Topic, "Computer Mediated Dialogues: Puppets, People and Props"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 1 February, at Taste, in College Park.

Charles E. Hughes, Ph.D. is a Pegasus Professor (the highest honor that UCF can bestow on a professor) and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, of Digital Media in the School of Visual Arts and Design, and Director of the Synthetic Reality Laboratory. He received his graduate degrees from Penn State University. He currently has 14 active grants totally more than $5.4 million that involve mixed and virtual reality, human-computer interaction and computer graphics. These include: the Gates-Foundation-funded student-teacher education project with reactive avatars, an NSF project on whole body engagement to learn physics concepts, an NSF-sponsored grant using digital puppetry to reduce alcohol use among students, and a National Institutes of Health grant using mixed reality to help Latina middle schoolers develop skills to resist peer influences. He is a prolific writer with 44 journal articles, 112 proceedings, 6 books, and 16 chapters authored or co-authored from 2005 to mid-2011. He has received many honors from professional organizations and recognition in public media.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.