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Virtual Environments include virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, extended reality, and spatial computing. This talk will explain some of technology and techniques to make this happen. An interesting aspect is how would you use these technologies in your home, office, and outside. Companies are promising so much, but we will examine what is does well and not so well. The talk will explore some future directions.

Presented by Emeritus Prof. Bruce H. Thomas PhD


Presenter Bio:

Professor Bruce Hunter Thomas is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia. His current research interests include the following: user interfaces, augmented reality, virtual reality, visualisation, wearable computers, CSCW, tabletop display interfaces, and the use of cognitive psychology in virtual environments research.

He has served in many roles for the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, IEEE Virtual Reality, and IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, including program chair, general chair and on the steering committee. He also founded the ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference (formerly IEEE Tabletop). He was awarded the ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) 20-Year Impact Award.

Prof. Thomas’ academic qualifications include the following: a BA in Physics from George Washington University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Computer Science from Flinders University. Prof. Thomas has over 350 publications and has been cited over 11400 times.

This event has been organised by the City of Holdfast Bay Libraries.


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