This was the first joint workshop for the HDI24D team, bringing together those who will be collaborating over the coming three years.
The workshop was a chance to get to know one another, as well as a chance to see what research others have done and will be doing, and to guide the HDI24D project in its crucial early stages.
Students and researchers from Korea University, EWHA Womans University, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Canterbury gave presentations on their current research, and talked about their plans for contributing to the HDI24D project.
Visitors from the local computer graphics industry and researchers from multiple related disciplines also participated, with questions and panel discussions on what we believe will happen in the next generation of 4D home entertainment, and what can be done to broaden the outreach of the current project, building upon the valuable networking opportunities raised.
Day one of the workshop led into a social dinner for the students and researchers, and the Korean visitors were able to visit the Computer Graphics Lab at Victoria University as well as Weta Workshop in Mirimar, before flying out to visit the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury.
The first HDI24D workshop was held in the Whare Tapere of the beautiful Te Raukura, also known as the Wharewaka Function Centre, a prominent and culturally significant venue on the waterfront of Wellington, New Zealand.
Our social dinner was held a stone's throw away at Mac's Brewbar, a brewery and eatery well-loved by the locals.
The workshop was hosted and organized by project lead Taehyun Rhee, with help from the students and staff of Victoria University of Wellington.
A selection of photos sized and compressed for web viewing can be found here.
Victoria University PhD Students Richard Roberts and Jin Choi were our photographers for the event.
If you would like to obtain the high quality version of any or all photos from the event, just ask anyone from the Victoria University of Wellington Computer Graphics Lab, and they should be able to provide them.