The second edition of Brock’s Interacting with Immersive Worlds Conference is taking place this summer. Registration is now open. I was able to attend last year, and it was the highlight of my conference season. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this year, so I’m going to miss out on some brilliant sessions.
Interacting with Immersive Worlds
An International Conference presented at
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
JUNE 15-16, 2009
Register to attend at: http://www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds
Focusing on the growing cultural significance of interactive media, IWIW will feature academic papers organized along four streams:
-Challenges at the Boundaries of Immersive Worlds features creative exploration and innovation in immersive media including ubiquitous computing, telepresence, interactive art and fiction, and alternate reality.
-Critical Approaches to Immersion looks at analyses of the cultural and/or psychological impact of immersive worlds, as well as theories of interactivity.
-Immersive Worlds in Education examines educational applications of immersive technologies.
-Immersive Worlds in Entertainment examines entertainment applications of immersive technologies, such as computer games.
The IWIW conference also features 4 keynote speakers:
-Janet Murray, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
-Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication, IT University of Denmark
-Geoffrey Rockwell, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta
-Deborah Todd, Game Designer, Writer and Producer, and Author of Game Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light
Visit the conference Web site at http://www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds
Jean Bridge, Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Danahay, Department of English Language and Literature, Brock University,
Denis Dyack, Silicon Knights, Catharines, Ontario, email@example.com
Barry Grant, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Hutchison, Faculty of Education, Brock University, email@example.com
Kevin Kee, Department of History, Brock University, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Mitterer, Department of Psychology, Brock University, email@example.com
Michael Winter, Department of Computer Science, Brock University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Wright, Information Technology Services, Brock University, email@example.com