The 5th NZ/KOREA Workshop on

Human-Digital Content Interaction for Immersive 4D Home Entertainment


The HDI4D workshop is part of a New Zealand-Korea strategic research collaboration project funded by MBIE and NRF Korea.

At this workshop, we will host research presentations, demos, and a forum related to Computer Graphics, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality, HCI, Film, Games, Entertainment, and other related areas.

The event will provide an opportunity to share progress and important outputs from collaborative research projects between NZ and South Korea, presentations from guest speakers as well as project members, panel discussions, and networking opportunities throughout.

There will also be lunch as well as a reception dinner, hosted by the Korean Embassy to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of signing the Arrangement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between New Zealand and Korea.

The 5th workshop will be held from 16th to 17th November 2017 at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand.



Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Rangimarie Room 1, 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011


ProjectR Level 2, NEC House, 40 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Reception Dinner

Wellington Club Building Level 4, 88 The Terrace Wellington, 6011


Please note that this programme is provisional and subject to change.

Programme Printout
Presentation Abstracts and Bios

Day 1 - 16th November / Thursday

All presentations will be 15minutes long, with 5min for setup and Q&A. All demos will run for an hour during the demo session.

Day 1 (16 Nov, Thurs)
Te papa - Rangimarie Room 1
9:00am - 9:20am Opening
Welcome & Introduction - A/Prof. Taehyun Rhee (VUW)
9:20am - 10:40am Presentation Session 1 - Augmented and Mixed Realities (80min)
Chair: Prof. Neil Dodgson - VUW
An Overview of Mixed-Reality Research at the HIT Lab NZ
Prof. Robert W. Lindeman - HIT Lab NZ
Gamification of Life - The AR Intrusion
Taylor Carrasco - mixt
Reconstructing Depth from Mono 360 Video Based on the Camera Motion
Joonsuk Park - Hongik Univ.
MR360: Mixed Reality Rendering for 360° Panoramic Videos
Lohit Petikam - VUW
10:40am - 11:00am Morning Tea
11:00am - 12:00pm Presentation Session 2 - VR and 4D interaction (60min)
Chair: Prof. Young J Kim - Ewha Womans Univ.
H-Wall: Encountered-type Haptic Display for VR Environment using Per-plane Reachability Maps
Yaesol Kim - Ewha Womans Univ.
Hand gesture-based interaction in a 360 VR movie
Humayun Khan - HIT Lab NZ
Artistic Pen Drawing on an Arbitrary Surface using an Impedance-controlled Robot
Daeun Song - Ewha Womans Univ.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Demos
Refer the the Demo dection below for more details on the demos.
Te papa - Rangimarie Room 1
2:00pm - 3:20pm Presentation Session 3 - VR Experiences (80min)
Chair: Prof. Rob Lindeman - HIT Lab NZ
Bringing Cinema Studies to VR: Film Phenomenology and Synaesthesia
Miriam Ross - VUW
Creating Empowering, Empathic Experiences in VR
Meredith Meyer-Nichols - Wrestler
CanvoX : High-Resolution VR Painting for Large Volumetric Canvas
Yeojin Kim - Ewha Womans Univ.
Untethered Interactive 360 - making VR accessible
Jessica Manins - ProjectR
3:20pm - 3:50pm Afternoon Tea
3:50pm - 4:50pm Presentation Session 4 - VR and Beyond (60min)
Chair: Dr. Gun Lee - UniSA
Cinematic 360 Production, A Case Study: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Raqi Syed - VUW
Beyond Visualisation: Creating Digital Tools for Architectural Design
Tane Moleta - VUW
Overview of Research at VCG lab CG, VR/MR, and Perception
Andrew Chalmers & Kieran Carnegie - VUW
4:50pm - 5:20pm Closing
5:20pm Group Photo
6:30pm Dinner

Day 2 - 17th November / Friday

Day 2 (17 Nov, Fri) Internal attendees only
Victoria University of Wellington - AM106


Hand gesture-based Interaction in 360 VR movie
Humayun Khan - HIT Lab NZ

Haptic contact in Immersive 360 VR movie
Prasanth Sasikmar - HIT Lab NZ

CanvoX : High-Resolution Volumetric Painting for Large Space in VR
Yeojin Kim - Ewha Womans Univ.

An Interactive haptic feedback system for virtual hand-grasping
HyunJung Kim - Ewha Womans Univ.

Reconstructing Depth from mono 360 video based on the camera motion
Joonsuk Park - Hongik Univ.

Steradian Gallery, a virtual art experience
Kevin Romond - Weta Digital

MR360 Future Cinematic Composition
Lohit Petikam & Ian Loh - Dreamflux, VUW

MR360 Underwater
Stephen Thompson & Andrew Chalmers - Dreamflux, VUW

Directions and Maps

Bus infomation including routes and maps -

Wellington Combined Taxis -

Green Cabs -

Note: Bus routes go in both directions. When waiting for the bus, make sure you are on the right side of the road.

Getting to Te Papa

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 Photo of Te Papa

From Courtenay Place bus stops

5-6 minute walk. Map from Courtenay Place to tepapa

Getting to ProjectR

ProjectR, Level 2, NEC House, 40 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 Photo of ProjectR

From Te Papa

7 minute walk. Map from tepapa to projectr

Getting to Wellington Club

Wellington Club Building, Level 4, 88 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011

From Te Papa (Scenic Route)

Group walk along the Wellington waterfront, before walking towards the Terrace.

Total time: ~22 minutes Map from Te Papa to Wellington Club

From Courtney Place

Catch the 20 (Highbury), 81 (Eastbourne), 3 (Karori), or 14 (Wilton) bus and get off at stop 5012 (Lambton Central). Walk along Lambton Quay and Woodward St. to get to the Terrace.

Total adult fare: $2
Total time: ~ 11 minutes Map from Courtenay to Wellington Club

Getting to VUW

Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington 6012

From the Railway Station

Catch the 17 (Victoria University) or 20 (Highbury) bus and get off at stop 5915 (Victoria University - Kelburn Parade).

Total adult fare: $2
Total time: ~7-15 minutes

From town

Catch the 18 (Karori), 22 (Mairangi), or 47 (Johnsonville) bus and get off at stop 5915 (Victoria University - Kelburn Parade).

Please note: These have varying timetables and routes, so which one is best will depend where in town you are.

Getting to Courtney Place Bus Stops

Many services go past the Courtenay Place stop. You should be able to find most bus routes from this location. Map of Courtenay Place bus stop

From Wellington International Airport

Catch the Airport Flyer Bus 91 from Stop 7399 outside the lower floor of the airport, for 4 zones. Disembark at Stop 5000 (Courtenay Place - Paramount).

Total adult fare: $9
Total time: 25 minutes

VUW Campus Map

Map of VUW Right click and View Image to view full sized map.


Open registration for general attendees has closed. Inviations will still be sent by email. Please contact us for more information.


Photos will be available after the event concludes.


Primary: A/Prof. Taehyun Rhee (VUW)

Secondary: Kieran Carnegie (VUW) (+64 22 5682 768)