IMMERSED Seminar Series

A monthly seminar on immersive technologies, interactive experiences, and data

The IMMERSED seminar series is an exploration into how immersive technology and new modalities for manipulating and understanding data are shaping innovations across science, engineering, and art. These events—a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials—will offer a deep dive into a capability or set of capabilities and how they can be applied to various fields.

IMMERSED is sponsored by the MIT.nano Immersion Lab, which provides space, tools, and a platform to connect the physical to the digital, joining researchers through creative projects that bridge multiple disciplines.

Each IMMERSED session will last approximately one hour—45-minute presentations followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Suggestions for guest speakers and/or topics can always be sent to

>> Receive IMMERSED event invitations via our mailing list.

Fall 2021

Note: The Fall 2021 IMMERSED series will be presented virtually. All seminars will take place at 11 a.m. ET unless otherwise indicated.

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September 22, 2021
Fencing—Biofeedback & immersive simulations for sports training

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October 13, 2021
Pediatrics—PR-VR and the INOVATE-Pain Collaborative

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November 17, 2021
Embodied AI—Developing realistic humanoid agents

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Spring 2021

July 28, 2021
IMMERSED IN: Music—Physiology and musical performance

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June 30, 2021
Performing and understanding ECGs in virtual reality

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May 19, 2021
Mixing bullet-time & light-painting using 176 cameras

Eric Paré, Visual artist
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April 28, 2021
IMMERSED IN: Athletics—Pitching in baseball
Using scientific tools to visualize what we know and learn what we don't

Todd Carroll, Pitching Coach, MIT Baseball
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March 31, 2021
An exploration of the Immersion Lab's capabilities

Brian Anthony, MIT.nano Associate Director
Praneeth Namburi, Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
Samantha Farrell, Senior Administrative Assistant, MIT.nano
Ben Moss, MIT MS '08, PhD '14, Electrical Engineer & Ballroom Dancer

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