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Immersive Technologies Seminar Series: All the Stars we Cannot See

January 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on January 25th for a talk with Dr. Megan Smith & Gao Yujie about their project, All the Stars We Cannot See in the Visualization and Emerging Media Studio (COM 107) at UBC Okanagan.

All the Stars We Cannot See (2020 – Ongoing) by Dr. Megan Smith & Gao Yujie is an immersive installation that situates participants within a virtual sky activated by 25,500+ satellites orbiting Earth. Smith & Gao are working to render visible the global impact of satellite density. This artwork was made to build opportunities for discussion on the impact of colonizing space, and to bring awareness to growing surveillance and the political and economic driving forces that are currently occupying space. This project won an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica 2022, in the Digital Communities Category, and is part of Dr. Megan Smith’s Killam Fellowship program.

This talk is free and open to all, registration is not required.

This talk is presented as part of the Immersive Technologies Seminar Series, organized by NSERC CREATE in Immersive Technologies (CITech), a highly multidisciplinary graduate training program at UBC focusing on skills development and collaborative research to design immersive solutions for various real-world applications. Find out more about CITech.

About the Artists and Researchers

Dr. Megan Smith is a UBC 2022 Killam Laureate, Associate Professor in Creative Technologies in FCCS. Her practice-based research probes systems for delivering syndicated data through narrative structure and she often works with virtual and augmented reality, geo-location, live-feed installation, and performance as methods for storytelling.

Gao Yujie is a IGS Ph.D. Candidate in Digital Arts and Humanities in FCCS. Her generative participatory performance work studies the materiality of duration and explores the elasticity of space and time in rule-based interactive environments.


January 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Commons (COM)
3297 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
COM 107
Registration/RSVP Required
Event Type
Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Environment and Sustainability
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates