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14 April 2022: Talk by Mark Billinghurst

Please save the date and join us for our joint UNSW – SydCHI talk by Prof. Mark Billinghurst.

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Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM


Physical location: Room#113, K17, UNSW Sydney

Online: via MS Teams, with limited interactions (Link will be shared later).

Empathic Computing: Creating Shared Understanding


This talk provides an introduction to Empathic Computing, a new approach to creating shared understanding between people. Communication is a basic need for people, and over thousands of years a wide range of technologies have been used to enhance face to face and remote collaboration. However, the recent COVID pandemic has shown how limited these technologies are, with current remote collaborative experiences being far from face-to-face conversation. Empathic Computing is a new approach to collaboration that combines elements of Natural Collaboration, Experience Capture and Implicit Understanding. This talk provides an overview of the topic and then gives examples of research from the Empathic Computing Laboratory and others.


Mark Billinghurst is Director of the Empathic Computing Laboratory, and Professor at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, and also at the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. He earned a PhD in 2002 from the University of Washington and conducts research on how virtual and real worlds can be merged, publishing over 650 papers on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, remote collaboration, Empathic Computing, and related topics. In 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and in 2019 was given the ISMAR Career Impact Award in recognition for lifetime contribution to AR research and commercialization.