Joris has a background in 3D computer animation and is fascinated by creating mixed-reality experiences. His specific expertise lies in the innovation and acceleration of creative processes by co-creative practice-based research with the use of mixed-reality. In 2011 Joris founded HKU Media and Performance Laboratory (MAPLAB 2011-2015) that was exactly focussing on this field of research. Within MAPLAB he developed various methods to work in a lab environment with interdisciplinary teams. These methods are still subject of research for the HKU Research Centre Performative Processes. Joris also continues his practice-based research on co-creative making within this professorship. Besides he is a senior lecturer at the HKU Bachelor of Theatre in Interactive Performance Design.