Very exciting news on two fronts. First, if you are fans of The Matrix Trilogy, Star Trek, or Star Wars, you need to visit the ITA website to see who the latest additions are to their advisory board. Much of the excitement around modern AR and VR can be credited to the visions these gentlemen helped create. It's a big honor!
Next, MTBS really lucked out by scoring an interview with Dr. Lincoln Wallen, CTO of Dreamworks Animation and Dr. Jon Peddie, CEO of Jon Peddie Research. In addition to talking about virtualization in Cloud Computing, a fair bit of time was spent talking about virtual and augmented reality. This is obviously something that has crossed their desk - very interesting!
Really cool to see some of the industry's greats investing their personal time to push immersive tech in their own way (as discussed in the presentations!). Definitely a positive energy in the room (that was sold out!)!
Shortly after making an appearance at SIGGRAPH's Global VR Meetup which was made possible in part by The Immersive Technology Alliance, ImmersiON VRelia announced a new division in their company focused on commercial grade entertainment. This new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The division is the result of a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries headed by Kevin Williams.