DiVE into Alcohol
Digital Media, New Media, Video Recording
This web-based interactive 3D virtual experience will help students learn how alcohol gets absorbed into the body and chemically changed into a toxic substance. Developed using virtual reality software that runs the Duke immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE) , the program is completely interactive for use online by the general public, including high school chemistry & biology, and college chemistry, biology, biochemistry, & organic chemistry.
Travel into the avatar’s body to follow alcohol molecules through the gastrointestinal tract to the liver. There, you can control the chemical reaction called oxidation, moving molecules in 3D space to generate a toxic metabolite. Finally, learn how genetics changes everything! It’s the next best thing to “being there”.
Duke Faculty Artists/Collaborators
David Zielinski; Rochelle Denenberg Schwartz-Bloom