Dr. Ray Hsu -Sleepover Guest
Sleepover Night: Saturday January 13, 2018
Dr. Ray Hsu (they/them/their) is Faculty Supervisor at the University of British Columbia Emerging Media Lab. Their areas of interest include virtual reality, augmented reality, and neurotechnology, especially with application to education.
Dr. Hsu lectures widely on immersive technology, political futurity, and world-making. Their interdisciplinary teaching has spanned the UBC Future Global Leaders program, the Department of English, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Social Justice Institute. Prior to teaching at a university, they taught in a U.S. prison for over two years.
Author of two award-winning books, Dr. Hsu has also had digital media artwork exhibited in Paris and Singapore. They have served on federal granting juries, including the Strategic Markets and Innovation Fund for the Canada Council for the Arts.
Dr. Hsu is also founder of the Immersive Technology Lab, an independent VR creators' program for high school students. Graduates from the program have gone on to produce virtual reality experiences for educational non-profits, including a Mars-based educational experience for the MacMillan Space Centre and an educational animal dissection experience for the Animals in Science Policy Institute.
As Faculty Supervisor for EML, Dr. Hsu provides research supervision for Emerging Media Lab undergraduate and graduate students, consultation for faculty members and project teams, and provides vision for the development and application of technologies.