Mary Hart and Mark Chiarulli will speak on

"Photography and Learning in Virtual Reality"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday January 7, 2007 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Room 1102


Since 2000, Mary Hart has been the creator and Director of The Computing Workshop, providing Computer Science Education for Students with Special Needs. The Computing Workshop, which began as a project at Carnegie Mellon University, provides innovative adapted instruction in computing, high technology, digital photography and video, and the graphic and computing arts for students with cognitive differences such as autism.

Prior to creating The Computing Workshop, Mary spent twenty years teaching Computer Science in higher education, including Louisiana State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and others. She posesses Master of Science Degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy, and has completed coursework for the Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon's Center for Innovation and Learning.


Mark Chiarulli, a Senior Computer Science major at the University of Wisconsin, has spent two years designing adapted curricula for The Computing Workshop, and has worked in both Graphic Design and Instructional Design at the University of Wisconsin's Division of Information Technology. Working with Mary Hart last summer, he developed and taught a new course in 3D Virtual Environments at the Computing Workshop, assisting students to implement 3D Virtual Reality Learning Environments powered by the Unreal Tournament Game Engine .