David Glowacki


David Glowacki is a cross-disciplinary computer scientist, with interests that span nanoscience, aesthetics, cultural theory, & psychology. He is a world leader in VR applied to interactive scientific simulation and visualisation, and founder of the ‘Intangible Realities Laboratory’ (IRL), a research group working at the immersive frontiers of scientific, aesthetic, computational, and technological practice. He is the recipient of several research awards, including a Royal Society Research Fellowship, Philip Leverhulme award, and ERC grant.

The immersive digital experiences he has designed have been experienced by more than 200,000 people on three continents. Originally from Milwaukee, he spends time in Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain (where he has a lab at the CiTIUS Intelligent Technologies Research Centre) and D’Alijo Retreat Centre in the mountains of Northern Portugal, where he collaborates with therapists and healers to explore applications of multi-person VR beyond the traditional scientific laboratory.