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June 18: Media Advisory: Educators, Students From Around the World Come to Pittsburgh for GigaPan Dialogues Workshop

Contact:

Byron Spice   
412-268-9068
bspice@cs.cmu.edu

Media Advisory:
Educators, Students From Around the World
Come to Pittsburgh for GigaPan Dialogues Workshop

Event: Students in Pittsburgh are sharing their experiences and communities with peers from around the world via panoramic images they create using the GigaPan robotic camera. This 21st century "pen pal" program, established by Carnegie Mellon University's Global Connection Program in partnership with the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE), will expand this fall and participants will receive training at the GigaPan Dialogues International Workshop in Pittsburgh.

Teachers and students from schools in Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago will be joined at the workshop by teachers from South Fayette Middle/High School, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, Connellsville Area Middle/High School, Propel Schools and the Falk Laboratory School in Oakland. The workshop, organized by the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, will be led by staff members from CREATE and UNESCO-IBE. GigaPan, www.gigapan.org, was developed by Carnegie Mellon in collaboration with the NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, with support from Google.

When: June 22-24

Where: The workshop includes courses at South Fayette High School, Oakdale, and a working field trip to the North Side of Pittsburgh.

Attention Photo Assignment Desk: From 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 24, workshop participants will try out their new GigaPan skills by creating panoramic images of the Mexican War Streets section of Pittsburgh's North Side. The field trip begins at the Mattress Factory Art Museum, 500 Sampsonia Way. Please call Byron Spice at 412-268-9068 or 412-559-8501 in advance to make arrangements.

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