Arab Future Tripping VR

Rather than through software applications and data visualizations, Arab Future Tripping will embody the stitch holding together various immersive and performative modalities. VJ Um Amel’s Virtual Reality Research Cluster is made possible by UCSB Academic Senate Faculty Research Grant to support the prototyping and production of this 360 degree, first-person immersive, virtual reality (VR) story of the Arab Uprisings of 2011. The Twitter data is collected, processed, and provided by R-Shief.

Graduate Assistants

Intae Hwang is a researcher, product designer. He holds MFA in sculpture, MFA in Art and Technology,and PhD candidate in Media Arts and Technology Graduate program at UCSB. His main research is about creating virtual environment based on 18c Korean Painting. Also, he works as a game developer in Wireframe Studio. Game WebPage.

Han-Wei Kung is currently a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Media Arts and Technology. Before attending UCSB he completed his Master of Science in Visualization at Texas A&M University in2014. He also received a Master of Engineering from Cornell University in 2012 and a B.S. from National Chiao Tung University in 2007, both in Computer Science.