Reese Muntean is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests include digital cultural heritage and collaborative development of ethnographic new media projects, as well as tangible computing, 3D scanning, and virtual reality applications for cultural documentation and preservation. Building on her background as a photographer and videographer, Reese’s current work examines how virtual reality and 360° video can be used to communicate traditional knowledge and cultural values of Indigenous communities. As part of this research, Reese has collaborated with communities in Canada and Thailand, as well as with the United Nations, to create images and interactive installations to convey values and cultural knowledge.


The Belongings tabletop image. Photo by Reese Muntean, 2015.