In the MIX: ASU looks to the future with new emerging technologies building, faculty, programs
Experts say the future will bring our experiences in the realms of work, education, culture and other aspects of life into ever more seamless immersions in both the physical and virtual worlds. For example, Assistant Professor Robert LiKamWa recently led students in demonstrating the use of virtual reality to explore climate change and in presenting a class project called Dreamscape Learn, a fully immersive virtual reality learning system. Professor Pavan Turaga points to ASU’s new Media and Immersive Experience (MIX) Center as an example of the movement of the arts, social studies, science, engineering, media technologies and more into increasingly connected immersive environments. Turaga is director of the Schools of Arts, Media and Engineering, in which LiKamwa is a faculty member, and both are also on the faculty of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, one of the seven Fulton Schools — the kinds of dual positions that reflect the merging of academic disciplines and professional fields being forged in the evolving world of immersive realities.