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Marc Price, BEng(Hons), PhD, FHEA

Objective

Create positive change for people and their world.

Skills

  • Leadership. Long term vision/strategy, public speaking, teaching, mentoring, coaching.
  • Creativity. Envisioning (imagining), idea shaping, problem solving.
  • Health/wellbeing. Taijiquan (Tai chi chuan), Meditation, Buqi therapy, Hypnotherapy.
  • Technical. Software (C/C++, Java, C#, Arduino, etc), VR, AR, Signal Processing (audio, video), Hardware (low power analogue, simple logic, etc).
  • Fellow of the HEA, Fitness Instructor Member of CIMSPA, Advanced Instructor Member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

Interests & Experience

Health, Fitness, and Wellbeing

I have studied and practised Internal Martial Arts, Qigong, and Meditation for over 20 years. I teach these exercises in public, corporate, & educational settings. I also provide a form of Qigong Therapy (a complementary therapy called Buqi) to private clients.

Personal Reality

This covers a range of topics, including Hypnosis, Clean Language, Influence/persuasion (eg Cialdini, ELM), Values/Beliefs, 3 Principles, Tibetan Buddhist psychology, etc. I have pursued these interests for around 20 years, and I applied some of the more accessible elements in my past works on Interactive Storytelling.

Technology

I view technology as an enabler for solving problems, and I have a lot of experience of doing this. I have worked in various fields of Electronics Engineering, and allied disciplines, for 34 years - mostly R&D. My role at the University of Worcester is focused on Software Engineering and Game Design/Development. During my time at the BBC, I worked on AR, VR, Interactive Storytelling, and cutting-edge video formats in TV/Movie production applications.

It stands to reason then that I am dabbling in technology R&D for Qigong and Meditation in my spare time, and I have a number of works-in-progress.

I also enjoy punting on future disruptive technologies, based on trends and emerging needs. For example: I predicted the emergence of smart phones during a research seminar at King's College London in 1998; during the early 2000s, I predicted innovation and growth in the packaging industry to support online shopping; later in the 2000s, I predicted increasingly widespread use of AI to process metadata; during the early 2010s, I predicted other disruptive technologies/techniques, which are still a bit ahead of their time.

Recent Work

  • Course Development. I lead the team on design and delivery of advanced OO design & programming modules at levels 5 and 6, which employ Java, C#, and C++ in a problem-based approach, covering basic principles through to advanced design patterns. I received a number of 'Students Choice Awards' nominations since 2014 for innovative modules and teaching. I am actively involved in the development of a new Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher qualification standard with CIMSPA.
  • Coaching. I am a member of the University of Worcester's pool of Business Coaches, and I use a coaching approach to assist students on a day-day basis.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality. Ongoing work at the University of Worcester on use of modern VR, motion capture, and other sensor technology for health, physical activity, and other applications.
  • HDR Video. My work on this began through a secondment to Bristol Immersive Technology Lab (a BBC/University of Bristol collaboration), where I explored workflows for capture/production/display of HDR video content.
  • Over 20 publications on graphics, motion capture, video, image, and audio related technologies.

Contact

  • Email: marc_at_marcprice_dot_org
  • Other contact details on request.

Marc Price, PhD
Marc Price, PhD