Dr. Carter’s experience with virtual environments began with his dissertation project on which he began work in 1997; a representation of a portion of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. This project, Virtual Harlem, was one of the earliest full virtual reality environments created for use in the humanities and certainly one of the first for use in an African American literature course. Virtual Harlem has been presented at venues in Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, and multiple sites in the US.  In 2004, the University of Paris IV- Sorbonne, funded the development of Virtual Montmartre. Dr. Carter was asked to be the project leader and was awarded the prestigious “Professeur Invite” from the Sorbonne to spend 6 months in Paris.

This project realized itself in the development of an interactive Web Site and a small 3D representation of the Lapin Agile, the oldest surviving cabaret in Montmartre which is still in operation. The evolution of Virtual Harlem was funded in 2006 by the National Black Programming Consortium and the Government of Norway with the development of Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre in Second Life. Dr. Carter began teaching classes that met totally in Second Life in 2005 where his students have participated in role play, developed content and have collaborated with students from around the world.

In addition to these activities, Dr. Carter is very active with faculty development nationally and internationally. He has conducted workshops for faculty on Digital Humanities as well as specialized topics such as “Generational Learning Styles”, “Podcasting”, “Blogging”, “Internet Broadcasting” and Second Life. He has done summer workshops for the National Council for Teachers of English on Digital Humanities, led a workshop session for the Digital Africana Studies Conference at the University of Maryland-College Park, conducted  workshops on Technology in the Classroom at Alabama A&M, and at international venues such as Vaxjo University in Sweden and the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Bryan Carter

Dr. Carter’s experience with virtual environments began with his dissertation project on which he began work in 1997; a representation of a portion of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. This project, Virtual Harlem, was one of the earliest full virtual reality environments created for use in the humanities and certainly one of the first for use in an African American literature course. Virtual Harlem has been presented at venues in Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, and multiple sites in the US.  In 2004, the University of Paris IV- Sorbonne, funded the development of Virtual Montmartre. Dr. Carter was asked to be the project leader and was awarded the prestigious “Professeur Invite” from the Sorbonne to spend 6 months in Paris.

This project realized itself in the development of an interactive Web Site and a small 3D representation of the Lapin Agile, the oldest surviving cabaret in Montmartre which is still in operation. The evolution of Virtual Harlem was funded in 2006 by the National Black Programming Consortium and the Government of Norway with the development of Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre in Second Life. Dr. Carter began teaching classes that met totally in Second Life in 2005 where his students have participated in role play, developed content and have collaborated with students from around the world.

In addition to these activities, Dr. Carter is very active with faculty development nationally and internationally. He has conducted workshops for faculty on Digital Humanities as well as specialized topics such as “Generational Learning Styles”, “Podcasting”, “Blogging”, “Internet Broadcasting” and Second Life. He has done summer workshops for the National Council for Teachers of English on Digital Humanities, led a workshop session for the Digital Africana Studies Conference at the University of Maryland-College Park, conducted  workshops on Technology in the Classroom at Alabama A&M, and at international venues such as Vaxjo University in Sweden and the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Dr. Mahmoud Azaz

Dr. Mahmoud Azaz

Associate Professor - School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Arizona.

Project – CUES on Foreign Language Pedagogy.

Dr. Jonathan Crisman

Dr. Jonathan Crisman

Assistant Professor - Public & Applied Humanities, University of Arizona.

Project – ACLS Photogrammetry (ethniCITY).

Gaidi Finnie

Gaidi Finnie

Executive Director - San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art.

Project – Experiencing the Freedom Rides: A Digital Narrative.

Project – Experiencing the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum: A Virtual Tour.

Dr. Kim Gallon

Dr. Kim Gallon

Associate Professor - Department of History, Purdue University.

Project: Stayed and Stolen – Enhancing the Humanities Through Innovation.

Dr. Jennie Gubner

Dr. Jennie Gubner

Assistant Professor - School of Music, University of Arizona.

Project – Alzheimer Creative Aging in Tucson.

Amy Hartman-Gordon

Amy Hartman-Gordon

Executive Director - Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson Museum.

Project – Advancing the Presidio.

Porfirio Gutiérrez

Porfirio Gutiérrez

Master Textile Artist.

Project – Arizona State History Museum: Wrapped in Color,  Legacies of the Mexican Sarape. 

Dr. Janine Hinton

Dr. Janine Hinton

Associate Clinical Professor - College of Nursing, University of Arizona.

Project – Simulated Clinical Time Travel and Augmented Intelligence to Prevent and Manage Patient Deterioration.

Project –  Intelligent Simulation Environment (ISE).

Dr. Annette Kim

Dr. Annette Kim

Associate Professor - Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, University of Southern California (USC).

Project – ACLS Photogrammetry (ethniCITY). 

Dr. Sonja Lanehart

Dr. Sonja Lanehart

Associate Professor - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona.

Project – ACLS Photogrammetry (ethniCITY).

Project – Anti-Racism XR Studio-Provost Challenge RI.

Dr. Jacqueline Maximillion

Dr. Jacqueline Maximillion

Associate Professor of Practice - Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona.

Project – Santa Cruz Environmental Science 360 Experience.

Tyler Meier

Tyler Meier

Executive Director - Poetry Center, University of Arizona.

Project – Late Diagnosis Starting with a Tweet Animation. 

david turpie

david turpie

Project – Buffalo Soldiers in Arizona. 

Dr. Omar Youssef

Dr. Omar Youssef

Senior Lecturer - College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona.

Project – Labyrinth Virtual Reality Project. 

Joseph Farbrook

Joseph Farbrook

Associate Professor - School of Art, University of Arizona.

Project – Anti-Racism XR Studio-Provost Challenge RI.

Cynthia Stokes

Cynthia Stokes

Assistant Professor - School of Music, University of Arizona.

Project – Anti-Racism XR Studio-Provost Challenge RI.

Jon Kevan

Jon Kevan

Instructional Designer - UCATT, University of Arizona.

Project – UArizona Health Sciences Global & Online Experiencing Age Bias.

Lisa Falk

Lisa Falk

Head of Community Engagement - Arizona State History Museum, University of Arizona.

Project – Pottery. 

Dr. Michael Engs

Dr. Michael Engs

Cultural Historian.

Project – Arizona Heritage Tours Black Presence in Southwest (Dunbar).

MANAS BUCHADE

MANAS BUCHADE

Information coming soon!

CYNTHIA BLOCKBURGER

CYNTHIA BLOCKBURGER

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Keyania Campbell

Keyania Campbell

Keyania, from Dallas, TX is a Master’s student studying Applied Intercultural Arts Research in the Graduate College/GDIP with a specialty in Information.  She enjoys playing music and narrative video games in her free time.

CaT Elliott

CaT Elliott

From Bisbee, Arizona, Cat is a Master’s student studying Information Science, emphasizing human-centered computing in the School of Information. She is involved in the Veterinarian Sciences Project and Virtual Reality/Digital Storytelling.  and enjoys rock climbing and creating digital art in her free time.

SEMORIA MOSELY

SEMORIA MOSELY

Semoria, from Columbia, SC is a Master’s student majoring in Photography, Video and Imaging in the College of Fine Arts, School or Art. She enjoys singing and diving into mysticism in her free time.

daniel shevelev

daniel shevelev

Daniel, from Tucson, AZ, is a Master’s student studying Information Science with an emphasis in machine learning in the College of Science. He is involved in the CUES Nursing and Veterinarian Sciences Projects, and enjoys playing chess in his free time.

Gabby Zhiyu Wen

Gabby Zhiyu Wen

Gabby is a Ph.D. student majoring in Applied Intercultural Arts Research in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program with an Independent Minor focusing on Gerontology. She is the graduate associate at the center and is also involved in the Virtual Reality and Church Older Adults Project. In her spare time, she enjoys going to galleries and museums and hiking.

Bahaa Abdulraheem

Bahaa Abdulraheem

Bahaa, from Egypt, is a Senior studying Computer Science at the College of Science and minoring in German Studies. He is involved in the Osiris Digital Project, and in his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, specifically volleyball and tennis.

Akli Amrous

Akli Amrous

Akli, from Seattle, WA is a Senior studying Computer Science in the College of Science. He is involved in the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center Augmented Reality (AR) Project, and enjoys reading, programming, drawing, weightlifting, traveling, learning languages and playing video games in his free time. 

TRISTAN ANAYA

TRISTAN ANAYA

Tristan, from Tucson, Arizona is a Junior studying Game Design and Development in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Information, with a minor in Studio Art. He is involved in motion capturing for the Osiris Digital Project and Veterinarian Sciences Project. In his free time, Tristan enjoys thrifting, aquariums, and playing video games.

ABRORJON ASRALOV

ABRORJON ASRALOV

Information coming soon!

GENESIS BENEDITH

GENESIS BENEDITH

Genesis, from The Bronx, NY, is a Junior studying Computer Science in the College of Science, with a minor in Professional & Technical Writing and Game Design & Development. She is involved with TEMI Robot programming and the Africana Museum project. Genesis enjoys gaming, traveling, programming, and writing in her free time.

MICHAEL BYERLY

MICHAEL BYERLY

Information coming soon!

JOSHUA DIETZ

JOSHUA DIETZ

Joshua is a Junior studying Fine Arts in the College of Fine Arts, focusing on Illustration and Design.  They are currently involved with the Veterinarian Sciences and Tuskegee projects. 

CARMEN GREENE

CARMEN GREENE

Carmen, from Tucson, AZ  is a First-year studying Computer Science in the College of Science, with a minor in Professional & Technical Writing and Game Design & Development. She is involved with the African American Museum of the Southern Arizona project. Carmen enjoys painting, rollerskating, and gaming in her free time.

sasha joe

sasha joe

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SHRI KARTHIKEYAN

SHRI KARTHIKEYAN

Shri, from India, is a Junior studying Computer Science. She is involved with the African American Museum of the Southern Arizona project.

minh le

minh le

Minh, from Tucson, AZ is a Junior studying Computer Science in the College of Science. He is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project, and enjoys swimming and hiking in his free time.

daniel leon

daniel leon

Daniel, from Tucson, AZ, is a Senior studying Computer Science and Statistics and Data Science in the College of Science, with a minor in Spanish. He is involved in machine learning,  augmented reality, and ASM web projects. He enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and supporting local causes in his free time.

hamad marhoon

hamad marhoon

Hamad, from Bahrain, is a Senior studying Computer Science in the College of Science. He is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project and the Alzheimer Creative Aging in Tucson Project. In his free time, he likes reading, writing and listening to music. 

JORDAN MARS

JORDAN MARS

Information coming soon!

amelia matheson

amelia matheson

Amelia, from Montego Bay, Jamaica is a Junior studying Computer Science in the College of Science and Chinese Language in the College of Humanities. She is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and reading in her free time.

Tobin Nickels

Tobin Nickels

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ishika patel

ishika patel

Ishika, from Tucson, AZ is a Senior studying Computer Science in the College of Science, with a minor in Physiology. She is involved in many campus activities, including Alpha Epsilon Delta and volunteering for MexZona Med. She participates in the CUES 1 and CUES 2 Projects, and enjoys heavy lifting and spending time with her family.

AKSHAT SINGH

AKSHAT SINGH

Information coming soon!

JACK STEVENS

JACK STEVENS

Jack, from Cave Creek, AZ,  is a Senior studying Statistics and Data Science at the College of Science.  His interests include machine learning, tennis, and watching movies. 

PULAT URALOV

PULAT URALOV

Information coming soon!

Earnest walker

Earnest walker

EJ, from Tucson, AZ, is a Senior studying Fine Arts in the College of Fine Arts, focusing on Illustration and Design, with a minor in Africana Studies.  He has worked with the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival project, graphics and marketing materials for CDG, and the ACLS Photogammetry Project. 

ANDREW WAUGAMAN

ANDREW WAUGAMAN

Information coming soon!

JAY WHITNEY

JAY WHITNEY

Information coming soon!

Joanna Zabasajja

Joanna Zabasajja

Joanna, from Chandler, AZ is a Senior studying Computer Science in the College of Science, and minoring in Spanish and Creative Writing. She is involved in the Women in Computer Science Club and National Society of Black Engineers. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading, writing, talking to people and creating music. 

COSMo ZAPPELLINI

COSMo ZAPPELLINI

Cosmo, from Tucson, AZ is a Junior studying in the Film and Television Bachelor of Fine Arts program. He serves as a videographer for the Tai Chi VR Experience Project, Environmental Science VR Experience Project, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Project. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums in his band.