Chateando con la Ciencia: Diego Gutiérrez

Chateando con la Ciencia: Do we know how to tell stories in virtual reality?

On Wednesday 20th April a new session of the VI edition of the Cycle of talks “Chateando con la Ciencia” will take place, organised by the Real Zaragoza Tennis Club with the collaboration of the Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, INMA (CSIC-University of Zaragoza) with the conference by Diego Gutiérrez Pérez, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Zaragoza, entitled: “Do we know how to tell stories in virtual reality?

After being little more than a promise for decades, it seems that virtual reality is finally here to stay. The biggest technology companies on the planet (Google, Facebook, Nvidia…) are betting heavily and decisively on a technology that has the potential to change forever the way we interact and access information. However, there is still a long way to go and many problems to solve. For example, learning to tell stories. The language of film as we know it took decades to develop, and virtual reality will not succeed unless we are able to generate engaging content. In this talk we will explore how virtual reality has the ability to alter our perception of the environment at basic cognitive levels, and how we can harness that to create stories that are as compelling, dramatic and engaging as traditional films.

Diego Gutiérrez Pérez is a University Professor, PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Zaragoza (2005, Extraordinary Doctorate Award). His research activity is focused on the field of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, and Computational Imaging. In 2008 he founded the Graphics and Imaging Lab, a reference research group recognised by the Government of Aragon. He has published more than 100 articles in high impact journals, including Nature. In 2014 he was awarded a Faculty Scholar Award by Google, and in 2015 he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant, the most prestigious individual funding in Europe. He has worked at universities such as MIT and Stanford, and collaborates with companies and institutions such as Disney and NASA. He is currently also a founding partner of DIVE, a medical start-up dedicated to the prevention of visual pathologies in babies and non-collaborative patients.

To access the talk, an access code must be requested at the following e-mail address: before 18 April 2022.


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Apr 20 2022


19:30 - 21:00

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