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SPRING 2002 • VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3

Exploring New Frontiers:
Computer Research Points Way to Virtual Environments

Aboard the starship Enterprise is a place called the holodeck, a fantastic space where powerful computers can simulate almost any environment with a degree of fidelity indistinguishable from reality. Here, the ship’s crew can stroll the streets of Victorian London, for instance, or ride the trails of the Old West. This is the stuff of science fiction. But if this tantalizing bit of fantasy should become reality decades from now, it may be in some small part thanks to the work of Claude L. Fennema Jr., chair of Mount Holyoke’s computer science department, and his team of student researchers.
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