Daria Tsoupikova Awarded with UIC Award for Creative Activity

May 19th, 2022

Categories: Applications, Tele-Immersion, User Groups, VR, VR Art

Project Development at EVL
Project Development at EVL


School of Design and EVL professor Daria Tsoupikova has been recognized with the UIC Award for Creative Activity for 2022-2023. Daria is among 42 faculty members awarded to continue their pursuits of creative scholarship and activities at UIC. Daria will use this award to further enhance and showcase “Hummingbird: Collaborative Virtual Reality for Tele-Immersive Interactive Theater Virtual Reality” developed in collaboration with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. This innovative work merges real and virtual worlds for tele-immersive interaction with the goal of encouraging stronger theater engagement with tech-savvy younger audiences. Participants follow the story’s protagonist into an immersive virtual world reminiscent of Japanese paintings. This tele-immersive, interactive experience reimagines theatrical storytelling.

The project bridges art, science and live theater through a collaborative research effort between computer science and design faculty and students at EVL and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

See UIC News for more information.