John Fillwalk is an internationally recognized artist and practitioner of virtual and hybrid environments. He serves as the senior director of the Hybrid Design Technologies initiative [HDT] and as the director of the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts [IDIA Lab} at Ball State University. HDT and IDIA Lab are virtual reality design studios exploring the intersections of art, science and technology. Fillwalk is a leading figure in the design and application of virtual and hybrid environments in the arts, and serves as president of the Hans Breder Foundation, an international non-profit for the study, archive and sponsorship of intermedial artforms. His artworks have been exhibited internationally in festivals, galleries and museums including SIGGRAPH, CYNETart, Synthése, 404 Festival, Dutch Design Week, Boston Cyberarts, Virtual Broad Art Museum, ISEA, ASCI, Vidéoformes, Indian Institute of Technology, the Beijing Science and Technology Museum, the British Broadcasting Company and the History Channel.