Christopher Stapleton, is President of Simiosys Real World Laboratory (www.Simiosys.com), an applied research firm for innovative experiential media installations to expand human performance and perception. He has applied his success in designing and producing future concepts for Disney, Universal, Nickelodeon, Canon and Sanrio to advance user experience (UX) for next-generation entertainment, education and training. His research projects have been funded by NASA, National Science , Department of Defense and the the Department of Education. As the Founding Director of the University of Central Florida’s Media Convergence Laboratory, he pioneered the use of Mixed Reality for mainstream media and experiential venues such as museums, schools, entertainment centers, hospitals, retail marketing and conferences. His role as General Co-chair of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) he founded their MR research forum in the Arts, Media and Humanities. As Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich, he collaborated with the Computer Aided Medical Procedure (CAMP) to explore how to stimulate the systematic workflow of innovation from laboratory to operating procedures. As a conference committee chair for ACM-Siggraph (1994 & 1998) he expanded the presence of the SigKids and Emerging Technology venues, global showcases of interactive computer graphics.

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