Welcome to CREL

"The rise of the Internet, the Web, digital media and social networking environments introduces new methods for the creation of educational and cultural content," said the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning (CREL) founding director Shlomo Dubnov, a professor in the UCSD Department of Music. "We are witnessing the emergence of new amateur practices and innovative designs in which multiple users collaborate, produce, annotate and re-use shared multimedia content." CREL will focus on grassroots creativity and learning while promoting research that combines artificial intelligence with interactive and participatory media to allow people to be more creative, informed and make better decisions in educational as well as entertainment environments.

XR-Lab: New Immersive Graphics and Sound Space

With the help of our industrial partners, Zuzor and Cygames, we established a novel interactive space with 270 degrees (3 walls) and floor projection, sensed by 3D cameras. The new facility allows rapid authoring and experimentation with extended reality contents without the need for VR wearable equipment.