About Matthias Rauterberg

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) received a B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), a B.A. in Philosophy (1981) and a B.S. in Computer Science (1983), a M.S. in Psychology (1981) and a M.S. in Computer Science (1986) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/ Mathematics (1995) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He is fulltime professor for ‘Human Communication Technology’ at the Department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). He is now the head of the Designed Intelligence research group at the Department of Industrial Design of the TU/e. He was the Swiss representative in the IFIP TC13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP WG13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004). He is now the Dutch representative in the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’ and the founding vice-chair of this TC14 (since 2006). He is also the chair of the IFIP WG14.3 on ‘Entertainment Theory’ (since 2004). He was also appointed as visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007). He received the German GI-HCI Award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. Since 2004 he is a nominated member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. He has over 280 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc. He acts also as editor and member of the editorial board of several leading international journals.

ALICE – mixed reality for cultural computing

From the narrative of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we chose six stages, each represents a chapter or part of it, and built one of the world biggest mixed reality installation. From start to end the user undergoes immersion that consists of real and nature mimicking, virtual and augmented reality in such situations which demands the user to question him/her self and their logic and Western reasoning.

A new form of presence and user experience will emerge!

Come and have a look http://www.alice.id.tue.nl/