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Krzysztof Pietroszek Assistant Professor School of Communication

Send email to Krzysztof Pietroszek
SOC - School of Communication
Monday and Tuesday, 2:30-3:30, DMTI 115B (IDEAS Lab inside Game Lab) Please email me at krzysztofvr -@-, instead of, since spam guard filters out many external messages.
Additional Positions at AU
Founding Director, Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications and Stories Lab (IDEAS Lab)
Ph.D. in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction), University of Waterloo, Canada
M.F.A. in Film, York University, Canada
M.A. in Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
B.Sc./M.Sc. in Computer Science with courses in Archeology

Favorite Spot on Campus
MPC studio
Book Currently Reading
The Gateway series by Frederik Pohl and The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker.
Dr. Pietroszek is an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. He is also the Founding Director of Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications and Stories Lab (IDEAS Lab). His research interests include application of machine learning to media, designing and studying immersive narratives, games for change, and understanding montage techniques in virtual, mixed and augmented reality. He is also interested in using XR to transform film and theatre into a new, hybrid, participatory art form.

To date, Dr. Pietroszek shot five short films ("Agape","Daniel","Eve","Greenscreen", "Vera"), produced an award-winning feature film ("Waiting for Summer"), created a transmedia experience ("Vera"), developed several video games (the first one as a 12 year old), published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, hitch-hiked 30,000 miles, and backpacked in over 60 countries.