About

Impossible
is a good place to start 

The Interactive Commons (IC) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) was established in 2014 as a center to connect individuals from across our campus and our region through advanced visualization to further research and education.

We believe that interdisciplinary engagement is the force that compels unique and transformative solutions to our society’s most challenging problems. As a team of developers, artists, professors and business leaders, we are working together to define the future of our university by anticipating changes in the broader world.

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SONYA RHIE-MACE

CURATOR

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

The IC has established several key resources that allow people to create and work with visual information. All of these are located in the IC's space, which can be accessed at the Thwing Building, next to the Tinkham Veale University Center and the Kelvin Smith Library.

The IC hosted the largest shared-group mixed reality experience, which took place over the course of eight separate performances of Imagined Odyssey, a co-production with the CWRU Department of Dance.

This node diagram depicts the collaborative culture at Case Western Reserve University. Each dot represents an individual investigator, and more than 10,0000 collaborative grants link investigators across our campus. The IC endeavors to connect even more of these dots to find collaborative solutions to the complex challenges that face our world.

MEET THE TEAM

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ERIN HENNINGER

Executive Director

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MARK GRISWOLD

Faculty Director

Henry

HENRY EASTMAN

Dev Team

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ANASTASIYA KURYLYUK

Art Team

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KAREN RHOAD

Director
Special Projects

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NANCY FARROW

Global Director
HoloAnatomy® Software Sales

Jeff

JEFF MLAKAR

Dev Team

James

JAMES GASPARATOS

Project Manager

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ROB GOTSCHALL

Dev Team

Cat

CAT MCALLESTER

Senior Director
Engagement

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PETER GAO

Dev Team

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SUE SCHICK

Instructional Design