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CHCI Welcomes two new members: Meredith Drum and Tanner Upthegrove

CHCI Welcomes two new members: Meredith Drum and Tanner Upthegrove

Meredith Drum is an assistant professor of Creative Technologies in the School of Visual Arts. She has a particular interest in mobile augmented reality, and she is currently working with CHCI faculty member Meaghan Dee on a new AR project. Prior to accepting the professorship at Virginia Tech, Meredith was an assistant professor of Intermedia in the School of Arts at Arizona State University. She has received multiple grants and awards for such work as Oyster City AR and Fish Stories Community Cookbook, awarded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has presented her creative research within a wide range of national and international institutions, including Microscope Gallery and Anthology Film Archives (both in New York City) and iterations of the International Symposium of Electronic Art in Durban, South Africa; Dubai, UAE; Manizales, Colombia; and Gwangju, Republic of Korea. 

Tanner Upthegrove is the Immersive Audio Specialist in the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). Tanner has been involved with CHCI activities for several years, and has recently been promoted to a faculty position with ICAT. Tanner designs audiovisual systems with a focus on immersive experiences. Tanner creates music and sound design for immersive audio systems. Tanner has presented spatial audio at the Audio Engineering Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Congress on Sound and Vibration and Moogfest. Tanner is published by the AES, the IEEE, and the Computer Music Journal. Tanner has collaborated with Sound Artist Stephen Vitiello, and Trey Spruance of Secret Chiefs 3.