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Dining at the Virtual Buffetlink

What do you get when you bring together a team of researchers from Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Visual Media Arts? The Imaging Research Center has long prided itself on being an interdisciplinary hub, believing that the best work comes from a conversation among and across fields. In this case, asking questions about what college students eat has led to an exciting new way to assess food choices. We have built a virtual reality dining hall that allows researchers to study individual food choices while comparing the virtual to the actual world. This project, nicknamed “The Virtual Buffet,” is an exemplar of IRC work in the areas of programming, modeling, and photogrammetry, and has already produced important findings.

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Dining at the Virtual Buffet

What do you get when you bring together a team of researchers from Psychology, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Visual Media Arts? The Imaging Research Center has long prided itself on ...more

Ecomimesis on Display

The IRC is delighted to announce that former faculty fellow, Lynn Cazabon, is showing her new virtual reality project Ecomimesis in the exhibition more

EnCue by Octava

IRC projects emerge and progress along a variety of pathways. Some are generated in-house by the IRC staff. Others grow from collaborations with faculty, who come to us with ideas and funding, or ...more

Experiencing Collaboration

There is increasing chatter about collaboration all around and among us at the university. To collaborate is becoming an aspiration. So many of us want to reach out and work together, preferably on ...more

Faculty Fellows Work: Shabamanetica

One of the most popular installations at the 2017 Baltimore Light City Festival was Eric Dyer’s Shabamanetica, two spinning sculptures that resembled massive ship’s wheels. As the wheels ...more