Bradley Newman is the Senior Research Associate at the World Building Media Lab at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He is an artist / engineer hybrid primarily focused on creating immersive experiences that explore interactive narrative, virtual embodiment, the dynamic between the physical and the virtual and multi-user cooperative games. Additionally, his research interests include designing tool sets for rapid content creation, real time pre-visualization and virtual production. He’s been involved in a variety of projects including the Leviathan Project, Virtual Iraq: VR Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gesture Games for Motor Rehabilitation and Immersive Journalism.
With 15 years of experience in computer graphics and virtual reality his knowledge spans a wide variety of fields and tools. From traditional art skills in drawing, painting, film and photography to 3d animation / motion capture, level editing, programming, game design / development and mixed reality displays. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media from the University of Southern California.