Welcome to the Advanced Media Lab
The AML offers applied and creative research opportunities for students that reflect the NAU commitment to student success. We develop virtual reality and augmented reality technologies that contribute to the education and research mission of the university.
The AML lab strives to use technology that pushes the boundaries of creativity. Here are the projects and people who explore new horizons of innovation.
Project feature: Vanishing River
This 360 Aerial documentary makes tangible the changing landscape of the American Southwest as it explores the upper reaches of the Colorado River down to Lake Mead and Phoenix, where we can see the stark reminders of the river’s decline. With funding from the Hearst foundation this virtual reality documentary shows the implications of climate change. Our cinematography team is preparing to fly a DJI Matrice 600 Pro drone, capable of carrying a 13-pound camera. The drone is being specially modified by NAU’s Engineering Department to hold and stabilize a Kandao 360 camera. read more.
AML and NAU Esports
Esports will gain a new home in the Advanced Media Lab. The lab provides a space for team practice and competition. The lab also has state-of-the-art technology, including a “Shoutcasting” booth that enables commentary and streaming of the NAU Esports club. read more.
Dr. Civitello has worked alongside the AML team for 3 years to create an Organic Chemistry tool for students to develop skills in VR. His Organic chemistry class is now using ChemVR as a tool integrated into organic chemistry coursework. read more to learn more about the project.