The Immersive Storytelling workshop is presented by the Virginia Tech Center for Human-computer Interaction, and co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Humanities.

Workshop Organizers

Dr. Wallace Lages

Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts
Member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction.

Dr. Lages research is focused on Augmented and Virtual Reality, with intersections with computer graphics, robotics, digital games, interactive art, and design. His recent research investigates glanceable AR interfaces, machine agency, active haptics in VR, and the use of live-action techniques in immersive storytelling.

Dr. Michael Horning

Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication
Member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction.

Interested in how technology innovations impact the news industry. His current work is focussed on studying how virtual and augmented reality can be used in news reporting and how storytelling changes in these media environments.

Steering Committee

Dr. Douglas Bowman

Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Frank J. Maher Professor of Computer Science 

Principal investigator of the 3D Interaction Group, his research focuses on the topics of three-dimensional user interface design and the benefits of immersion in virtual environments. Dr. Bowman is one of the co-authors of 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and received the Technical Achievement award from the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee in 2014

Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh

Associate Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction

Dr. Kavanaugh interests lie in the area of social computing, specifically communication behavior and effects, communication systems and institutions, urban informatics, and digital government.

Graduate Research Assistant

Timothy Stelter

PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech.

His primarily interested in understanding the outdoor communities on trails, reducing the affect of digital technology has on the user experience outdoors, and designing systems utilizing citizen science methodologies.

Administrative Support

Tabitha Hartman, Dept. of Computer Science

Teresa Hall, Dept. of Computer Science

Holly Williams, Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Melissa Wyers, Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology

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