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Institute for Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications, and Stories


Holograms for sports training. From left to right: golf, tennis, yoga

Holographic Sports

We present a holographic library of short exercises that are used to practice sports techniques.

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Dunia & Aram

Immersive musical experiences can bring audiences a new perspective on classic compositions of all kinds.

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Two holograms of people float above a table in front of an old radio

Space Ocean Library

Did you matter? Were you loved? These are questions are explored in this interactive narration experience in VR. 

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Mixed Reality Communication

A remote expert guides a local operator through the placement of a central venous catheter using augmented objects

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Emirati Stories

An AR Documentary that explores Emirati history and endeavors to spark an interest in Emirati heritage among young people.

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A digitally rendered image of a hand reaching towards a fruit bowl in a dining room setting.


An adaptation of Katherine Mansfield's short story told across immersive and non-immersive media.

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A movie poster of a figure walking toward the horizon with title 'Walking for Freedom'.

Walking for Freedom

An immersive documentary on the Venezuelan refugee crisis shot on location by MFA students.

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Tabletop Stories

Three interactive augmented reality children stories on three immersive displays.

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Gameplay screenshots outlining the major events in VR Wildfire Prevention: Game start, location selection, material collection, fire-pit building, fire creation, and fire extinguishing.

Wildfire Prevention

VR Wildfire Prevention aims to engage and educate people in campfire safety by providing a controlled environment

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Les Miserables

Honing 3D storytelling skills with the help of Sony’s Volumetric Capture System

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VR Forest

A realistic forest in virtual reality with animal behavior simulated using shader graphs and camera effect.

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Quantum Computing

We developed an XR application with an easily accessible quantum simulation.

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An AR demonstration of the virtual museum exhibition software.

Holographic Exhibitions

AHMED is a tool for designing holographic museum exhibitions that respond to touch.

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A visual demonstration of UniVResity, a VR demonstration of being in the classroom.


In times of COVID, classroom participation through VR becomes a great alternative to death-by-zoom.

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A visual demonstration of Ractive, a VR theatre experience.

AI Actors in VR

Can artificial intelligence learn how to perform Hamlet's famous soliloquy? To a degree...

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Spherical Harmonics

Exploring Spherical Harmonics for Perception Pesearch in the Context of 3D Optical Illusions.

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A visualization of a gravitational field.

Gravitational Waves

Immersive experience visualizing gravitational waves passing through the solar system.

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A closeup image of a robot.

Robots with Humor

Printing Robots with Humor may allow us to cross the uncanny valley of robot-human relations.

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Speech-Driven Gestures

Using Deep Learning to Generate Plausible Non-verbal Communication from Speech.

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A demonstration of the TickTockRay.


Can we use and off-the-shelf smartwatches to interact in mobile virtual reality?

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A VR demonstration of TheNuclearBuscuit.

The Nuclear Biscuit

What would you do in a nuclear crisis? This VR experiment seeks to find out.

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A young person sitting at a computer demonstrating the Scalebridge game.

Scalebridge VR

Teaching children proportional reasoning using their brainwaves to adapt difficulty level.

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A demonstration of translucent material perception findings.

Translucent Object Perception

Understanding 3D shape, lighting, and material properties in perception of translucent objects.

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A demonstration of the Mass Perception experiment using VR.

Mass Perception of Virtual Objects

We are exploring the integration of visual information and haptic feedback in an immersive VR environment. 

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