Kilo Hōkū at STEMS² Symposium 2019

Kilo Hōkū was featured at the first annual STEMS² Symposium, which took place at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies on June 27th, 2019. The STEMS² Symposium invited teachers, students, policy makers, cultural practitioners, STEM and other STEMS² enthusiasts to learn with and from each other.  Presentations highlighted local and national work that focused on …

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 …

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 …