Virtual reality as a medium and design space continues to grow, but we suggest that the range of experiences offered rarely stray from the first person perspective. Most experiences, especially video games, have the user directly embody their avatar. In Perspective is a project that explores alternate interfaces that place the user outside of the body of the avatars they inhabit and uses multiple forms of puppetry as design references for new interfaces that blend procedural and physical motion.
The Digital World and Image Group focuses on two main areas: virtual spaces and real-time imagery gathered from them. We see game spaces and game media as important forms of self-expression. That is why we work to improve creative access and the expressive range available in interactive digital media such as games. Research is conducted in a combination of theory, analysis, and practical experimentation.