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How the tone of a person’s VOICE can reveal if they’re suicidal – Stefan Scherer in the Daily Mail

April 29, 2016

Daily Mail (UK) featured research by Stefan Scherer of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on how to assess if an individual is suicidal. Scherer …

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Holocaust Museum, new 3-D technology bring survivor stories to life: NDT in the Chicago Tribune

April 27, 2016

Chicago Tribune featured work by the USC Shoah Foundation to host interactive survivor stories in a museum setting. The pilot program, hosted by the Illinois …

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New Army interactive game provides sexual assault, harassment training – ELITE SHARP CCT in the Leavenworth Times

April 19, 2016

An article in the Leavenworth Times covered the Army-wide release of the ELITE SHARP CCT, a new interactive game developed for the Army is designed to …

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USC Virtual Reality Program Helping Treat Vets with PTSD

April 16, 2016

ABC 7 reporter Leslie Lopez covered Bravemind, ICT’s virtual reality therapy for treating post-traumatic stress. Her story featured ICT’s Skip Rizzo and U.S Marine Veteran …

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Watch the world’s first surgery streamed in virtual reality live from London – The Telegraph Quotes Skip Rizzo

April 14, 2016

The Telegraph (UK) highlighted research by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on using virtual reality to treat veterans with PTSD and …

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Virtual Reality Explodes Onto Consumer Market, But Will it Disappoint? – Todd Richmond on Voice of America

April 14, 2016

Voice of America covered the consumer virtual reality market and interviewed ICT’s Todd Richmond about VR content. “I think what you’re going to find is …

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Army Cuts Ribbon on West Coast Research Lab at USC ICT

April 13, 2016

Declaring it a great day for USC, the Army and the nation, leaders from USC, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the White …

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Robots are Learning to Fake Empathy – Motherboard Features SimSensei

April 7, 2016

Vice’s Motherboard features ICT’s SimSensei project and Skip Rizzo and Stefan Scherer. The article states that developers at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative …

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The Power And Problem Of Grit – Gale Lucas on NPR’s Hidden Brain

April 5, 2016

NPR‘s “Hidden Brain” featured research by Gale Lucas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the downsides of “grit.” People with strong perseverance are …

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Is Virtual Reality Real or Still Virtual? – Times of San Diego Features Talk by Arno Hartholt

April 5, 2016

A story in the Times of San Diego notes that ICT’s Arno Hartholt will take part in“Virtual Reality — Real Or Still Virtual?”, a half-day conference …

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New Army game trains leaders to handle sexual assault in ranks – Army Times Covers ELITE SHARP

April 1, 2016

The Army Times covered  Army-wide release of the ICT-developed ELITE-SHARP Command Team Trainer. The story noted that it will be available April 1 on the Army’s MILGAMING …

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Virtual reality ho! Startups race to stake a claim in new field – Todd Richmond in the San Francisco Chronicle

April 1, 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the hype behind virtual reality. (Subscription required to access article.)

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Army to debut new game-based SHARP training tool developed by ICT

March 31, 2016

A story on Army.mil announced the April release of a new ICT-developed Army training video game that will help prepare company, battalion and brigade commanders to deal with sexual …

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Beware the perils of ‘Oculus face’ – Evan Suma Quoted on Sim Sickness in Daily Mail

March 31, 2016

An article in the UK’s Daily Mail noted that Evan Suma spoke about the issue of simulation sickness at Games Developers Conference in San Francisco. …

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USC’s Professor Mark Bolas Talks Future of VR at FMX 2015

March 30, 2016

As part of AnimationWorld Network’s Professional Spotlight series — a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2015 –  Mark Bolas, professor and researcher …

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Five things to do with latest 3D ‘toy’ – The Independent Features ICT’s VR Therapy and Skip Rizzo

March 29, 2016

New Zealand’s The Independent featured the work of ICT’s Skip Rizzo in an article exploring uses for virtual reality headsets, like the newly available Oculus …

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Army Sees Lasers, Hoverbikes and Nano Drones in Future Force – Military.Com Notes ARL West Opening at ICT

March 27, 2016

A story on Military.com noted the Army’s Open Campus program and covered the April opening of ARL West at ICT. “The initial focus of ARL West …

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Commander says stakes are high for Army research-and-development arm – ICT and Randy Hill in Inside Defense Article

March 25, 2016

An Inside Defense article covered how RDECOM is working to support the so-called “Third Offset Strategy” outlined by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, which emphasizes …

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12 of the most impressive students at Stanford right now – Former ICT MxR Intern Makes the Business Insider List

March 24, 2016

Former ICT summer intern Aashna Mago was named one of the 12 most impressive Stanford students by Business Insider. The article noted that Mago landed …

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VoiceBox Announces Scientific Advisory Board to Focus Aggressive Investments in Advanced Technology – Includes ICT’s David Traum

March 23, 2016

VoiceBox Technologies, a global provider of contextual voice technologies and natural language understanding (NLU) for automotive, mobile and IoT products, announced that ICT’s David Traum has …

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Can Virtual Reality Cure Phobias – Skip Rizzo and VR Therapy in the Guardian

March 20, 2016

An article in the UK’s Guardian covered research showing that VR headsets are proving to be a useful therapeutic tool. The story stated that though …

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For virtual reality creators, motion sickness a real issue – AP Quotes Evan Suma

March 18, 2016

An Associated Press story about the issue of motion sickness in VR quoted ICT’s Evan Suma. “The challenge is that people’s sensitivity to motion and …

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High School Students: Apply Now for the ICT Research Academy

March 15, 2016

ICT is launching a new summer program for high school students. The ICT Research Academy is designed for Los Angeles area high school students (rising sophomores …

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Virtual reality therapy is coming. One academic’s predictions of how this will transform health care – Skip Rizzo in the Washington Post

March 10, 2016

A Washington Post article on the expected demand for virtual reality health care applications featured Skip Rizzo. “What clinical VR provides is the opportunity to put a patient …

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Researchers Personalize In-Game Character Design With Free Tools – Tech Times Covers Tools for Character Animation and Simulation

March 9, 2016

Tech Times covered the ICT Character Simulation and Animation group’s release of tools to make digital versions of people in under four minutes. “We’re trying …

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How a Virtual Human could be your Coach – BBC News

March 9, 2016

The BBC News program Click featured a demonstration with Rachel, an ICT virtual human who can interact over mobile phone. David Krum was interviewed for …

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Conversing with Computers – National Science Foundation Features David DeVault’s Research

March 2, 2016

The homepage and blog of the  National Science Foundation showcased recent natural language advances that let machines understand speech with human-like speed, accuracy. In a recent research paper, …

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Calling all Undergrads: Apply Now for our REU Summer Research Program

February 23, 2016

The USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates in interactive virtual experiences. A multidisciplinary research institute affiliated with …

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Go Inside Virtual Reality – ABC’s Good Morning America Features Skip Rizzo and Bravemind

February 18, 2016

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” featured an interview with Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the technology behind virtual reality. The report …

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Comforting a virtual ‘child’ can help people with depression – Wired UK Highlights ICT’s Virtual Reality Therapy

February 15, 2016

ICT’s virtual reality exposure therapy for PTSD is included in a Wired article on ways virtual reality experiences are being used to treat mental illness …

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Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be – MxR Lab in TechCrunch

February 13, 2016

TechCrunch mentioned that Survios, a virtual reality startup that raised $4.2 million in funding, began when its founders worked at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies’ …

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Now You REALLY Can Get into the Game – Daily Mail Features Rapid Avatar Generator

February 10, 2016

The  UK’s Daily Mail  featured a set of digital tools by Ari Shapiro of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues that will allow anyone …

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Machine Learning and the Profession of Medicine – SimSensei in JAMA Viewpoint

February 9, 2016

An viewpoint article in the Journal of the American Medical Association cites Ellie, the clinical interviewer in ICT’s SimSensei project as an example of a machine …

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Come on, Science. Give Us Animal Superpowers Already – Skip Rizzo in Wired

February 6, 2016

An article about science journalist Kara Platoni’s new book We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense …

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The Future of Gaming: Create your own Character in just Four Minutes

February 4, 2016

Researchers say a set of tools for creating digital avatars could encourage innovation in gaming, VR and online social interaction. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) …

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Virtual Reality: Poised to Bring Big Changes to Education? – Todd Richmond and ICT Tech in Education Week

February 3, 2016

An article about the growing trend of using virtual reality in education featured ICT’s InVerse viewer and quoted Todd Richmond, ICT’s director of advanced prototype …

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Virtual Reality’s Promise, Risk Loom Large for Health Researchers – USA Today Features Skip Rizzo and ICT’s VR Therapy for PTSD

February 3, 2016

USA Today highlighted research by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the use of virtual reality to treat veterans with PTSD. …

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Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology – Coverage on SoCal Tech

February 2, 2016

SoCal Tech covered the news that Los Angeles-based Alelo, which develops game-based, role playing simulations and teaching technology, says that it has partnered with ICT to …

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The Step Needed to Make Virtual Reality More Real – MIT Tech Review Quotes Evan Suma

February 1, 2016

An MIT Tech Review article exploring how to make virtual reality more engaging looks at solutions that go beyond the game controller. If virtual reality …

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Modern Psykologie Features ICT’s Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

February 1, 2016

Skip Rizzo’s virtual reality research was featured in the February 2016 issue of this Swedish magazine.

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Virtual Care Clinic Aims to Equalize Health Care – VOA Features ICT’s Virtual Doctors

January 29, 2016

The Voice of America covered the Virtual Care Clinic, the USC Center for Body Computing’s model for on-demand medical care that uses ICT technologies to …

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USC’s virtual doctors will see you now – Modern Health Care Covers Virtual Care Clinic

January 27, 2016

An article in Modern Healthcare featured the newly-announced Virtual Care Clinic from the USC Center for Body Computing in collaboration with ICT and industry partners. …

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The next level of on-demand expert medical care is here: USC Center for Body Computing announces its Virtual Care Clinic (VCC) in collaboration with ICT and strategic partners for an ‘anytime, anywhere’ disruptive health care model to deliver borderless health care

January 27, 2016

– Innovative digital health solution uses mobile apps, wearable sensors, virtual human health care providers, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), data collection, analytics and artificial …

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Bosses: Are You Too Gritty for Your Own Good? – Gale Lucas and ICT Research in the Wall Street Journal

January 27, 2016

The Wall Street Journal highlighted research by Gale Lucas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the downsides of “grit.” Individuals with high degrees …

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Holograms Coming to a Military Theater Near You – Signal Magazine Features ICT and Todd Richmond

January 24, 2016

ICT virtual humans and virtual reality research and prototypes, including work in 3-D projection and head-mounted displays, was featured in an article about how holograms …

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Land a Job with Virtual Reality – Marketplace ReAirs Story on Virtual Job Training Collaboration with Dan Marino Foundation

January 22, 2016

Marketplace ran a story on VITA, ICT’s virtual human job interview trainer, that was developed in collaboration with the Dan Marino Foundation to help young …

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Virtual Reality is about to Completely Transform Psychological Therapy – Skip Rizzo and ICT’s VR Therapy in TechInsider

January 22, 2016

An article on how VR is used in therapy to treat post-traumatic stress and anxiety featured Skip Rizzo, ICT’s director of medical virtual reality and …

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IEEE Survey Predicts the End of VR Headsets by 2030 – Quotes ICT’s Todd Richmond

January 19, 2016

An article about a recent IEEE survey on the future of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets quotes ICT’s Todd Richmond. Respondents said they believe …

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Why Spatial Audio is a Big Deal for Google Cardboard – Wired Quotes Mark Bolas

January 18, 2016

A story about Google Cardboard’s new ability to support spatial audio quotes Mark Bolas on the importance of sound in both traditional film making and …

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Alelo and USC Institute for Creative Technologies Announce Partnership to Co-develop Disruptive Learning Technologies

January 13, 2016

Collaboration will produce novel tools for creating complex virtual role-play learning simulations. Alelo Inc. and the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of …

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The Guardian Features ICT’s Ellie Mental Health Interviewer as a Story that Will Define the Next Decade

January 11, 2016

A story in the Guardian cites Ellie, the virtual interviewer used to help detect depression and post-traumatic stress disorder as part of ICT’s SimSensei project, …

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Zoning Out or Deep Thinking: ICT Storytelling Collaboration with USC Dornsife Featured in USC News

January 8, 2016

USC News covered findings from a collaboration between the USC Dornsife Brain and Creativity Institute and Andrew Gordon and Kenji Sagae at ICT. The story …

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These Tricks Make Virtual Reality Seem Real – Nautilus Features Evan Suma

January 8, 2016

An article on VR’s need for delusions, as much as detail, featured Evan Suma of ICT’s MxR Lab. Evan Suma, a research assistant professor at …

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Virtual Reality Being Used to Help People Conquer Real World Fears – Skip Rizzo on CBS News Philly

January 8, 2016

A news story about virtual reality being used in therapy featured ICT’s Skip Rizzo and noted his work using VR to treat soldiers and veterans …

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TechCrunch Features Bravemind Virtual Reality Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress

January 6, 2016

TechCrunch featured Bravemind, a research project developed by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to treat PTSD using virtual reality therapy. The …

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‘We Have the Technology,’ by Kara Platoni – SF Chronicle Book Review Notes ICT Research

December 31, 2015

A San Francisco Chronicle review of Kara Platoni’s “We have the Technology” includes mention of the book’s coverage of Skip Rizzo’s medical virtual reality work. …

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Nonny de la Peña: Journalist. Virtual reality pioneer. Occasional painter – Tech Republic Features ICT Virtual Reality Tech

December 25, 2015

A story about Nonny de la Peña notes that Hunger in Los Angeles her first immersive journalism piece was developed with a prototype USC’s Institute for Creative …

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USC Research Looks a Lot Like Star Wars

December 17, 2015

USC News covered USC researchers who are developing technologies reminiscent of those found in Star Wars. When it comes to holograms, for instance, Paul Debevec, …

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How virtual reality is going to change our lives – The World Weekly Covers ICT Virtual Reality Therapy

December 17, 2015

A feature story about virtual reality in the World Weekly highlights the virtual reality work of Skip Rizzo, noting that his largely military-funded systems have …

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FX Guide Story on How Weta Digital Created a CG Paul Walker Mentions USC ICT Work

December 14, 2015

FX Guide interviews Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri about the sensitive task of re-creating Paul Walker’s performance in James Wan’s Furious 7 …

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The Telegraph Highlights Skip Rizzo and Virtual Reality Therapy in a Story about How VR Will Change Lives

December 12, 2015

The Telegraph (U.K.) highlighted research by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the use of virtual reality in the treatment of …

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Virtual reality gives peek inside New England Patriots’ locker room – ICT Tech in Christian Science Monitor

December 7, 2015

An article exploring virtual reality’s expanding role noted that Palmer Luckey’s background with virtual reality traces back to University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative …

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New Dimensions in Testimony Project and ICT Research Featured in Australia’s Saturday Paper

December 5, 2015

The Saturday Paper, an Australian long-form journalism publication, featured New Dimensions in Testimony, a collaboration between the USC Shoah Foundation and ICT. The article describes …

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Rolling Stone Quotes Paul Debevec about Celebrity “Holograms”

December 4, 2015

A Rolling Stone story covered the trend and technology behind celebrity “holograms”, including a planned-projection of deceased singer Whitney Houston. The story quotes ICT’s Paul …

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LA Times Features USC President Nikias Speech at Silicon Beach Event at ICT

December 1, 2015

Los Angeles Times featured outreach by USC President C. L. Max Nikias to Silicon Beach tech companies. He spoke to executives from SpaceX, Google, Belkin …

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Discover Magazine Covers ICT’s Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD

November 30, 2015

An article in Discover Magazine cited ICT’s virtual reality exposure therapy for treating post-traumatic stress as an example of the potential for virtual reality to …

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ABC News Los Angeles Features ICT’s Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD

November 10, 2015

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured virtual reality research by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues to treat PTSD …

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Yahoo News Features ICT’s Research In Defense of (Sometimes) Giving Up

November 9, 2015

Yahoo News featured research by ICT’s Gale Lucas and colleagues on perseverance, popularly described as “grit.” While it’s an important trait for driving success, grit …

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Asian Age Quotes Paul Debevec on Current and Future Uses of Holograms

November 6, 2015

Asian Age quoted Paul Debevec of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on holograms of dead singers being used in concerts. Debevec said that creating …

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Paul Debevec Named to 3D World Hall of Fame

November 5, 2015

3D World Magazine announced that Paul Debevec is this year’s entrant to the 3D Hall of Fame. A post on the magazine’s website noted that Debevec …

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LA Times Covers Army Research Lab Plan to Open Largest Ever University Outpost at ICT

November 3, 2015

The LA Times covered the establishment of ARL West at ICT. The Army Research Lab will maintain up to 70 researchers at ICT starting next …

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Army’s New Campus to House 70 Researchers at USC Institute for Creative Technologies

November 3, 2015

USC first West Coast University to attract Army Research Laboratory Contact: Orli Belman, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, 310 301-5006, belman@ict.usc.edu Joyce Conant, Army Research …

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San Antonio Express Quotes David Krum on Virtual Reality for Education

October 23, 2015

ICT’s David Krum was quoted in a story about the use of virtual reality in schools. Virtual reality devices that can track users’ head movement …

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The Atlantic and Christian Science Monitor and USC News Cover ICT Grit Research

October 16, 2015

Several outlets covered ICT research finding that grit is not always good. In a story headlined “Give Up”, the Atlantic quoted study lead author Gale …

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Wall Street Journal Covers New Dimensions in Testimony in Story about Museums of the Future

October 15, 2015

A Wall Street Journal article looking at the future of museum exhibits featured the New Dimensions in Testimony collaboration between ICT and the USC Shoah …

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Fusion Features SimSensei

October 9, 2015

A video on Fusion features ICT’s SimSensei project in a story about virtual humans that, for some patients, may prove more effective than real-life therapists …

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Overnight hackathon shows the promise of virtual reality as a health care tool

October 9, 2015

Event sponsored by USC Center for Body Computing, USC Institute for Creative Technologies and IEEE Standards Association delivers digital tools to improve health They didn’t …

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The Verge: Inside USC’s crazy experimental VR lab

September 17, 2015

The Verge featured virtual reality research from ICT, focusing on “redirected walking,” which fools users into thinking they’re in a big virtual space. The story …

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The Guardian Features ICT Virtual Humans for Mental Health Support

September 17, 2015

The Guardian featured ELLIE, a virtual human interviewer developed by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. In ICT’s SimSensei project, ELLIE is designed to respond …

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TechCrunch Cites ICT’s VR Health Care Work

September 16, 2015

An article on innovation in health care virtual reality notes that ICT is developing prototypes and conducting research in many areas of medical virtual reality.

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Huffington Post Cites ICT Work Advancing Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury

September 16, 2015

A Huffington Post story on advances in treatment for PTS and TBI notes Skip Rizzo’s virtual reality research.

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USC News Features Evan Suma’s Redirected Walking Research

September 14, 2015

An article on USC News features Evan Suma and his researching aiming to create whole-body VR experiences. “There is a cognitive cost to using joysticks …

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French TV ARTE Covers ICT Virtual Humans Research

September 12, 2015

The French program Future Mag features ICT research on virtual humans and emotion. Jump to 22 minutes in to see Jon Gratch and coverage of …

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Army News Service Covers ELITE Trainer for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention

September 11, 2015

A story on the Army homepage featured a recent beta test of ELITE SHARP Command Team Trainer, or CTT, a spin-off of the ICT-developed ELITE …

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Fortune Interviews Todd Richmond about Virtual and Augmented Reality

September 11, 2015

Fortune quoted Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the role virtual reality and augmented reality could play in video games. “There …

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New Scientist Features ICT Advances Using Virtual Humans for Mental Health

September 4, 2015

New Scientist highlighted research by Jonathan Gratch and Gale Lucas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies finding that people are more likely to engage …

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Re/Code Quotes Evan Suma on Consumer VR

September 1, 2015

Re/code quoted Evan Suma of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about virtual reality as a consumer product. “I’ve been doing this for over a …

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Calling all coders: USC Center for Body Computing hosts ‘Hacking Virtual Medicine’ 2-day hackathon with ICT and IEEE Standards Association

August 27, 2015

October 3- 4 event to create a new medical experience evolution using Virtual Reality Information for potential participants can be found at the event website. …

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MIT Technology Review Quotes Mark Bolas on Real-World Objects in Virtual Worlds

August 26, 2015

MIT Technology Review quoted Mark Bolas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the interplay between virtual reality environments and real-world objects. Bolas, an …

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USA Today Notes Pioneering VR Work of MxR Lab and Mark Bolas

August 23, 2015

USA Today’s “College” section featured USC student Cosmo Scharf, co-founder of VRLA, an expo event for virtual reality developers, enthusiasts and pioneers. The story noted …

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Wired Features Evan Suma and Redirected Walking

August 21, 2015

An article in Wired covered redirected walking research and the potential for virtual reality to allow people to explore immersive virtual spaces—like buildings or even …

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The Verge, Gizmodo, Motherboard and CNET Cover Realistic CG Skin Advances from ICT Graphics Lab

August 13, 2015

The Verge, in a story about this year’s SIGGRAPH conference, highlighted the ICT Graphics Lab’s digital skin stretch research, which was presented at the conference. …

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Near-Field VR Wins Immersive Realities Contest at SIGGRAPH 2015

August 13, 2015

The MxR Lab has been hard at work creating a unique immersive experience called “Discovering Near-Field VR: Stop Motion with a Touch of Light-Fields and …

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Time Magazine Features Mark Bolas and his Virtual Reality Research

August 10, 2015

Time highlighted research by Mark Bolas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the potential impact of virtual reality. “I believe we’re in the …

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Wired UK Covers ICT Virtual Reality Advances for Health Care

August 1, 2015

The July issue of Wired UK highlights the story of Chris Merkle, a U.S. veteran who used ICT’s virtual reality therapy for treatment of his …

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Skip Rizzo and Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD

July 23, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle highlighted research by Albert “Skip” Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on how virtual reality can be used to combat …

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Science Magazine Features ICT Work Addressing Post-Traumatic Stress

July 17, 2015

A feature story in Science Magazine highlights ICT’s SimSensei project and how ICT is using virtual humans and technology to break down barriers between computers …

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Washington Post Features Ellie and ICT Research to Improve Health Care Communication

July 13, 2015

A story in the Washington Post featured Ellie, an ICT virtual human created to help patients feel comfortable talking about themselves so they’ll be honest …

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West Point Magazine Features Cadets Using ELITE for Leadership Training

July 10, 2015

The summer issue of West Point magazine spotlights ELITE and how it has been incorporated into PL300, the required military leadership course. The story notes …

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Huffington Post Mentions ICT’s VR Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress

July 7, 2015

An article about virtual reality for job training mentioned ICT’s VR therapy for treating post-traumatic stress.

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