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The Institute for Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications, and Stories (the Institute for IDEAS) is an interdisciplinary research center hosted in the School of Communication at American University. The mission of the Institute is to lead interdisciplinary research focused on developing, applying, and understanding immersive technologies, including virtual, augmented, mixed, and extended reality. The Institute serves as an international hub for scientific progress, operating at the meeting point of a wide variety of research and creative fields. The Institute was founded by Dr. Krzysztof Pietroszek and an interdisciplinary group of faculty across the American University and beyond, who actively research immersive technologies.