Immersive III: Eclectic Topics I - Immersive Experiences and Technologies

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group, Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group, Digital Geographies Specialty Group
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Wilson B, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Alexander Klippel, Danielle Oprean, Martin Swobodzinski
Chairs: Alexander Klippel


Immersive technologies are changing numerous areas in geography and loosely associated disciplines. Immersive experiences with their potential to reduces psychological distances to the past, the future, remote, fantasy, and controlled worlds offer advantages over other media used for communication, sharing experiences, curing phobias, and making decisions. The theoretical foundations of immersive experiences are still slim. This session offers a platform for discussing how approaches on place, multi-media and immersive learning, presence, and others could lend themselves to develop a deeper understanding of immersive experiences enabled by xR technologies (augmented, mixed, and virtual reality).


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Danielle Oprean*, University of Missouri, Alexander Klippel, Penn State University, The value of 'virtual' place: Critically looking at developing immersive experiences from a theoretical perspective 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Merrill Johnson*, Colorado State University, Toward an Understanding of Place in Virtual Worlds 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Jiawei Huang*, Pennsylvania State University, Casey Helgeson, Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Tuana, Pennsylvania State University, Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University, Understanding the effectiveness of VR on decision making 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Chengbi Liu*, George Mason University, Exploring the relationship between user sentiment and surrounding context in AR social media 20 6:00 PM
Discussant Jiayan Zhao Pennsylvania State University 20 6:20 PM

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