Opening: Immersive Lab at UC San Diego

An interactive audio-visual space for artistic experimentation and experience.

Event Details


Calit2 theater
Calit2 Performative Computing Lab, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, San Diego, California 92093 United States


October 10, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


FREE and open to the public, RSVP requested

Enter the Immersive Lab: a multi-media space with surround audio and video, and full touchscreen interaction over the entire surface. Developed at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zurich University of the Arts, this space for immersive experience is also a tool for new creation and learning.

During the opening reception, which takes place as part of the IDEAS festival, come test out the Immersive Lab and hear from its creators, Jan Schacher and Daniel Bissig, as well as UC San Diego faculty member Katharina Rosenberger.

San Diego Exhibit Info

The Immersive Lab will be installed at UC San Diego throughout the month of October.

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Daniel Bisig

Daniel Bisig holds a Master’s and PhD degree in Natural Sciences. He is active as a researcher and artist in the fields of artificial live and generative art. He has realized several algorithmic films, interactive installations, and audio-visual performances, some of them in collaboration with musicians and choreographers. The derivation of generative algorithms and interaction techniques from biomimetic simulations forms a central aspect of his work. Bisig currently works as a Research Associate at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST of the Zurich University of the Arts.


Naut Humon


Naut Humon, founder of Recombinant Media Labs is a curator, conductor and  catalyst  of RML’s  CineChamber AV system and  has also  been active in staging events that blur the roles of audience and participant for several  decades. In the seventies Humon presented ‘destabilized’ media occurrences designed to repurpose the visitor’s frame of reference from the prevailing performance proximities of the day. He was head of the artist repertoire division  for San Francisco based Asphodel records and helped coordinate the Digital Musics and sound art  category at the ARS Electronica Festival for ten years. As the central focus of Humon’s activity RML has become a research & development network for the experiential engineering of Surround Cinema & the immersive arts, working at international l festivals, foundations, universities & museums with artists residencies around the initiatives of spatial media synthesis. production & education. 


Katharina Rosenberger

Katharina Rosenberger is an Associate Professor in Composition at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego and she holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Tristan Murail.

Much of Rosenberger’s work manifests in a transdisciplinary context and is bound to confront traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard, and seen. Her compositions, installations, and interdisciplinary music theatre projects have been featured at international festivals such as the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Zürcher Theaterpsektakel, Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, Festival Bernaola, Victoria, Spain, New Media Art, Yerevan, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Minneapolis, the Shanghai New Music Week, the Shanghai International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, and the October Contemporary in Hong Kong.


Jan Schacher

Jan Schacher is a musician and researcher active in exploratory, open forms of music performance. His main focus is on works that combine technology and gestural or movement interactions on stage, in installations, and in fixed-media audio-visual works. He has been invited as artist, lecturer, and researcher to numerous institutions and has presented installations, screenings, and performances worldwide.

In addition to his artistic work, Schacher holds a position as a Research Associate at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST of the Zurich University of the Arts and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in the Arts at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the Orpheus Instituut in Ghent, Belgium.

Photo: Myleen Hollero