Philip is in his 4th (Honours) year, studying Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He's interested in HCI and real-time computer graphics, especially in the area of entertainment.
At the HIT Lab, he is developing a squeezable interface device for manipulating 3D virtual objects. It aims to support more intuitive interaction and better freedom for the user compared to traditional input devices. He has previously developed an augmented reality and physics based demo at the HIT Lab.
His interests include programming, lying in the sun reading books, and drawing, as well as spending time in the wilderness tramping, camping, sailing and skiing.