Christopher (Chris) Stapleton

Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Central Florida, Institute for Simulation and Training

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Media Convergence Laboratory


  • SIGGRAPH 2002

    Chris Stapleton (see his web page for details is currently the Director for Entertainment Research at the Institute for Simulation and Training and Instructor of Interactive Entertainment for the UCF Film & Digital Media Program. His present work is developing content and infrastructure for the future of experience-based digital media for art, entertainment, and education. He is a producer of experience-based media by training. He has over twenty years experience as a creative principal in developing experiences and environments for entertainment, marketing and education for companies such as Universal Studios, Nickelodeon, Disney and Sanrio. His positions include Producer, Entertainment Consultant, Creative Director, Artistic Director, Design Director, Art Director, Chairperson, Concept Designer, as well as Production and Scenic Designer. Projects were developed for film, television, theater, theme parks, museums, research and education, retail merchandising, corporate marketing and communications. Experiences include projects worldwide including New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Milan, Cincinnati, Knoxville and Orlando. His education consists of a Master of Fine Arts in Film and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from New York University, Manhattan and London. He has contributed to several publications including the book Digital Illusions, entertaining the future with hi-technology. He was recently the keynote speaker for the 2001 National Junior Scientist and Humanities Symposium; guest speaker at a 2001 Science Defense Board (US) Panel; moderator for the SIGGRAPH 2000 panel on simulation and entertainment, the Featured Speaker for the Fall 1999 SISO Simulation Interoperability Workshop; and keynote speaker for the 1999 international ACM Multi-Media Conference. He has been on the Executive Board of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO), as well on the conference planning committee for the IEEE VR conference, SIGGRAPH 94 and 98.

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