Dr. Frank Gabler has been appointed professor of media technology at the Media Department at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt since 2011. He originally studied physics at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University Frankfurt and finalized his PhD as researcher at CERN in geneva in ultra-relativisic high-energy physics. During his work as researcher he focused on parallel visual computing and realtime environments. He worked for several leading companies as software architect and technology consultant and run his own successful company till 2011 with specialization in camera technology and visual computing. Since end 90-ties he also worked as director of photography and technical director for cinema and TV. He is member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and was leader of the Motion Pictures department at Hochschule Darmstadt till 2015. Together with Prof. Tilmann Kohlhaase he currently plans and installs the new program „Expanded Realities“ at the Hochschule Darmstadt – a program wich focuses on virtual, augmented and mixed realites. His research and development activities include the areas of media in cultural heritage and education, transmedia, interaction- and game design, expanded and virtual realities, 360 ° video as well as light field camera technology.