Jeri Ellsworth talks castAR’s accidental beginnings and its augmented reality future (video)

By March 31, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Nicole Lee

By now, followers of castAR already know that Jeri Ellsworth created the projected augmented reality glasses back when she worked for Valve Software. But not everybody knows that its invention was, well, an accident. “I was trying to figure out why people got sick when they wore virtual reality rigs,” said Ellsworth to us as we chatted in the tiny castAR booth tucked away in the corner of Moscone North during GDC2014. “I put a reflector in backwards so that it wasn’t projecting into my eye … There was a piece of reflective fabric in the room, it bounced an image back to me, and it was beautiful.”

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