UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 3 May: Julie Williamson, Being Social in XR
Julie Williamson, University of Glasgow


UCLIC Research Seminar 3 May: Julie Williamson, Being Social in XR


A recording of this talk is available on the UCLIC YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/GcbQCBjSbKE

Immersive technology (XR) designed for always-on interaction will forever change the way we communicate, collaborate, and connect with one another. XR technologies are rapidly advancing in terms of form factor and capabilities, but there is a present-future gap between how we use XR now and the rich social and interpersonal contexts where XR will be used in the future. There are open challenges around how XR will work in social settings and how engaging with immersive content will change the way we interact. In this talk, I'll present my recent work on digital proxemics in virtual environments and new work on speculative interventions that use XR in public settings.


Dr Julie R. Williamson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Glasgow in the internationally recognised Glasgow Interactive Systems (GIST) research group. Since completing her PhD in 2012, Julie has made significant contributions to research and service to lead the agenda in digital proxemics, social XR, publishing policy, and publishing culture.