iLRN2024 Special Track
Sustainable Development and Immersive Learning in the Climate Emergency (SDILCE)
Special Track Chairs
- Alan Miller, University of St Andrews
- Joan Condell, University of Ulster
- Gozde Yildiz, University of Siena
Achieving sustainable development and tackling the climate emergency are huge challenges facing humanity. Whether it be overcoming borders and barriers, protecting and promoting our heritage, eradicating discrimination or achieving the behavioural change we need to stop global warming, in this track we would like to highlight and explore the contributions of immersive technologies.
In this track we will accept research papers, which explore the different ways immersive technologies and immersive learning have been and can be dep0loyed to address the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals. We are looking for experience, measurements of success and challenges that remain.
We are also interested in the experience of museums, charities, community organisations SMEs and large corporations, in monitoring, adopting, mitigating and communicating climate change.
We will seek to bring together human rights organisations, scientists, technologists, educationalists and activists to discuss from a variety of perspectives the role that immersive can play in addressing the issues raised by the SDGs and in particular by the impact of the accelerating Climate Emergency.
We expect this track to feature as a Climate Festival Workshop in St Andrews, immediately prior to the physical conference, in the virtual conference and in Glasgow.
- Can immersive technology help us overcome psychological distance from climate change?
- How can we measure the climate cost of immersive computing and balance that against its benefits?
- Can games technologies help us explore alternative climate futures?
- Will digitising cultural landscapes help overcome boundaries and reach across borders?
- How does digitisation and immersion contribution to protection of heritage?
- Can immersive technologies promote heritage and positive engagement with the climate crises?
- Immersion and monitoring the cultural impacts of climate change.
- Immersive art, exhibits and museums and the climate crises.