All These Worlds, LLC
Jacquelyn Ford Morie is founder and chief scientist at All These Worlds, LLC, a spinoff company she created after 13 years as Senior Researcher at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies which she helped start. Her research focuses on the future uses of virtual worlds and VR as well as how using avatars affects our daily lives.
Previous to the ICT she worked in the Hollywood animation industry, creating specialized training for all aspects of production at studios such as Walt Disney Feature Animation, VIFX, Blue Sky and Rhythm and Hues. From 1990 to 1994, she was a researcher at the Institute for Simulation and Training in Orlando, FL. Dr. Morie has published broadly and spoken at international venues on her research, and contributed to several books on topics from education to immersive art; from games to health. She is a long-standing member of, and serves on the Strategic Executive Council for, ACM SIGGRAPH. She is a current member of DARPA's Information, Science and Technology workgroup (ISAT) which vets new ideas for possible DARPA programs.
She is also a member of the International Visual Effects Society (VES), the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), and the International Society of Presence Research (ISPR). She has Masters degrees in both Fine Art and Computer Science from the University of Florida. Morie’s doctorate (University of East London) focussed on theories of space and embodiment in immersive virtual environments.