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Rochester Institute of Technology


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haun Foster is an assistant professor of 3D Digital Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. with over 12 years of experience in 3D graphics and interactive educational design, He received his Masters in Fine Arts at RIT in 2002. He then worked at 4 Directions Productions as manager of Animation and was also Lead Effects Artist there. He worked on multiple award winning, national and regional TV, advertising and the highly successful 3D animated short “Raccoon and Crawfish”. Shaun has developed two educational multimedia exhibits for museums prior to joining RIT. He published Integrating 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Design (Springer 2014). Foster has spoken the last 4 years at the International SIGGRAPH conference, is publishing a chapter on design and technology convergence (Springer 7/2015) He has several grants dealing with next generation interactive technologies; including Kinect and Augmented Reality tourism as well as Digital Humanities 3D interactive Asylum reconstruction and the Augmented Reality Tourism app Flip For History. He was a co-investigator on a NSF BioFuel Education game grant (2015).