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Geosciences Colloquium: Alexander Klippel, An Immersive Science of Place - Paradigm Shift for Geosciences?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:45pm
EMS Museum - 22 Dieke

On Tuesday, October 23rd, Geosciences Colloquium Speaker, Alexander Klippel, Professor, Penn State Department of Geography, will present “An Immersive Science of Place – Paradigm Shift for Geosciences?” at 4 PM in 022 Deike. A Speaker’s Coffee & Cookies Reception will precede the talk at 3:45 PM in the EMS Museum on the ground floor of Deike. All are welcome.


More About Alexander Klippel


Professor, Department of Geography

Pennsylvania State University



Ph.D., Informatics and Mathematics, University of Bremen (Germany)


Research Interests and Activities

Klippel specializes in immersive technologies and spatial information theory. His topics of research include, but are not limited to, xR, immersion, spatial cognition, wayfinding, geographic event conceptualization, formal characterizations of dynamic spatial processes, location based services, landscape and land cover concepts, crowd science and crowd sourcing, and virtual reality and 3D modeling.


Klippel is the current Gosnell Senior Faculty Scholar and Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow. He holds an affiliate position at Penn State’s Information Science and Technology and is an Associate of the Institute of Cybe Science. He is also the founder of ChoroPhronesis, an applied spatial intelligence research unit within the Department of Geography. The focus of ChoroPhronesis is on space and environments and how humans think about them, interact with them, represent them, and change them. The group investigates basic questions of human categorization and conceptualization as well as advanced geospatial technologies from 3D modeling to the full range of immersive technologies.


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