"iSpaceLab sampler: immersive Spatial Perception Action/Art Cognition Embodiment"
Bernhard Riecke, Associate Professor, SIAT, SFU
Nov 23 2016, 12:30 - 14:20 pm, SFU Surrey Room 5380
About the talk:
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In this presentation different members of Bernhard Riecke's iSpace lab will give you an introduction of recent and ongoing projects ranging from psychophysical experiments in virtual reality (VR) to better understand how embodied self-motion illusions can improve our performance and enhance VR/gaming/telepresence applications, to our recent project on Virtual Earthgazing, where we use immersive virtual reality to give users a glimpse of the “overview effect”, an awareness shift experienced by astronauts when they see the Earth from space and realize how fragile it is.
web link: ispacelab.com
|Associate Professor Bernhard Riecke joined Simon Fraser University in 2008 after receiving his PhD from Tübingen University and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and working as a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University and the Max Planck Institute. His research approach combines fundamental scientific research with an applied perspective of improving human-computer interaction. For example, he uses multidisciplinary research approaches and immersive virtual environments to investigate what constitutes effective, robust, embodied and intuitive human spatial cognition, orientation and behaviour as well as presence and immersion. This fundamental knowledge is used to guide the design of novel, more effective human-computer interfaces and interaction paradigms that enable similarly effective processes in computer-mediated environments such as virtual reality, immersive gaming, and multimedia. His lab’s most recent project is on Virtual Earthgazing, where they use immersive virtual reality to give users a glimpse of the “overview effect”, an awareness shift experienced by astronauts when they see the Earth from space and realize how fragile it is.