PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001
David Pape has a PhD in Computer Science from the Electronic Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He combines experience in both the technological and aesthetic sides of computer graphics. He has worked on numerous artistic and cultural VR applications (his own & those of others) that have shown worldwide in museums and at conferences, including the Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria), NTT’s InterCommunication Center (Tokyo), The Foundation of the Hellenic World (Athens), the Smithsonian, The International Society for Elextronic Arts Conferences, and SIGGRAPH. He has also worked on scientific visualization at NASA, for both research purposes and for education communication with the public.
He was a key member of the team that developed the CAVE and ImmersaDesk virtual reality technology at UIC, which in recent years have become perhaps the definitive systems for high-end VR research and applications. He has written and presented academic papers dealing with both technical and aesthetic/content issues of visualization and virtual reality.