The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) is a research, design, and education center focusing on technology, education, culture, and medicine. IMTC is located in the Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) on the Georgia Tech campus.
IMTC was founded in 1989 to demonstrate how the multimedia computer could replace the long established architectural models that had been used to show what candidate Olympic facilities would look like if a city were chosen to host the games. IMTC created two high tech multimedia tours of Atlanta that helped convince the International Olympic Committee that Atlanta had the right stuff to host the Centennial Games. As former Mayor Andrew Young said, “We had high tech southern hospitality. It was the high tech that did it.”
Since that highly successful beginning, IMTC has grown and adapted to meet the needs of the research community, businesses and industry.
We are a team of interactive media experts that includes computer scientists, electrical engineers, and graphic artists. IMTC is a multimedia research center at the The Georgia Institute of Technology. IMTC has grown and adapted to meet the needs of business and industry in the USA and abroad by developing and using multimedia technology for enhancement of their core business. IMTC’s mission is to assist companies in developing advanced multimedia systems while educating students in multimedia technologies and techniques.
The center also works closely with faculty in a number of other units at Georgia Tech and with numerous other organizations that share and support multimedia technology. For example, IMTC collaborates with The Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology, a joint research effort that includes Georgia Tech, Emory University, the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia State University, and The University of Georgia.
IMTC continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of business and industry. We develop and use interactive multimedia technology to enhance such areas as education, business, the arts, sports, and medicine.
IMTC serves industrial clients in almost any capacity, from basic research, to developing complete turnkey systems, to assisting internal staff in the completion of projects, to training staff in multimedia techniques.
Our research, interests and projects include but are not limited to:
- Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality
- Applied Human Computer Interaction
- Accessibility and disability research and development
- Ubiquitous computing
- Medical technologies
- Audio and voice processing
- Novel user-interface design
- Mobile and wearable computing
- Large-scale multimedia applications
- High-speed speech and audio searching
- Custom application software
- Custom electronics design and fabrication
- Interactive kiosks
- Dynamic website design
- Education and computer based training
- 3D animation and video production
- Human motion capture technologies
IMTC works with industry and business via a variety of mechanisms, including research contracts, grants and donations, and through Georgia Tech’s Corporate Liaison Program.
IMTC also collaborates with many other academic and research groups on the Georgia Tech campus through joint grants and contracts.
Interactive Media Technology Center
bldg TSRB, Suite 305
85 5th street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Phone: (404) 894-4195
Fax: (404) 894-7038