Peggy Weil is a digital media designer and artist.. Weil's immersive design work spans genres including digital urban signboards, VR and game engines, mobile apps and games. A graduate of Harvard University, she received her Masters Degree at M.I.T. As an original member of the Architecture Machine Group / M.I.T. Media Lab from 1980-1982, she worked on pioneering interactive projects in design and telepresence, going on to create titles for The Voyager Company, Broderbund, Electronic Arts, Von Holtzbrinck and Ravensberger Interactive. The award-winning Voyager title, A Silly Noisy House, published in 1991, was one of the first interactive titles for children.

Weil acts as an Advisor to the LACMA Art + Technology Lab, coordinating an ongoing series of conversations on art and technology. She designed the current James Turrell website as well as the original Roden Crater website, From Inside Looking Out to Oustide Looking In, online from 1995-2003. Weil was awarded the MILIA D'OR in Cannes in 1998 for the CD-ROM series Moving Puzzle. She is the mind behind MrMind and The Blurring Test, a computer program who challenges us to convince him that we are human.

Weil founded HeadsUP! A Global Design Competition challenging designers to integrate data visualization of global issues into the public square. The competition launched September 2011 at Visualizing.org and HeadsUP! The winning visualization premiered on World Water Day - 3/22/12, and ran in Times Square for four months. HeadsUP2012.com

The team of Steuer + Weil has released CINEPUZZLE for mobile iOS and Web: clients include Discovery Channel, Sony Music Entertainment, and Disney Music. An ongoing collaboration with Nonny de la Peña has produced a series of immersive journalism projects: Gone Gitmo, a virtual installation of Guantánamo Prison, Wall Jumpers, a global visualization of political separation barriers and The IPSRESS Project, a collaboration with The EVENT LAB in Barcelona.

Her work is has been exhibited and presented at academic, industry and art venues internationally including MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art and MediaForum), LABoral in Gijon, Spain , Games for Change, The Center for Human Rights at UC Berkeley, MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes, Arte e Ciencia in Benasque, Spain, RAVE in Barcelona, ARGFest, and PICNIC Amsterdam. Weil has taught graduate level courses as Visiting Assistant Professor at USC-SCA Interactive Media Division and Adjunct Professor at the Design School at California College of the Arts CCA in San Francisco. She is currently Adjunct Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts in both Graduate Production and Interactive Media Divisions.




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Immersive Journalism: Immersive Virtual Reality for the First-Person Experience of News
Presence, Vol. 19, No. 4, August 2010, 291–301

Public Art Review

Avatar Mediated Cinema
ACM/ACE Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Yokohama 2008





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