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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. With 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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Inaugural IC Fellows Cohort

The first ever IC Fellow Cohort began in the Fall 2021 semester. This group met weekly and worked together with the IC to become fluent in the application and best practices of mixed reality as a teaching tool, and received support in the design, build, and execution of their courses from a team of experts…

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IC Fellows Showcase Presentation April 26th

The IC is thrilled to welcome the general campus community to the inaugural IC Fellows Cohort showcase presentation on Tuesday, April 26th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This open house-style event will begin with remarks from the Provost and will include in-person demos of the newest HoloLens classroom applications developed by the Interactive Commons. For the…

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MaineHealth Innovation: Augmented Reality for Neonatal Resuscitation Video

IC Collaborator Partner MaineHealth posted this video showcasing their pilot app, which leverages MR technology to simulate essential neonatal procedures in hospitals across the globe. The app was built by the Interactive Commons and is headed out to its first round of beta testing. Watch the full video here.


Jointly published article with WEF on XR Technology

In collaboration with his advisory council colleagues at the World Economic Forum (WEF), IC Faculty Director Mark Griswold has co-authored a paper: “Immersive Media Technologies: The Acceleration of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Wake of COVID-19”


Crain’s Cleveland on ‘Revealing Krishna’ as an all-Cleveland project

Crain’s Cleveland Business published a great story on the Revealing Krishna exhibit as a group, all-Cleveland project put together by innovative groups at CWRU in partnership with CMA. Delighted to have been a part of the team! Read the full article


HoloAnatomy® Partner Oxford featured on XRToday

XRToday wrote up a story on IC’s HoloAnatomy® Software Suite partner, Oxford University. Full article here.

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12.12.21 Special event – Visions and Revisions: Behind the Scenes of “Revealing Krishna”

On Sunday, December 12th at 2:00pm EST, join us live or virtually for a behind-the-scenes discussion of the creation of “Revealing Krishna” at the Cleveland Museum of Art: “Science, innovation, and digital technologies were integral to the development of the unprecedented exhibition Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain at the Cleveland Museum of Art.…


News Herald – CMA’s ‘Revealing Krishna’ aims to inform with rare sister statues, high-tech elements

Some great press from the News Herald on our collaboration with CMA in “Revealing Krishna”: “…from there, you can transition to something extremely modern: “The Story of the Cleveland Krishna” HoloLens Experience. With the aid of Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens augmented-reality headsets… guests 12 and older literally can walk through the complex history of the Cleveland…


Pushing the Digital Boundaries with “Revealing Krishna” at CMA

CMA’s Digital Project Managers Haley Kedziora and Anna Faxon cover a Behind-the-Scenes look at the myriad of digital technologies used to create this groundbreaking exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The IC was CMA’s mixed reality partner, and we’re thrilled to have played a part in this spectacular exhibition. Read the full article on…


Cleveland Museum of Art’s big Krishna exhibit uses technology, great storytelling, to reveal history

Thrilled at the positive review from on our collaboration with CMA in “Revealing Krishna” – “The technologies used in the show are vivid and compelling. But instead of upstaging the real artworks in the show, the digital displays are likely to leave viewers feeling more impressed, better informed, and perhaps even awed, by the…