The immerse! project was initially sparked by astrophysicist-educator Ka Chun Yu’s essay, "A Brief History of Immersive Experiences Before Computers." Yu is the Curator of Space Science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has performed educational research on the utilization of digital planetariums for the teaching of astronomy & has created numerous planetarium shows as a universe maker & conceptualist.
I met Yu in Denver around 2002 while he was working on immersive content for the Gates Planetarium. Since then, he has contributed to my sound & animation exhibit for the Canadian Joggins Fossil Cliffs Museum & my sonic journey called "Land Sea Air - Sonic Journey from 400 million years to the present & beyond" that was exhibited in New York & London.