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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.




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…


“Revealing Krishna” IC + CMA Exhibit Opening 11/2021

In partnership with CMA, the IC has developed a digital exhibit revealing the history of a sculpture in their collection depicting the Hindu God, Krishna (Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan). In this 15-minute mixed reality experience, museum-goers will learn about its origins in Cambodia, and its incredible journey as it is smashed, sold, abandoned, and finally…


IC Collaboration on Robotic Surgery During MRI in the Daily

In conjunction with the school of biomedical engineering at CWRU, the IC is helping to develop the first “augmented-reality heart catheterization, ablation while patient is inside an MRI.” A physician would be fitted with a Microsoft HoloLens, and guided by real-time MRI imaging, would then direct and supervise the robotic procedure. Professor M. Cenk Cavusoglu is…

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Remote HoloAnatomy Study published in JAMA

JAMA, or the Journal of American Medical Association, published the study that we performed on the experience and assessment of the Remote HoloAnatomy® Software course, delivered in the spring semester of the academic year 2019-2020. Our study on the remote delivery of the HoloAnatomy® Application was the first to show positive learning experiences for an entire…


HoloAnatomy Software Featured in EDUCAUSE Digital Review 2020

EDUCAUSE Review, a magazine that takes a broad look at current development and trends in technology to see how it relates to college and universities. This magazine dives into how the IT community works together with the higher education institutions to enhance their future. ‍ This issue of EDUCAUSE Review featured the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite…

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Can medical students learn anatomy without a cadaver? Covid-19 is forcing the question.