Immersive Media Seminar Series


Tue Jun 13 2023 at 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm


Design & Innovation Building | San Diego, CA

Discover how extended reality and immersive media are bringing more opportunities for learning, work, and social interaction.
About this Event

Want to learn more about immersive media and the job landscape?

Immersive Media encompasses an evolution of technologies from the magic lantern shows of the 18th century, the popularity of stereoscopes of the 19th century, through radio, movies, TV, computer graphics, electronic gaming, VR, AR, generative art, and the immersive location based experiences now coming online. Hype cycles have come and gone. Companies rise and fall. Is the metaverse the future or an overhyped buzzword commandeered by Meta? Is AR becoming an indispensable part of life or a specialized tool?

This hybrid series is a comprehensive survey of the technologies, processes, and applications of immersive media with demonstrations, lectures, guest speakers, and participatory challenges. Guest speakers will include industry experts, entrepreneurs and faculty.

By the end of the series, attendees will have a grasp of the terminology, the landscape, production processes, and range of applications for immersive media. Together we will speculate on what the future holds.

Who is This Course For?

Open to all... Individuals interested in the fields of AR, VR, Location Based Entertainment, immersive experience design, game design and development, and associated production processes. Applications to entertainment, advertising, medicine, engineering, scientific visualization, training and education and a variety of military and industrial applications. Virtual collaboration, and the history of VR will also be covered. Appropriate for both technical and non-technically oriented arts and design students. This is not a production class.

No prerequisites.


Each class will have a lecture and guest speaker or panel. A lab should be available so that students can have a variety of experiences if they do not have their own HMD. These experiences will be curated. Assignments will include both written and oral presentations and the socratic approach will be emphasized. Each class can easily fill 3 hours.

  • Lecture (.75 -1 hour)
  • Student participation/presentations
  • Guest speaker/panel discussion (1 - 1.5 hour)


  • Develop a brief design for an immersive experience. Students can work alone or in small groups of two or three. Written and oral presentation
  • Write a critical review of an immersive experience.
  • Book Review: Select from a list of relevant books and provide a written and oral report


This hybrid series of talks are available for both in-person and remote attendance. Please note that in-person space is limited, so please make sure if you select an available in-person ticket, you can attend.

In-Person Attendance: Directions to Design & Innovation Building

This event is located on the Room 473 of the Design and Innovation Building (DIB). The building entrances are located across from the Structural Materials and Engineering building or next to the UC San Diego Central Campus Station bus and trolley stop.

Learn more about getting to the DIB, including parking, directions, and maps.

Remote Attendance Via Zoom

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email, which will contain the Zoom link and related information to remotely attend this exciting seminar series.


Where is it happening?

Design & Innovation Building, 9510 Innovation Lane, San Diego, United States

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