Deutsch Intern
Institute of Computer Science



Auf Einladung von Prof. Dr. Sebastian von Mammen findet der folgende Vortrag statt:

Montag, 4. Juli 2022, 16:15 Uhr  Turing-Hörsaal, Informatikgebäude, Am Hubland

Dr. Daniel Pohl
immerVR GmbH

Revolution in (Virtual Reality) Photography and Immersive Storytelling 


Abstract and Short CV:

It's always been a desire of humanity to capture important events and people to remember them later. We moved from paintings to black & white photography to digital cameras. The next step is photography which can be displayed in Virtual Reality and fully immerse the viewer to feel like being at the place and time the picture was taken. While there are "VR cameras" available with 180° or 360°, 2D or 3D, the adaption for consumers has been slow. Some reasons are due to technical problems which need to be overcome for broader adoption. We discuss these and provide insights into a new way of Immersive Storytelling through VR slide shows which merge the best properties of pictures and videos together. Lastly, we show open research projects in that space that might be interesting for students to work on.


Daniel is known as pioneer in the area of computer graphics where he applied already in the year 2004 real-time ray tracing to games during his study of computer science at the University of Erlangen. Real-time ray tracing became a must-have feature for GPUs and games in 2018.

Daniel was 14 years at Intel Corporation in "Silicon Valley" and Germany. Lastly, as a senior research scientist for computer graphics and AI. Besides filing 68 patents, he also published numerous scientific research papers, several with the "Best Paper Award", on virtual reality, rendering, in-home streaming and computer vision methods. In October 2021, he founded immerVR GmbH, a virtual reality startup around immersive media.