Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Satellite: Perception and action in immersive worlds

Tuesday July 16 09:00-16:00

ASSC 17 and the 5D Institute Present: Perception and Action in Immersive Worlds

A Satellite Symposium Highlighting the Emerging Interface Between the Realms
of Human Perception and Action and Cutting-Edge Interactive and Immersive Media


Sergei Gepshtein PhD, Center for Neurobiology of Vision, The Salk Institute

Alex McDowell RDI, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

This one-day symposium will celebrate and promote the rapidly growing interaction between two communities: researchers engaged in the scientific study of human perception and action and the practitioners of interactive and immersive narrative media technologies. Leading researchers and artists will discuss human behavior and conscious experience vis-à-vis physical, social, and imagined realities represented in purely virtual worlds, as well as in the 'mixed' worlds that interlace physical and virtual realities.

The symposium will comprise a series of sessions, each featuring two speakers: a scientist and an artist or immersive-reality practitioner. The speakers will first present their approaches and then review both existing and prospective links between their domains of expertise. Following each session, generous time will be devoted to questions from the audience.


Thomas Albright - Director, Vision Center Laboratory and Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Nonny de la Peña - Fellow, Interactive Media Arts Department, USC; Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist

Tracy Fullerton - Electronic Arts Endowed Chair of Interactive Entertainment and Director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab, School of Cinematic Arts, USC

Sergei Gepshtein - Center for the Neurobiology of Vision, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Perry Hoberman - Center for Stereoscopic 3D, School for Cinematic Arts, USC

Michael Kubovy - Dep’t of Psychology, University of Virginia

Greg Lynn - Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA; Principal, Greg Lynn Form

Alex McDowell - Director, World Building Media Lab and Creative Director, 5D Institute, School of Cinematic Arts, USC

Howard Poizner - Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD

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