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Saturday, October 10 • 9:00am - 10:00am
ART : How Science Impacts Art : Intelligent Lighting Design for Video Games and Beyond

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Lighting design plays a very important role in how people experience an environment: physical or virtual. It serves many roles at the aesthetic, functional as well as the narrative levels. It helps direct attention, establish good visibility, evoke emotions, set the atmosphere, and provide depth. All these are important for digital media, and specifically game design. In this talk Dr. Seif El-Nasr will discuss how she delivers the aesthetic environments that fulfill a designer’s intent given psychological theories of attention and affect. She will talk about the experimental studies conducted to understand users’ experience in virtual environments and how, based on these studies, they were able to augment psychological theories and use them to develop adaptive systems to deliver the art of the game, specifically in terms of lighting color, setup, and dynamic properties all to enhance the users’ experience. She has also been able to apply these techniques to the physical stage and use it for a dance performance. In this talk, Dr. Seif El-Nasr will discuss the systems developed and how they impacted the users’ experience.

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Magy Seif El-Nasr PhD

Associate Professor, Director of the Game Educational Programs and Research, Northeastern University
Dr. Magy Seif El-Nasr is an associate Professor in the Colleges of Computer and Information Sciences and Arts, Media and Design, where she directs the Playable Innovative Technologies Lab. Her research focuses on the development of new methods and techniques for adapting interactive virtual experiences.  She has worked on developing new intelligent lighting design methods that has been used in virtual environments as well as interactive... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

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