VR Village Talks

VR: Creating at the Edge

Tuesday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402AB

Presenters show one or more case studies that illustrate the power of the VR/AR/immersive medium and convey a vision of its potential impact on our lives.

Kate McCallum
Producer/Transmedia Consultant, Producers Guild of America National Board Member and PGA New Media Council Delegate

Virtual Reality: Yesterday’s Technology of Tomorrow Here Today! (Almost)
Fantastic worlds of entertainment and new levels of immersive interactive productivity have been right around the corner for virtual reality since its inception 50 years ago. What are the challenges of getting around that corner and what will we find when we get there?

Mark Mine
Founder and Director of the Creative Technology Studio, Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development

Mighty Morphenaut: Multiplayer Collaboration in VR
A collaboration between the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and the PlayStation Magic Lab to explore how multiple people can interact effectively in virtual reality. Using PlayStation's Project Morpheus and PlayStation Move, each player controls a simulation of Robonaut 2 to accomplish challenging and entertaining real-world tasks.

Richard Marks
Director of Play Station Magic Lab, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

The View From the Ground: Telling Real-World Virtual Reality Tales That Evoke Empathic Engagement
Innovative uses of VR platforms to deliver immersive journalism.

Nonny de la Peña
CEO, Emblematic Group

Creating a Sense of Presence: Virtual Reality Creative & Technical Techniques to Immerse an Audience
Capturing 360-degree, full-sphere, live-action imagery is a challenge for cinematographers, especially in 3D stereo. This talk presents challenges, solutions, and future prospects for spherical image capture.

Grant Anderson
Head of Studio, Jaunt Studios

Audience Q&A