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Creative Technologies, Fall 2023

Meet Ching-Hua Chuan: Artificial Intelligence Advocate with a Human-Centered Approach

August 26, 2023

The analytical side of Ching-Hua Chuan’s brain led her to leave her native Taiwan to study computer science in the U.S. But it was the artistic side of her brain that helped her discover where she would fit into that massive field of study.

Creative Technologies, Fall 2023

“Mangrove City” Wins AWE XR Prize Challenge | Education

August 26, 2023

“Mangrove City“, a VR experience geared towards educating middle schoolers on the crucial role mangrove forests play in protecting coastal communities and mitigating climate change, took home the XR prize for the Educate category at the AWE 2023 Awards. This collaborative project was submitted as part of the “XR Challenge: Fight Climate Change.”

Creative Technologies, Spring 2023

Building a Digital Twin for Training in the UMVerse

January 18, 2023

Ophthalmologist Giselle Ricur, M.D., has been promoting telemedicine for decades, but it wasn’t until COVID hit in early 2020 that she started making major headway.

Creative Technologies, Spring 2023

Game and Interactive Media Design Student Casey O’Brien is Living the Dream

January 18, 2023

Casey O’Brien is only months (and a capstone project) away from completing her Master of Fine Arts in Game and Interactive Media Design. A week after she graduates, O’Brien will start her dream job at her dream company, working on her favorite game. “I grew up playing games, from elementary school into college,” said O’Brien. […]

Creative Technologies, Extended Reality, Spring 2022

COVER STORY: UM Leaps Into The Metaverse

January 29, 2022

Léa Dorne still vividly remembers visiting a Syrian refugee camp and standing inside a family’s United Nations trailer in Jordan. But she wasn’t actually in the Middle East. Dorne observed the family’s reality through an Oculus Quest headset while watching a film shot in virtual reality (VR).