Immersive VI: Eclectic Topics II - Immersive Experiences and Technologies

Type: Paper
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Roosevelt 7, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Jiayan Zhao, Jiawei Huang
Chairs: Mahda M. Bagher


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 Alexander Klippel*, Pennsylvania State University, An immersive science of place 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Martin Swobodzinski*, Portland State University, Immersive experiences, VR technology, and companion animals: Reflections on a collaborative experimental multi-site study on human emotion 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Jiayan Zhao*, The Pennsylvania State University, Mark Simpson, The Pennsylvania State University, Jan Oliver Wallgrün, The Pennsylvania State University, Alexander Klippel, The Pennsylvania State University, Isovist Scale - An Unexplored Opportunity for Spatial Learning in Virtual Environments 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Zachary Bortolot*, James Madison University, A Fine Summer Day in 1951: Creating a Colorized 3D Model of Washington, DC Using Historical and Modern Aerial Imagery and LiDAR 20 6:00 PM
Discussant Mark Simpson Pennsylvania State University 20 6:20 PM

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