Conversation on Buddhist Art and the Use of Multimedia technology Workshop at Harvard University

When: 2:00 pm–6:30pm, Friday, April 28, 2017

Venue: Harvard University, Sackler Building 515


The workshop facilitated the conversation between art/specializing in Buddhist art and media designers with expertise in using multimedia technology to create immersive exhibition spaces and special effects.

The purpose of the workshop was to identify mechanisms that will permit Museum visitors to experience Buddhist art within the context of two very different exhibitions.  The common thread was that both exhibits will attempt to create an immersive experience which also allows the visitor to experience the progressive process of Buddhist meditation. Participants were interested in using digital media to transform two very different types of Buddhist art within the exhibition space.


  • Eugene Wang (Harvard University)
  • Deborah Klimburg-Salter (Harvard University; University of Vienna)
  • Kevin Cunningham (3-Legged Dog)
  • V. Owen Bush (SpaceoutVR, Inc.)
  • Ian Baker (Independent artist in London)
  • John Clarke (Victoria and Albert Museum)