Author: pkarjala

  • Kilo Hōkū VR Featured on Think Tech Hawaii

    Kilo Hōkū VR Featured on Think Tech Hawaii

    Kilo Hōkū VR was featured on Think Tech Hawaii‘s “Hawaii: State of Clean Energy” segment on November 11th, 2020. Host Mitch Ewan interviewed developer Patrick Karjala about the project, and what Kilo Hōkū VR is all about! Check out the segment here!

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  • Kilo Hōkū VR 1.0 Released on itch.io!

    Kilo Hōkū VR 1.0 Released on itch.io!

    The Kilo Hōkū team is excited to announce that Kilo Hōkū VR 1.0 is now available for download on itch.io! Kilo Hōkū VR is intended to help learners and practitioners of Native Hawaiian wayfinding to learn more about both the process of non-instrument navigation, as well as explore one of the most popular sailing canoes, […]

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  • Kilo Hōkū demoed at Polynesian Voyaging Society to Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson

    Kilo Hōkū demoed at Polynesian Voyaging Society to Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson

    The latest version of the Kilo Hōkū simulation was demonstrated at the February 8th Holiday Pāʻina of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.  There, Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson laid out his vision of a new School of Voyaging, and the next steps for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. While demonstrating to crew and friends of the Polynesian Voyaging […]

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  • New 0.4 Updates and Changes

    New 0.4 Updates and Changes

    We are happy to announce that we have finished the next phase of updates! There is now a new teacher controller system in place, which allows a teacher to turn features on and off, update the Latitude and Longitude, and control the speed of the Earth’s rotation and movement.  We also have a few pre-set […]

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  • Publication: Kilo Hōkū—Experiencing Hawaiian, Non-Instrument Open Ocean Navigation through Virtual Reality

    Publication: Kilo Hōkū—Experiencing Hawaiian, Non-Instrument Open Ocean Navigation through Virtual Reality

    The Kilo Hōkū team is proud to announce our first publication, now available in MIT’s journal PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments.  Titled “Kilo Hōkū—Experiencing Hawaiian, Non-Instrument Open Ocean Navigation through Virtual Reality” (doi:10.1162/PRES_a_00301), it is a presentation of our first steps in developing and prototyping the Kilo Hōkū simulation, the history of native Hawaiian Wayfinding, and our […]

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