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Brave Williams, MFA

Director, iEX Center and Associate Professor College of Business School of Technology and Innovation
Brave Williams, MFA
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
williamsbrave@husson.edu
Phone: 207.941.7195
Room: 167 Harold Alfond Hall

Biography

Brave Williams is the director of the iEX Center and the program coordinator for the extended reality (XR) program at Husson University. He has taught at Husson since 2008 and holds the rank of associate professor. Brave specializes in extended reality design and works to implement interactive and immersive environments into seamless experiences.  These experiences range from educational platforms to business applications and leverage spatial computing technology like virtual and augmented reality. Brave developed an innovative new bachelor's degree at Husson that prepares students for emerging careers in extended reality design and development. He has presented hands-on seminars on extended reality over 50 times around New England and developed a paper presentation for Virtual Reality Toronto called Ancient VR, wisdom from 2,000 years of immersive theatre design.  His work in media has taken him as far as Hanoi, Vietnam where he taught a week-long course in computer-aided drafting and advised on various entertainment design productions. At Husson, Brave teaches courses related to computer-aided drafting, entertainment design, three-dimensional modeling, game engines, and extended reality design. Brave has also designed sets for traditional theater venues like the Alabama Shakespeare Festival which is the world’s sixth-largest Shakespeare Festival. At Husson, he has designed scenery and projection design since 2008 for productions in the Gracie Theater at Husson University.  Brave has designed scenery for various Maine television productions and currently has scenery used for broadcast for Greenlight Maine and The Nite Show with Danny Cashman. Brave graduated from The University of Alabama with an MFA in scenic designsumma cum laude,and has a BA in theatre from The University of Maine, cum laude.