MaxWhere: VR Spaces for Collaborative Knowledge Construction

Thursday, December 14, 2017

03:50 p.m.

ISI 2nd floor meeting room

Adam Csapo

Virtual Reality is a computing paradigm that promises to radically change the way we interact with the digital world. However, I believe there are a few misconceptions about VR that need to be cleared up before it can deliver on this promise.
In this seminar, I will first talk about what I call the 'reality misconception' and the 'avatar misconception'. Then, in the second part, I will introduce a VR platform that evades these misconceptions and can be seen as a deeply practical tool for gathering data and collaboratively turning it into presentable and actionable knowledge.
Adam Csapo obtained his PhD degree at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2014. Since 2016, he is working as an       associate professor at the Széchenyi István University in Győr, Hungary. Dr. Csapo’s research focuses on cognitive infocommunication channels in virtual collaboration environments, i.e. enabling users to communicate with each other and with their spatial surroundings in novel and effective ways. At the same time, he is involved in the development of assistive technology for the visually impaired, as well as in the development of a commercial VR platform.  Dr. Csapo has over 50 publications, including 1 co-authored book and 16 journal papers.