Walking through Space and Time with SMALLab Augmented Reality

Welcome to SMALLab, the coolest classroom you’ve ever seen! Like a room-sized iPad, this unique interactive learning environment is equipped with augmented-reality technology to enable you to explore scientific concepts as you move and interact with projected images.

Brought to Georgia Tech by SMALLab Learning (www.smallablearning.com) and the Georgia Tech members of LIGO (Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory), this augmented-reality classroom offers a kinesthetic approach to learning about gravitational waves, astrophysics, and more.

The augmented-reality classroom is based on peer-reviewed research showing that comprehension and retention are enhanced by movement, a concept known as embodied learning, which SMALLab taps into through motion-capture technology. SMALLab Learning’s development work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Intel Research, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bringing SMALLab to Georgia Tech is the brainchild of Karelle Siellez, a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. Funding was provided by the Georgia Tech Parents Fund for Student Life and Leadership and the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts.

WORKSHOP: Create your own content

April 17, 9 AM-5 PM & April 18, 2-5 PM

Using SMALLab's technology, create your own learning games.

Registration is required. Contact sky@physics.gatech.edu to register.


Experience the coolest classroom ever! Learn about astrophysics, gravitational waves, and more by using your mind AND body.

Free and no registration required. Come alone or with friends and have fun with this new way of learning science! 

April 19-20, 9 AM-5 PM For Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty only

April 21, 9 AM-5 PM Open to the public 


Event Details


  • Tuesday, 2018, April 17 - 12:00am to Saturday, 2018, April 21 - 12:00am

Room 382, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, 266 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Free but registration is required to join the workshop. Contact sky@physics.gatech.edu

For More Information Contact

Karelle Siellez