UCLIC Research Seminar Series
The Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) conducts design research into the application of information and communication technologies to augment, support and transform cognition. LTRC research areas include i) XR technologies and techniques for learning, industry and work-based learning. ii) Developing immersive application areas for AI and Machine Learning iii) Building Sensor Ecosystems iv) Combining VR, AR, MR, XR with sensory augmentation and perceptual technologies. This presentation will focus on 3 projects: (i) 'Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training' (WEKIT) funded by Horizon 2020 (ii) Hobs 3D Skills Academy funded by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and (iii) Rapid Employment and Accessibility Platform (REAP) funded by the XPRIZE.
Carl Hayden Smith is the Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Creativity & Technology, Ravensbourne University London. Carl has 20 years' experience conducting R+D into the application of hybrid technologies for perceptual, cognitive and creative transformation. Raising over £10 million in research funding Carl has worked on numerous large-scale Leonardo LifeLong Learning, Erasmus+, FP7 and Horizon European projects including: Wearable Experience (WEKIT-ECS), AR4EU (Code Reality), Hobs Academy (LLDC), Hyperhumanism, Contextology (Context Engineering), Double Consciousness, Holotechnica.Academy, Technomancy.Club, Seventh Ray and the Museum of Consciousness. LTRC specialise in generating new forms of media including: Neuroadaptive Mixed Reality Training, Natural Media and Wearable experience (WE). Carl has given over 300 invited public lectures, conference presentations and keynotes in 40 countries and published more than 100 academic papers. His research interests include Embodied Cognition, Spatial Literacy, Umwelt Hacking, Sensory Augmentation, Artificial Senses and Body Hacking.