Dr. Patrick Pennefather

PATRICK PENNEFATHER, PhD, is an assistant professor at UBC Theatre and Film, co-appointed at the Master of Digital Media (MDM) Program, and a faculty in residence at UBC’s Emerging Media Lab. Patrick teaches improvisation and sound design across media and collaborates on the design and research of mixed reality (MR) prototypes.

He has mentored multi-disciplinary teams co-constructing scalable digital prototypes with more than 50 companies and organizations. He regularly investigates the user experience of MR experiences, composes for a variety of media, and consults dance and theatre makers in extending the reality of their physical stages.

Patrick has facilitated workshops internationally, and has co-published in a variety of journals within the fields of extended reality (xR), virtual reality, MR and Agile application development. In the field of medicine, he has co-published a paper with Dr. Claudia Krebs exploring the role of xR in visualizations for use in medical education.