Current Schedule

Events are free and open to the public, all showings are located in the brand new School of Communication and Media (SCM) building, in the SCM Presentation Hall, room 1040.  

Spring 2018


J-Walt, filmmaker and director

Bio photo of director and filmmaker J-Walt in a computer-generated underwater landscape utilizing digital input tools in an electric-guitar-like configuration

J-Walt is a director, interactive designer, filmmaker, performer, graphic artist, music composer, and VR pioneer. For three decades, he has been at the forefront of interactive art and computer performance, expanding the uses of computer animation into uncharted territories. His “Lucid Dreamscapes” performances combine aspects of animation, video games, music, theater, dance and architecture into a seamless new art form. He has performed for thrilled audiences around the US as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America.

In March of 2006, J-Walt won a Technical Academy Award for his development of a real-time pre-visualization system, and in 2003, he received a Themed Entertainment Award for a digital puppetry attraction, one of many digital puppet projects he’s developed over his career. He produced location-based video games for Sony. He was a founding member of Disney’s VR studio, which created a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience for Disney’s EPCOT center in 1995.

More to come

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Wood at 973-655-7870 or

Director of the series: 

Professor Roberta Friedman at 973-655-7282 or