Augmented Reality’s (AR) leading innovators, executives, and investors will take part in the “AR in ACTION Leadership Summit,” an event that explores this technology’s opportunities and challenges, on Tues., June 6 and Wed., June 7 in New York City.
The event, to be held at NYU’s Future Reality Lab (60 5th Ave. [between 12th and 13th Sts.], 1st and 3rd floors), is co-hosted by Professor Ken Perlin, a pioneer in AR and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Notable speakers include: Sophia Dominguez, Rachel Rossin, Mark Billinghurst, and Janet Murray.
Sophia Dominguez is the CEO & co-founder of SVRF, a website that aggregates and curates the best AR and virtual reality (VR) content. She is the first person to travel the world wearing Google Glass, in which she created a documentary from her travels.
Rachel Rossin, a virtual reality fellow in residence at NEW INC., is a multimedia artist who works in painting, installation, and programming. She is an up and coming figure within the AR and VR art community and has been covered by the New York Times for her work.
Mark Billinghurst is a professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of South Australia. Before his tenure at the university, he held roles at many notable companies, such as the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury (where he served as the director), the British Telecom, Nokia, Google, and the MIT Media Laboratory.
Janet Murray is an associate dean for research at Georgia Tech where she focuses on the intersection of storytelling and computation. She is also an acclaimed author who has received stellar reviews for her work.
Augmented Reality, which overlays digital images and information over real-world surroundings, promises to enhance not only entertainment, but also health care, performing arts, education, and many other industries. It is projected to be a $100+ billion opportunity in the next five years. “AR in ACTION” will include demos of the some of the latest AR breakthroughs as well as talks on the technology’s past, present, and future.
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, a complete schedule of speakers, and ticket purchasing, please click here.
NYU’s Future Reality Lab serves as a cutting-edge stage for the next generation of virtual reality by exploring how people will use future mixed reality technologies to better interact with each other when they are in the same physical space. By going beyond today’s experiences, which center on individual or remotely connected participants, the lab’s researchers seek to develop compelling and educational breakthroughs that revolutionize computer-supported, face-to-face communication. For more, click here.