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Harold Thwaites

Harold Thwaites is Professor and Head of the Centre for Research-Creation in Digital Media at the School of Arts at Sunway University. Originally from Canada, he was a tenured Associate Professor of the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University in Montreal for 31 years. His research and teaching is in: Communication and Media Studies, Digital Heritage, Cyberculture, Experiential Media Arts, Audience/user media impact, Information Design, Biocybernetic Research, Digital Media Production and Digital Humanities. Professor Thwaites served as President of the International Society on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM) 2003-2010, now currently holding the post of Honorary Lifetime President. He also sits on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Virtual Reality, the Open Journal of Virtual Reality, and the Journal of Virtual Creativity, Presence Journal. At Sunway University his current projects include the ‘handbook Project’ with Concordia University in Montreal, and the CRCDM Hainan Boatbuilder of Pangkor Island, exploring the digital preservation of Malaysian cultural heritage, and museum experiences for the cultural imaginary. He continues to share his experience and passion to innovate new projects and fields of research, with staff and students in Malaysia.

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