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The IC was founded in 2014 with the aim of defining the future by anticipating changes in the broader world. While a key part of our mission is to identify and develop future learning methods for our students that align changing technology with workforce needs, an underlying theme has also been to demonstrate new ways that people could work together, collaboratively and productively.




"Case Western Reserve University has always led with innovation."

"Why you? Why now? Why HoloLens?"


The first step in a collaboration is to meet, virtually or in person, to lay the groundwork for our collaboration. But before we begin, it would be helpful to know where you are in your process developement.




Exploratory phase is exciting, but overwhelming. Everything feels like a question. We are available to meet with you and discuss the current landscape and possibilities of mixed reality within your industry, so you know where to begin.


Advisory phase is the next step. You've landed on a goal that you believe mixed reality could help you meet, but you need expertise and developement assistance to create the app you need.


Creative Phase is the work. You have a goal, you have decided mixed reality is the way to get there, and you have formulated a plan (including obtaining pertinent assets, identifying ideal users, and scoped out a budget.) Here, we can take the wheel and develop a pilot app.

Ready to take the next step? 




Open Access article published highlighting IC’s collaboration with Hologram Consultants

This Open Access article showcases the HoloSNS, HoloDBS and HoloSEEG tools developed by our collaborative team; take a read!

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Interactive Commons featured twice in Cleveland Magazine story, “Why Cleveland Owns the Future of Virtual Reality”

The breadth and uptake of extended reality in Cleveland, Ohio positions us as leaders in the nation. Thrilled that the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite and our work with CMA on The Cleveland Krishna were both featured as examples of our pioneering status in Cleveland Magazine’s new article, “Why Cleveland Owns the Future of Virtual Reality.” Click…

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HoloAnatomy startup company Ilumis Announced

After years developing, packaging, and supporting the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite all in-house at the Interactive Commons at CWRU, we are excited to announce its next chapter as a standalone company, Ilumis. Headed by Microsoft alum Mark Day, this Ohio-based XR company will take over the management and distribution of the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite as it…

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HoloAnatomy featured in TCU commercial during CFP National Championship game

We were thrilled to cheer on our HoloAnatomy® Software Suite Partner Institution TCU during the CFP National Championship on Monday January 9th. Check out their commercial that aired during the big game!

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Revealing Krishna honored with Peggy Ezekiel Award from USITT

CMA’s Revealing Krishna exhibit was awarded both Outstanding Achievement and Board Choice Award for Sound Design from the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) on November 9th, 2022. The Peggy Ezekiel Award has been given out since 1985 and is recognized as the oldest award given by the Institute. It recognizes achievement in scenic,…

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Dr. Mark Griswold receives two CWRU Innovation Week Awards

IC Faculty Director Dr. Mark Griswold was honored with two awards during CWRU’s Innovation Week 2022 — the Discovery Award (MR Fingerprinting) and the Top Product Award (HoloAnatomy® Software Suite) — as recognition of his “remarkable achievements in research and entrepreneurship.” Click here to read the full list of honorees.

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Revealing Krishna honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards

We are thrilled that “Revealing Krishna” – our collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art – has been honored by Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards in the category Experience Design. Click here to read the full list of honorees. Congrats to the whole Krishna team! “The Story of the Cleveland Krishna” HoloLens Experience…

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Application for IC Fellows Cohort 2023

The IC is accepting applications for the next IC Fellows Cohort. If you are interested in using the Microsoft HoloLens in your classroom or have an idea for integrating mixed reality (MR) or 3-D digital content into your course, the IC Fellows Cohort program will guide, inspire, and help you create customized applications and give…


CMA’s “The Story of the Cleveland Krishna” Exhibit video walkthrough

The Cleveland Museum of Art posted a full walkthrough of “The Story of the Cleveland Krishna,” the mixed reality museum experience that the IC developed as the feature of their Revealing Krishna exhibit. In case you missed the real thing, or just want to revisit it, click below: “The Story of the Cleveland Krishna” HoloLens…

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IC featured on NBC Nightly News

We were thrilled to host NBC Nightly News at the CWRU SOM Health Education Campus to show them our work with medical anatomy education (the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite) and some of our new developments with Dr. Cameron McIntyre and his team in surgical planning in mixed reality. The segment was aired on Sunday, August 7th…