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208: XR Possibilities in Publishing with Immersive Technology Specialist, Michael Carter-Arlt



Welcome to the sixth of six episodes in this year’s magazine miniseries!


If you want to learn more about the magazine industry through conversations, I encourage you to check out the 15 previous episodes in this series: 055-057, 063-065, 119-121 and 149-154.


Our guest today is Michael Carter-Arlt. Michael is the Immersive Technology Specialist at the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) Libraries and lecturer for the Master of Digital Media program in the Creative School. He utilizes his skills in 3D development web design, and 2D animation in a way to blend art and technology and create augmented/virtual reality applications for museums and SRC (Scholarly, Research and Creative) projects. Michael has worked on a number of projects for educational partners of Toronto Metropolitan University including the Aga Khan Museum, the German Consulate of Toronto, and the USC Shoah Foundation. Additionally, Michael frequently presents his work at various educational conferences and Universities, which has included Queens University, Carleton, OCAD and U of T.


Recently he was the lead developer for the Rumi Exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum, and the lead developer on an XR project for the Consulate General of Germany combining location based data and Augmented Reality. Michael was also the production supervisor for volumetric video capture of a Holocaust survivor for the Dimensions in Testimony project led by the USC Shoah Foundation in 2021.


In this conversation, you’ll hear the ways in which Michael’s print background informs his work in immersive technologies and the bridging of these two worlds. You’ll hear about XR technologies (including the differences between Augmented Reality [AR], Virtual Reality [VR] and Mixed Reality [MR]). Finally you’ll learn more about the specific ways that Michael envisions the use of XR and the possibilities for the publishing industry. 


This episode is part of a guest lecture series in CGCM 720 Magazine Production & Publishing, as well as DG 8111 Digital Publishing in The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University.


Let’s listen in…







About Our Guest:

Our guest today is Michael Carter-Arlt who is the Immersive Technology Specialist at the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) Libraries and lecturer for the Master of Digital Media program in the Creative School. He utilizes his skills in 3D development web design, and 2D animation in a way to blend art and technology and create augmented/virtual reality applications for museums and SRC (Scholarly, Research and Creative) projects. Michael has worked on a number of projects for educational partners of Toronto Metropolitan University including the Aga Khan Museum, the German Consulate of Toronto, and the USC Shoah Foundation. Additionally, Michael frequently presents his work at various educational conferences and Universities, which has included Queens University, Carleton, OCAD and U of T.


Recently he was the lead developer for the Rumi Exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum, and the lead developer on an XR project for the Consulate General of Germany combining location based data and Augmented Reality. Michael was also the production supervisor for volumetric video capture of a Holocaust survivor for the Dimensions in Testimony project led by the USC Shoah Foundation in 2021.


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Music:

Weird Science - John Bartmann licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License


Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle


Boat Origami Photo: Boat Origami Photo by Alex on Unsplash

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