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James Birt

James Birt

Associate Professor of Information and Computing Sciences, Bond University

James is an Associate Professor of Information and Computing Sciences and discipline lead for Interactive Media Design at Bond University, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab (www.mixedrealityresearch.com). His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of interactive mixed reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, 3d printing, mobile) experiences assisting learning, skills acquisition and knowledge discovery. The distinctive contribution James brings to education scholarship is in digital media teaching and learning, where he received a 2014 Australian Office of Learning and Teaching citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. James utilises novel pedagogical approaches, curriculum and resources to balance the science and art predilections of his students, whilst supporting them with learning how to learn. His service to the university and wider community has formed around his experience in emerging technology, teaching and learning. Where he takes an active role in supporting learners and peers through mentorship, presentations and expert judging.

Levelling up: why Netflix and TikTok are turning to gaming to secure their future

Jun 21, 2022 21:29 pm UTC| Technology

The streaming wars are heating up. In March, Disney delayed the release date of Obi-Wan Kenobi to May 27 to coincide with the launch of Netflixs top show, Stranger Things. This on the back of Googles announcement YouTube...

The metaverse has been heavily hyped – but it could enable entirely new ways of screen production

Apr 05, 2022 12:03 pm UTC| Technology

Screen production was hit hard by the pandemic, with delayed releases and interrupted or cancelled production. One day we might even get to see Mission Impossible 7. But, like your typical screen hero, it might just be...

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Economy

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Enjoy Technology, a retail tech firm co-founded by former Apple executives Ron Johnson and Tom Suiter in 2014, has filed for bankruptcy protection just eight months after it went public. The company offers to sell stock to...

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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South Koreas Samsung Electronics beat Taiwans TSMC in becoming the worlds first chipmaker to begin mass production of 3-nanometer process nodes. Both TSMC and Intel, which have made significant investments in the...
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