Verizon’s 5G Incubator: ChalkTalk Using 5G to Transform Education | Technology Demo | Verizon

Verizon’s 5G Incubator: ChalkTalk Using 5G to Transform Education | Technology Demo | Verizon

September 16, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


People solve problems and they either
use the tools they have or they develop new tools. I started developing Chalktalk so I could understand what that visual language
might be like because I knew augmented reality was coming. I think the original ideas for Chalktalk
probably started when I was about 6 years old. I read Harold and the Purple Crayon
It was a fantasy for children… … about a little boy who could take his purple crayon
and draw things and they would come to life. I’ve been interested in understanding
how people will express themselves in that future …when I can just draw in the air and you can see it too
and that drawing can come to life. That fundamental conversational exchange-
that’s the core of what we’re exploring. My students are really excited about the collaboration with Verizon
and the fact that there’s a 5G node right here at the Alley. … Because they’ve been wanting to do these experiments with wireless communication. And that delay that’s less than 1/100th of a second that gives you that real responsiveness. If we want the whole world to adopt it, we really need to be working with someone like Verizon. In a way, we’re trying to extend language itself
to be something that’s visual instead of just something that we hear. The best way to explain about physics is just to demonstrate it. So if I draw a pendulum, I should be able to
connect that pendulum to the graph. And then as I swing the pendulum,
you see the sine wave that shows the magnitude…. Everything we do as human beings is to support mind to mind,
emotion to emotion communication …using whatever physicality we can get our hands on. Chalktalk is a way of extending that freedom
and that human to human communication to the visual space.