The Imaging Media Research Center was established in 1997 to conduct human-media interaction research including virtual reality (VR), ubiquitous computing, multimodal interaction, electromagnetic sensing technology, and 3D display. The Center launched the world’s largest VR theater accommodating an audience of 651 persons for the Kyungju World Culture EXPO 2000. The VR content shown at in the theater was seen by more than 1.7 million people and was subsequently included as a main attraction at the SGI booth for SIGGRAPH 2001. The Center has been active in attracting international conferences like VRST 2000, VSMM 2002, and ICAT 2004, some of the major conferences in reality media areas. The Center has initiated the concept of Tangible Space (Tangible Space Initiative, TSI) and promoted the concept through holding a series of four TSI international workshops in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2007. To ensure a leading role in the new reality media technology of the 21st century, the Center will continue to focus on developing future Lifetronic space through seamless integration of virtual space and physical environments.

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