For 25 years, the IRC has taken an entrepreneurial approach to leveraging new technologies and emerging media platforms to create meaningful connections between knowledge and people. State-of-the-art facilities enable research in 3D visualization, immersive technologies, interactive installations, feature-length films, social media, and mobile device applications. The center is also an educational facility where faculty and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students engage in real-world, project-oriented, creative and collaborative research to complement learning in the classroom and prepare students for further learning and life after the university. The IRC continues to imagine new directions of interdisciplinary research in combination with technologically advanced media that communicates to and resonates with the general public. You may not have heard of us, but you have probably seen our work.

Recent Submissions

  • Black Power in Washington, D.C., 1961-1998 

    Musgrove, George Derek; Tolosa, Kirubel; Boot, Lee; Black Power organization; United Planning Organization
    In late 1967, Stokely Carmichael, the nation’s foremost Black Power advocate, surveyed the landscape of U.S. politics looking for a place where concerted black organizing could have its deepest impact. He chose Washington, D.C.
  • Hash Functions for GPU Rendering 

    Jarzynski, Mark; Olano, Marc
    In many graphics applications, a deterministic random hash provides the best source of random numbers. We evaluate a range of existing hash functions for random number quality using the TestU01 test suite, and GPU execution ...
  • NONUMENT01::McKeldin Fountain 

    Moren, Lisa; Tomsic, Neja; Baraga, Martin; Mayhew, Jaimes (ACMSIGGRAPH, 2018)
    “NONUMENT 01:: McKeldin Fountain” is Baltimore’s virtual monument located in the Inner Harbor and free speech zone. In opposition to bronze and stone, the nonument or “no monument” recreates the destroyed Brutalist-style ...
  • Visualizing Early Baltimore 

    Bailey, Dan; Kummerow, Burt (2016)
    September 13, 2014, marks the 200th anniversary of the major British attack on Baltimore. What was so important about Baltimore two hundred years ago? Over a few decades in the early nineteenth century, Baltimore's population ...