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5D News Blast 06.2013
ASSC 17 - Perception and Action in Immersive Worlds - July 16th, 2013

Perception and Action in
Immersive Worlds

A satellite symposium at the annual meeting of Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC 17) in San Diego

July 16, 2013

CURATED BY PERCEPTION SCIENTIST SERGEI GEPSHTEIN AND NARRATIVE DESIGNER ALEX McDOWELL, this one-day symposium will celebrate and promote the increasingly important interaction between two hitherto distinct communities: researchers engaged in the scientific study of human perception and action and researchers of interactive and immersive narrative media technologies in architecture, games, cinema, and new media arts.

Thought leaders from both communities will discuss human behavior and conscious experience in physical, social, and imagined realities represented in purely virtual worlds, as well as in the 'mixed' worlds that interlace physical and virtual realities.

The symposium will comprise a series of illustrated sessions each featuring two speakers: a scientist and an artist or immersive-reality practitioner. The speakers will first paint a general picture of their approaches and then explore current and prospective links between their domains of expertise. Following each session, generous time will be devoted to discussion and questions from the audience.

Attendees are invited to learn about cutting-edge research of consciousness using reduced-price day passes to the ASSC conference. Student discounts apply. Mix with conference participants at the banquet on July 14 and conference "after-party on the beach" on July 15.

5D & The Mind Science Foundation


  • Sergei Gepshtein PhD, Center for Neurobiology of Vision, The Salk Institute
  • Alex McDowell RDI, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California


Thomas Albright Thomas Albright
Director, Vision Center Laboratory and Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Greg Lynn Greg Lynn
Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA; Principal, Greg Lynn Form
Michael Kubovy Michael Kubovy
Director, Perception Lab, Dept. of Psychology, University of Virginia
Alex McDowell Alex McDowell
Director, World Building Media Lab and Creative Director, 5D Institute, School of Cinematic Arts, USC
Sergei Gepshtein Sergei Gepshtein
Center for the Neurobiology of Vision, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Nonny de la Peña Nonny de la Peña
Fellow, Interactive Media Arts Department, USC; Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Howard Poizner Howard Poizner
Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD
Tracy Fullerton Tracy Fullerton
Electronic Arts Endowed Chair of Interactive Entertainment and Director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab, School of Cinematic Arts, USC
Perry Hoberman Perry Hoberman
Center for Stereoscopic 3D, School for Cinematic Arts, USC

Purchase your ticket to this unique symposium: Perception and Action in Immersive Worlds. Join in the conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #PerceptionAction.

Learn more about the speakers and ASSC 17.

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