John Carpenter & Justin Shrake on Spatial Computing and Virtual Worlds

Applied Computer Science Lecture Series

The Applied Computer Science Lecture Series features practitioners from a wide range of creative and scientific fields, all of whom incorporate applied computer science and technology at the core of their professional inquiry. Open to the entire Woodbury community, the lectures aim to foster dialogue around the increasing role of technology in society, its application across a diverse range of professional practices, the resulting explosion of creative and expressive modes of production, and the ethical and moral dilemmas that have emerged as technology has evolved.

On September 26th 2018, the lecture series welcomed John Carpenter and Justrin Shrake. John is an interactive digital artist and designer whose work explores the use  of gesture with complex data and spaces. Based in Los Angeles, he works for Oblong Industries as an interaction designer and is a visiting professor at the University of  Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, MA+P. John earned his MFA from the department of Design Media Arts at UCLA (2009) and has recently exhibited work at  Inhorgenta Munich, the LA Arboretum, INSTINT, the Murmuration Festival, Young Projects, ACME. Los Angeles, and the Academy Awards. Prior to joining Oblong, John  worked at Morphosis Architects (2005­-2011) and the Biological Imaging Center at the  California Institute of Technology (2001­2005).

Justin Shrake is a Los Angeles based software developer working on large­scale, multi­user, multi­machine, multi­screen, distributed, interactive real­time computer graphics. He leads engineering efforts for the Client Solutions team at Oblong Industries where the team deploys installations across the world. Justin holds a degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Event Information

Date:          Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Time:          6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:   Miller Room 111