Kris Hodgson-Bright is an instructor in the Digital Communications and Media program and Multimedia Production program where he has taught the past 11 years.
The completion of work on his master’s degree in Virtual Reality/360-degree journalism (2017) from the University of Alberta in the Communication and Technology program (MACT) kick-started applied research opportunities at Lethbridge College in the fall of 2017.
This exciting research applies to the ever-evolving world of journalism and its adjustments to a new medium.
He is excited about the future of immersive storytelling using photogrammetry, VR, AR and other interactive elements for how they can create empathy and a greater understanding in audiences.
Kris Hodgson-Bright will be speaking at the Digital Exhibitions Summit 2023:
The 153-year-old Battle of the Belly River – From Oral Storytelling to VR
The Galt Museum, Lethbridge College, the City of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Historical Society are helping to bring Blackfoot voices to a 153-year-old battle that has been told mostly from a white settler/colonial perspective. By meeting with Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other members of the Blackfoot community, this incredible project has worked with some of the latest technology in photogrammetry, virtual reality, 3D animation, drones and spatial audio to capture incredible perspectives of the last Inter-Tribal Battles between the Cree and the Blackfoot.