ChoroPhronesisMark Simpson with posterPennsylvania & Friends Spatial Cognition Symposium

ChoroPhronesis: Applied Spatial Intelligence

ChoroPhronesis Overview

The term ChoroPhronesis is a combination of Choro and Phronesis. Choro is the Greek term for space; Phronesis is the Greek word for wisdom or intelligence.

ChoroPhronesis is a research unit within Penn State’s Department of Geography and associated with the GeoVISTA Center. The focus of our research, education, and outreach is on space/environments and how humans think about them, interact with them, represent them, and change them. We cover research on basic questions of human categorization and conceptualization as well as advanced geospatial technologies from 3D modeling to Virtual Realities.

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Alexander Klippel awarded grant from COIL for iVR in Education research

Alexander Klippel’s proposal has been selected by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) as one of only three to be funded during our Spring 2016 round of Research Initiation Grants (RIGs). These grants offer up to $40,000 in seed funding for the most innovative projects related to improving learning at Penn State and beyond.

The project is called: Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR): The Printing Press of the 21st Century and How Learning About Place and Space Will Never be the Same.

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Featured Project: SensePlace3, election edition

SensePlace3 user interface

SensePlace3 allows you to search and map Tweets from and about specific places in the 2016 election cycle. Try it!