While panels and presentations will be happening all day on November 23-24, Immersed is equally designed to help attendees with their professional development, and today we have revealed the Training Stream at Immersed.
Sebastien Kuntz, CEO of MiddleVR and speaker at Oculus Connect (2014) will talk about coding for VR in Unity. Dr. Jason Jerald from Nextgen Interactions who has worked with everyone from Oculus VR to Valve will share his insights on effective VR development. Ben Miller from Wemo Lab will talk about VR development on mobile platforms such as Samsung's Gear VR - a similar presentation by Ben is slated for Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015, so Immersed attendees are getting an early look. We've also have Arun Kulshreshth from the University of Central Florida to talk about the effective use of stereoscopic 3D in video games and what their latest research has shown; he will also be talking about gesture technology.
It's very possible (probable) that additional training will be provided, though our speaking opportunities have nearly maxed out.
Immersed is just a few short weeks away. Be sure to register and GET IMMERSED! ;-)
Mary Spio (pictured left) is the Founder and President of Next Galaxy Corp. She's best known for creating and holding patents on the technology used for the digital distribution of movies over satellite and for demographically targeted distribution of digital media. The technology was commercialized via Boeing Digital Cinema for the release of movies such as Star Wars Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones.
Her company is currently earning the headlines for being the founder of CEEK – a fully immersive social entertainment and educational hub for VR; a professional grade metaverse if you will.
On the hardware side, Next Galaxy Corp has developed 360-degree audio headphones specifically designed for virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift. Why are we excited?
Mary Spio is not only speaking at Immersed this coming November 23-24 in Toronto, Ontario (and really...who isn't?!? Look at all those speakers!), she is also going to give a very early look at both the CEEK and CEEKARS technologies in the exhibit hall. Yes, there are other surprises in store too. ;-)
A big yawn! That's how James Cameron describes the Oculus Rift. Not because it's a poor experience, mind you. It's because he's seen it all before in his professional life. Not quite phrased the same way, but I've heard this sentiment from the likes of Jaron Lanier and other top experts in the field.