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We’re Innovative!

The AlloSphere Research Facility was recently recognized by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce with its 2019 Innovation Award. This was a significant acknowledgement by over 500 leaders of the local business community of our success at building and developing the most innovative technologies for immersive visualization research and artistic production, as well as new advancements in VR hardware and software development. Chancellor and Mrs. Yang (pictured above) celebrated with the AlloSphere Research Group. 
AlloSphere Research Group Team members joined me at the awards ceremony: Gustavo Rincon, Kenny Kim, Myungin Lee, Dr. Andres Cabrera.

A New TEDx at UCSB

In November, I was asked to be the Faculty Director for the TEDx UCSB Conference initiative for the University of California Santa Barbara. TEDx UCSB is celebrating its tenth year since its inception in 2010. TEDx UCSB will become a formal conference venue for leaders in important fields at the University of California. The goal is to highlight UCSB’s best research and creative activities, emphasizing the uniqueness of our advanced research in new materials for information technology systems, quantum computing, and Virtual Reality. The AlloSphere Research Group’s highly successful community outreach programs will be showcased for a much broader audience, as we become international leaders in the field of immersive VR technologies. TEDx UCSB will feature the most advanced researchers and creative practitioners in these fields.

Coming in 2020!

As I shared in the Fall 2019 edition of OUT THERE, the AlloSphere Research Group will soon take a quantum leap in establishing new frontiers of art, grounded in science and technology. We will establish a satellite facility in downtown Santa Barbara where residents, schoolchildren and tourists will be able to view unique and immersive content and meet the artists and scientists that created it. This is an exciting opportunity for the University of California at Santa Barbara to establish a compelling presence right in the heart of the community. We look forward to seeing you there!

We’re proud to showcase our continuing progress. Feel free to share this newsletter.

Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin
Director, Allosphere Research Laboratory
California Nanosystems Institute
Professor, Media Arts and Technology and Music
Director, Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology
University of California, Santa Barbara
(805) 893-3010
jkm (at)
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