Instituting Science In Schools (I.S.I.S) is a San Francisco-based organization that presents educational subject matter through entertainment platforms designed to boost inner city students' enthusiasm for science, technology and mathematics.
Its latest tactic comes in the form of a holographic presentation. The organization teamed up with Obscura and Ankh Marketing & Communications to create a series of science-focused lectures featuring eight-foot holographic versions of Mos Def and NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin. Both icons divulged personal stories, detailing how they persevered through hardship and achieved success. The lecture left students with the take-away that pursuing a variety of academic interests will offer value and significance to future career choices.
This is a great example of how immersive experiences can be used to engage and encourage youth.