It's the first day after Immersed, and all I can say is the event was absolutely amazing! It was a full house of the top people in the immersive technology industry. Virtual reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology, and more.
The mindset of this conference was to build an industry. The market was there, the investment community was there, the government was there, the media was there - we even had a successful public exhibition.
Two...wait...three big stories for everyone today. First, Jaunt has revealed that they have a Paul McCartney concert recording in VR form, and it's available for free as a Google Cardboard download. Yeah, that's pretty big. Let's make it bigger.
For the first time, the Oculus Rift version of the Paul McCartney experience will be shown at Immersed as part of the Jaunt exhibition (not just the Google Cardboard version!). Yes, even the free public exhibition running Sunday afternoon from 2:00PM to 5:30PM EST will have access to this.
So what is the third story? Remember that Bleen story we ran inviting them to come down and show their stuff? Even speaking at Immersed?
The founding members of Occupied VR will be speaking at the upcoming Immersed Event, and they will be showing the new teaser for the Body/Mind/Change David Cronenberg Rift Experience. How cool is that?!?
Their Panel entitled "The Ingredients of the David Cronenberg Body/Mind/Change Rift Experience" will feature Occupied VR's Blair Renaud and J. Lee Williams, as well as CFC Media Lab's Ana Serrano. They will talk in-depth about the BMC Rift Experience and the challenges they faced with building this uniquely Cronenberg experience. Yes, Cronenberg is an adjective now; or at least it should be. The 45 minute panel will be held on Monday Nov 24th at 10:30AM.