Julieta Aguilera

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Hawai’i Hilo, Academy of Creative Media System

Other Affiliation(s):

  • University of Hawai’i Hilo
  • IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research & Arts)


  • Hilo, Hawaii, United States of America




    Dr. Julieta Aguilera has worked on immersive spaces including VR, planetariums and other platforms for over two decades and her ongoing research is focused on how invisible aspects of reality can be brought to the human sensory motor attention through scientific and aesthetic visualization. She has taught the full design curriculum as well as courses on immersion at universities in New Hampshire, Chicago and Hawai’i. Dr. Aguilera holds a BA from the School of Architecture of the Catholic University of Valparaíso, in Chile, and MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Notre Dame, and MFA in Electronic Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the United States, and Ph.D. from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. She worked for a decade in Planetariums, as the Associate Director of the Space Visualization Laboratory at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and as a Visiting Visualization faculty at the University of Hawai’i in Hilo, hosted by the ‘Imiloa Planetarium. She continues to work on topics of environmental embodiment, and as a reviewer from various conferences and publications. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of IMERSA.


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