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Immersive Worlds: Science, Narrative, and the Arts
Thursday, April 7, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, Baruch Performing Arts Center
From: Alison Griffiths, Interim Dean, Weissman School of Arts and Science
You and your classes are encourage to attend Immersive Worlds: Science, Narrative, and the Arts a full-day, conference and exhibit held in BPAC which explories the impact of immersive technologies across multiple disciplines including advertising, data, arts, education, science, and journalism.
Three panels moderated by Baruch faculty and keynote address:
12:30pm-1:45pm - Immersive Narrative: Advertising, Engagement, and Storytelling
Moderated by Shelly Eversley
Aina Abiodun, Cofounder of StoryCode
Beat Baudenbacher, Chief Creative Officer LoyalKaspar
David Carroll, Founder, Center for Mobile Creative, Parsons School of Design - The New School
2:30pm-3:45pm - Immersive Science: Design and Technology
Moderated by David Gruber
Jonathan Fisher, Founder and Director of the Neurodome Neuroimaging Project.
Ben Chang, Co-Director of Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ken Perlin, Director, Games for Learning, Institute New York University,
4:30pm-5:45pm - Immersive Arts: Media and Spectatorship
Moderated by Susan Tenneriello
Ezgi Ucar, Award-winning immersive and Multisensory Artist
Marie Clapot, Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kevin Cunningham, Founder of the renowned 3-Legged Dog Media + Theatre Group
6:15pm-7:15pm – Keynote Address – Those Formerly Known as the Audience: The Future of Immersion
Lance Weiler, Director of Experiential Learning & Applied Creativity at Columbia University
Interactive Exhibit – a collaboration with the New Media Artspace curated by Katherine Behar:
The exhibit layers augmented reality and virtual reality artworks by Ben Chang, Silvia Ruzanka, and Will Pappenheimer which highlight the interplay of viewers’ bodies as they engage with immersive technologies as physical objects, exposing the importance of materiality in virtual systems. It includes a Google Cardboard stereoscopy project by Baruch New Media Arts students Ivan Calderon, Alyssa D’Angelo, Mohamed Hassan, Iris Kim, Alexandra Perez, and Michelle Sheu.
The GeoDome by The Elumentai - an immersive learning environment consisting of a dome and projection system - will allow 3-dimensional data visualization immersing the viewer in a virtual tour of the human brain called the Neurodome.
Thursday, April 7 2016, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm throughout Baruch Performing Arts Center’s spaces in the Newman Vertical Campus.
Please sign yourself or your classes up for each of the sessions you will attend via this link:
Immersive Worlds is convened by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences (WSAS) and Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC). It was coordinated by Sarah Bishop, Susan Tenneriello, Ted Altschuler and Katherine Behar. It is supported by Globus Speaker Series funds, the WSAS Dean’s Office, and Baruch College’s Office of the Provost. The Immersive Worlds Art Exhibition is a collaboration between the New Media Artspace and the Immersive Worlds Conference. It has been supported by the Baruch College Maker Hub, the Newman Library, and BCTC and by the contributions of the presenters and artists. The Elumenati immersive projection designers have supplied the Geodome facilitate viewing of the Neurodome.