In this eight episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets Professor of Creative Technologies Aljosa Smolic to discuss the relationship between technology and creativity.
Professor Aljosa Smolic is the Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Trinity, Prof. Smolic was with Disney Research Zurich as Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Advanced Video Technology group, and with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz- Institut (HHI), Berlin, also heading a research group as Scientific Project Manager.
At Disney Research he led over 50 industrial R&D projects that have resulted in technology transfers to a range of Disney business units. They include film studios, TV broadcasters, consumer products and are used in professional production today. Prof Smolic is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and served as Guest Editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on CSVT, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and other scientific journals.
He is a Committee Member of several conferences, and served in several Chair positions of conferences. The core objective of his research at TCD V-SENSE is to extend the dimensions of visual sensation through novel algorithms and workflows for image-based visual computing expanding the classical 2D video viewing experience common today, and to enable and support new consumer behaviours and preferences in consumption and creation of such content.
The bodymindself™ podcast is an ongoing series of conversations between JFL and others on the topics of applied psychology and cognitive science, experiential learning, perception, virtual and mixed reality, embodiment, mental processes and identification.
The aim of the series is to include the voices of people from very diverse backgrounds, ranging from academia to those working on the frontline in applied fields, with the hope of gaining an even greater systematic understanding of the topics being explored. All references and views expressed are those of the person who expressed them and not necessarily those of JFL.
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- Holodeck, Star Trek
- V-SENSE augmented and virtual reality research
- Virtual reality bodymindself™ podcast feature
- Augmented Reality bodymindself™ podcast feature
- Virtual Play, after Samuel Beckett
- V-SENSE research summary
- THE VOID Ghostbusters experience at Madame Tussauds
- Uncanny Valley short film
- Professor Aljosa Smolic research profile
- V-SENSE Trinity College Dublin
Special thanks to Dr Abraham Campbell at University College Dublin for coordinating this episode.