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Scott S. Fisher is a media artist, producer, and director whose work focuses
primarily on immersive environments and technologies of presence.
Currently he is Chair of the Interactive Media Division in the School of Cinema-Television at the University
of Southern California. He is also
President of Telepresence Media, a
production company focusing on the art and design of virtual environment and
remote presence experiences, and Project Professor in the Graduate School of
Media and Governance at Keio University
at Shonan Fujisawa, Japan; From 1997 to 1999, he was Director of the Virtual Explorer Project in the
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San
Mr. Fisher attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he held
a research fellowship at the Center for Advanced
Visual Studies from 1974 to1976 and was a member of the Architecture
Machine Group from 1978 to 1982. There he participated in development of the
'Aspen Movie Map', a surrogate travel videodisc project, and several
stereoscopic display systems for teleconferencing and telepresence
applications. He received the Master of Science degree in Media Technology from
MIT in 1981 under thesis advisor Nicholas Negroponte. His research interests focus
primarily in stereoscopic imaging , immersive display
environments, and the development of interactive art installations and media
technology for representing 'first-person' sensory experience.
From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Fisher was Founder and Director of the Virtual
Environment Workstation Project (VIEW) at NASA's Ames
in which the objective was to develop a multisensory
'virtual environment' workstation for use in Space Station teleoperation,
telepresence and automation activities. The VIEW
Project pioneered the development of many key VR technologies including
head-coupled displays, datagloves, and 3-D audio technology.
In 1990, he co-founded Telepresence Research to continue research on
first-person media, and to develop Virtual Environment and Remote Presence
experiences, systems, and applications.
Prior to the Ames Research
Center, Mr. Fisher has served as Research
Scientist under Dr. Alan Kay with Atari Corporation's Sunnyvale Research
Laboratory and has provided consulting services for several other corporations
in the areas of spatial imaging and interactive display technology. He has
taught numerous classes and seminars on Interactive Media, Photography, and
Stereoscopic Displays and has been an Artist in Residence at MIT's Center for
Advanced Visual Studies. His work has been recognized internationally through
numerous invited presentations, professional publications and in the popular
media with articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Time, New
Media, Computerworld, Byte, Scientific American, VR World, Funworld,
TDR, Liberation, Le Monde, InterCommunication, Media
Report, Nikkei Entertainment, Nikkei Computer Graphics, Login, Trigger, Asahi Shimbun, Asahi Pasocom,
Designer's Workshop, Newton, Virtual, and many others. In addition, his
stereoscopic imagery and artwork has been exhibited in the US,
Europe and Japan.
Most recently, his works have been shown in Paris
at the Galeries Contemporaines
of the Centre Georges Pompidou, and in the InfoArt
Pavilion at the '95 Kwanju Biennale in Korea.
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