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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.




Curing Cancer with Radio Waves and Magnetic Nanoparticles

CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment combining nanotechnology with traditional chemotherapy drug and resistance-inhibitors. As Stathis Karathanasis says, “It’s the Midwestern mentality and the culture at Case Western Reserve that allows people to just talk. And then serendipity occurs.”   Read More.

device announcement day

Microsoft Announces Developer Kits

Microsoft announces HoloLens developer kit price, and a nice shout out to its partners, including CWRU (beginning at minute 16:30).    Watch.


CWRU on Stage at //BUILD to help launch HoloLens

Professor Mark Griswold was invited to present a demo liveon stage to an audience of 5,000+ at the 2015 Microsoft //Build developers’conference.     News  (Wired) “Microsoft Shows HoloLens’ Augmented Reality IsNo Gimmick“: (PC Mag) “Microsoft Wows Build with HoloLens HologramShow“ (Gizmodo) “Put A HoloLens in the Classroom and I’llHappily Go Back to School“ Press…