July 13
The Past, Present and Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality
September 23
Grand Opening of the UCI eSport Arena powered by iBUYPOWER


The Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games — through multi-disciplinary research projects encompassing the fields of anthropology, art, computer science, engineering, history, medicine, psychology, science and technology — bring together innovative researchers from across the UC Irvine campus and neighboring institutions for the common goal of understanding and creating technology and applications that transform how we:

  • see the world through immersive visualization and virtual tours;
  • interact and socialize with global communities;
  • communicate and collaborate with colleagues in virtual collaborative space;
  • provide medical care and training to the remotest corners via telemedicine and simulations; and
  • educate all ages and populations using virtual environments, as well as the challenge and draw of computer games.

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