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Zebulun M. Wood, M.S.

Zeb Wood
  • Lecturer, Media Arts and Science
  • Director, Media Arts and Science Undergraduate Program


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  • M.S. Technology, Purdue University (2009)
  • B.S. Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University (2007)


2021 Tech Education Award bannerZeb Wood’s comfort zone is at the edge of emerging media, focusing in 3-D design integrated formats. He’s worked with students on projects that improve lives and disrupt industries, and instructs in all areas of 3-D production, including augmented and virtual reality.

Throughout his teaching and volunteer efforts, Wood continues to seek collaboration. He is currently leading projects that explore the use of augmented reality, 3-D and 3-D printing in prosthetic design, augmented reality in education and education for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.

Wood has worked with students and faculty on Virtual Bethel, a unique collaboration involving digital archiving and a 3-D re-creation of the Bethel AME Church building near the IUPUI campus. His work with student researcher Cade Jacobs, in collaboration with the IU School of Dentistry at IUPUI, has led to new techniques in the field of maxillo-facial prosthetic creation.

Prior to completing his graduate degree, Wood founded the nonprofit IndianaUploaded, an online design competition community for Indiana high school and college students.

He continues to discover worthwhile opportunities and careers, and to connect local artists, designers, and animators to innovative opportunities.

Research Interests

  • 3-D printing
  • Augmented and virtual realities
  • Character and creature development
  • Community building
  • Digital and traditional arts
  • Servant leadership
  • Political media
  • Social media
  • Social, augmented, mobile, and alternative gaming applications
  • Storytelling
  • Visualization


NEWM N339 Augmented Reality Design and Development

NEWM N345 Organic Modeling and Texturing

NEWM N420 Multimedia Project Development

NEWM N440 3D Compositing and Visual Effects

NEWM N441 3D Production

NEWM N442 Advanced 3D Character Animation

NEWM N445 3D Character Development

NEWM N449 3D Prototyping for Visualization and Abstraction

NEWM N540 3D Compositing and Visual Effects

NEWM N548 3D Prototyping for Medical and Dental Applications

NEWM N549 3D Prototyping and Articulation

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