IMD@UMD: Virtual Workshop
IMD@UMD: Virtual Workshop
A dynamic increase in the development and use of immersive media tools and technologies is underway, transforming how we work, learn and appreciate the world around us.
At the University of Maryland, students, faculty and staff from six colleges and nine departments have come together to showcase their research and scholarship that is fueling new advances in science and health care, producing innovative education and training modules, and inspiring creative and socially-relevant artforms.
A keynote address by Marc Ruppel, UMD alumnus and program manager at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will highlight the impact and future of humanities-centered immersive media.
Organized by faculty and staff from the lmmersive Media Design (IMD) program and the Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Center (MAVRIC), the goal of this event is to stimulate conversation that will open new pathways for increasing collaboration and support of all-things-immersive across the UMD campus.
1:00 p.m. Roger Eastman, Director, IMD
1:05 p.m. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean, College of Arts & Humanities
1:10 p.m. Amitabh Varshney, Dean, College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences
1:15 p.m. Roger Eastman
1:20 p.m. Sammy Popat, Director, Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Center
"The Future of the Past: A Framework for Creating XR Experiences in the Humanities"
1:25 p.m. Marc Ruppel, Senior Programming Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
Ruppel is an alumni of the UMD English program and program manager at NEH. He will discuss how NEH views and supports new digital media for the enrichment and communication of NEH projects.
IMMERSIVE MEDIA ACROSS CAMPUS
2:00 p.m. Andrew Robert Cissna, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
2:10 p.m. Jonathan David Martin, Lecturer, IMD
2:20 p.m. Adam Robert Marton, Director of Capital News Service, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
2:30 p.m. Stefan Woehlke, Ph.D. candidate, School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Quint Gregory, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, and Caroline Paganussi, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology
IMMERSIVE MEDIA DESIGN MAJOR
3:00 p.m. Brandon Morse, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art
3:10 p.m. Mollye Bendell, Lecturer, IMD and Studio Art
3:20 p.m. Matthias Zwicker, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science
3:30 p.m. Barbara Brawn, Associate Director, and Researchers Jon Heagerty, Eric Lee and Sida Li, Maryland Blended Reality Center
4:00 p.m. Monifa Vaughn-Cooke, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
4:10 p.m. Kathryn Margaret Dow-Burger, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences; Elizabeth Redcay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; and Andy Begel, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
4:25 p.m. Dan Kunitz, Executive Director, DC I-Corps Node
4:35 p.m. Aishwarya Tare, Innovation Catalyst Project
4:45 p.m. Sahil Mayenkar, President, XR Club
4:55 p.m. Closing Remarks