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'Adventure Awaited' at Virtual Reality Demonstration

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of  what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Adventure Awaits!" the theme proclaimed. And that it did Saturday at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day--especially at the second annual "Virtual Reality Bugs" display at Briggs Hall, the administrative home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology...

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of  what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"That was cool!" Sebastian Ehrlich removes the headset. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"That was cool!" Sebastian Ehrlich removes the headset. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife  Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila,  and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila, and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila, and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"That's fascinating!" said Paul McCelland, as he hands off the headphones to another member of his party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"That's fascinating!" said Paul McCelland, as he hands off the headphones to another member of his party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Virtual Reality Bugs: An Incredible Experience

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his

"Virtual Reality Bugs": What an incredible experience! Be sure to head over to Briggs Hall on Saturday, April 13 during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day to see or participate in medical entomologist/geneticist Geoffrey Attardo's virtual reality (VR)...

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his
Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his "Virtual Reality Bugs" demonstration drew participants all day long at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. He'll do so again this Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his "Virtual Reality Bugs" demonstration drew participants all day long at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. He'll do so again this Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on spiders, medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo demonstrated his virtual reality system. The girls, members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30477, Vacaville, are (from left) Jayda Navarrette, 8; Keira Yu, 8, and Kendl Macklin, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on spiders, medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo demonstrated his virtual reality system. The girls, members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30477, Vacaville, are (from left) Jayda Navarrette, 8; Keira Yu, 8, and Kendl Macklin, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on spiders, medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo demonstrated his virtual reality system. The girls, members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30477, Vacaville, are (from left) Jayda Navarrette, 8; Keira Yu, 8, and Kendl Macklin, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, experiences Virtual Reality with spiders.
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, experiences Virtual Reality with spiders. "I just want to collect them," she said. With her is medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, experiences Virtual Reality with spiders. "I just want to collect them," she said. With her is medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:56 PM
 
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