Eric Charles Hawkinson

Eric Charles Hawkinson

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Learning Futurist , Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Eric is a learning futurist, tinkering with and designing technologies that may better inform the future of teaching and learning. Eric is president and research coordinator of MAVR, a research group working in immersive technologies for teaching and learning, and more specifically, augmented and virtual realities in language learning. Eric's day job is at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies where he teaches courses and conducts research on issues related to technology in tourism and education. Eric also leads a team of interactive media designers for TEDxKyoto. Eric's projects have included augmented tourism rallies, AR community art exhibitions, mixed reality escape rooms, and other experiments in immersive tech. These projects have led to an array of published books, research articles, software platforms, and other media mostly publicly available at erichawkinson.com