Creative Technologies

Kim Grinfeder and Student

Creative Technologies

About the Creative Technologies Team at IDSC

Creative Technologies explores a world of expressive possibilities using code and design to shape the world. This interdisciplinary field coalesces computing with other disciplines centering around the intersection of computing and research design in an interdisciplinary context.

At IDSC, the team engages in the following areas of creative technologies:

Immersive Media
Meaningful use of immersive technologies to leverage the transformative power of VR and AR in education, training, and simulation to healthcare and storytelling,

Creativity, Machine Learning, and AI
Explores how this foundational technology of the 21st century can be used in the arts, humanities, communication, and social sciences.

Human-Computer Interaction
Explores how emerging technologies affect our behaviors and impacts products, services, and culture.

Kim Grinfeder

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Director, Creative Technologies
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Interactive Media
School of Communication | 305.284.6253

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Ching Hua Chuan
Ching-Hua Chuan
Assistant Professor

Amin Sarafraz
Amin Sarafraz
Research Asst. Professor

Staff and Students

Nicolas Alberti
Nicolas Alberti
Systems Administrator

Bryson Rudolph
Bryson Rudolph
XR Software Engineer

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Ayaan Abdulla

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Oscar Arana

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Gaelle Charlet

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Kumani Riley

Natalia Jimenez Sierra
Natalia Jimenez Sierra
UX Designer + Software Developer

Eric Soriano
Erik Soriano
UX Designer
MFA Interactive Media—UI/UX

Cassandra Swilley
Cassandra Swilley
3D Artist


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Ry Black
Jr. Software Developer

Maria Cadena
Maria Cadena
VR Architect

Andrea Lustgarten
Andrea Fischbach
UI Designer

Whitaker Ellsworth Redgate
Whit Redgrate | Software
Developer + Point Cloud Wrangler