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

All seminars will take place at 11 a.m. ET unless otherwise indicated.

>> Receive IMMERSED event invitations via our mailing list.

Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 IMMERSED will feature a three-part series highlighting MIT student research projects.

April 12, 2023: IMMERSED IN: Markerless tracking
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April 21, 2023: IMMERSED IN: Running
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May 10, 2023: IMMERSED IN: Archive in dance
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February 15, 2023
IMMERSED IN: Spatial Sound Lab
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January 11, 2023
IMMERSED IN: Augmented Textiles
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Fall 2022

November 2, 2022
IMMERSED IN: Ambient Sensing
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September 28, 2022
IMMERSED IN: Contemporary Dance
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Spring 2022: The Metaverse—A four-part workshop

The Spring 2022 IMMERSED series will be a multi-part virtual workshop. Each session will take place at 11 a.m. ET.

IMMERSED IN: The Metaverse is a multi-part workshop that will highlight new technologies shaping “The Metaverse.” As the Metaverse continues to be defined by industry leaders such as Epic Games, Unity, and NVIDIA, this series, presented by the MIT.nano Immersion Lab, will introduce you to cutting-edge immersive technologies and explore workflows for creating 3D assets and immersive experiences. Read more.

February 23: Artificial Intelligence models for virtual avatar creation (watch the video)
March 30: Motion in immersive experiences (watch the video)
April 20: Haptics - A feel for the metaverse (watch the video)

While participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, this is not required.

Fall 2021

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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