Joris Weijdom MA

Media en Performance Studies

Joris Weijdom is a researcher and designer of mixed-reality experiences focusing on interdisciplinary creative processes and performativity. He is a lecturer and researcher at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht where he founded the Media and Performance Laboratory (MAPLAB), enabling from 2012 until 2015 practice-led artistic research on the intersection of performance, media and technology. Currently he works as a researcher at the Professorship Performative Processes and teaches at several BA and MA courses. As part of his PhD project Joris researches creative processes in collaborative mixed reality environments (CMRE) in collaboration with Utrecht University and the University of Twente.

Joris is always looking for the ‘inter’ in everything: inter-disciplinarity, inter-mediality, inter-action and inter-faces. He learned from experience that sharing ideas and concepts through ‘sketching’ in an interactive mixed-reality environment is a powerful and effective approach for creative research, design and development. Being able to quickly manifest ideas through interactive spatial prototypes stimulates experimentation and possibly true innovation.