11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
In this presentation, Barry Kaplan will discuss why AR/VR has not yet exploded in the market, and introduce a game-changing wearable technology. The MudraBand from Wearable Devices, is the world's first SNC (surface nerve conductance) wristband that reads neural signals generated by simple hand gestures and translates them into Bluetooth actions.
Barry will explore how MudraBand allows for more natural and intuitive interactions in AR/VR, and discuss how SNC technology reads the bio potentials of the user, registers tiny changes in electrical output, and extrapolates the intended gesture using deep learning models. Finally, Barry will showcase how MudraBand is revolutionizing the way we interact with digital content, bringing a new level of realism to immersive experiences.
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Does the idea of making tabletop holograms excite you? Well, it should! The Tilt Five Augmented Reality System offers a new way to develop and play. Jeri breaks down her latest AR projects and how she approaches developing new games and experiences. With a low-friction path to making AR content–even if it’s your first time–the system provides you everything you need to engage, entertain, and educate your users. Find out how you can create the ultimate experience for family game night or even develop a plugin to increase your team’s productivity–the possibilities are endless!
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
This session will explore how haptic feedback can elevate the user experience in XR content.
Beginning with an overview of the benefits of haptic feedback, this session will delve into the science
behind the bHaptics' devices and discuss the design, implementation, and application of haptic
feedback to enhance user engagement, with a special emphasis on real-world case studies that
showcase the technology's capabilities.
The session will provide attendees with practical insights and actionable strategies to maximize the
potential of haptic feedback in their own XR content with bHaptics’ haptic devices.
01:55 PM - 02:20 PM
This casual discussion outlines the original mission of holoride from 2015, with our co-founder's vision spun out of AUDI Innovation. Our longstanding partnerships with HTC and Schell Games paint an immersive journey building a solid platform together pairing real time car data, open map data and original content creation. We will explore the successes and challenges within the VR industry that helped us reach our goal of an Elastic SDK, the onboarding of more strategic partners, our RIDE Token, scaling a diverse company, launching a consumer facing product store and rolling this out both in Germany and the US. So what’s in store for the next 5 years, 12 years -- and, the long game of mobility, transportation and media & entertainment? Come join the lively conversation.
02:25 PM - 03:20 PM
This panel features both the client and the agency that created a compelling AR activation leveraging story-telling, serialized content, and both in-person and virtual events to connect with developers.
This innovative campaign used web-based AR to help drive engagement at a virtual event, offering up a gamified and educational interactive experience featuring 'Chuck' - a sarcastic and snarky block character that led the user through the experience. The campaign further evolved by engaging in-person, conference attendees with booth-activated AR experiences that further told Chuck's story.
03:25 PM - 03:50 PM
News organizations were one of the first to embrace 360VR content. Now Paramount’s CBS News Bay Area and CreatorUp have taken immersive storytelling back into the spotlight. In the last 5 months, five customized storytelling projects set engagement and viewership records as Scott Warren from Paramount and Dan Krolczyk from CreatorUp were able to merge teams to remove obstacles. Join the session for an opportunity to see the fifth season finale’ of stories that range from the snowcapped mountains of Tahoe to raging Pacific outside the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn more about how Insta360, HTC Vive and other partners helped along the way.
04:00 PM - 04:55 PM
A healthy creative ecosystem, with diverse technologists and artists working in a wide variety of modes and methodologies, is absolutely critical to our cultural climate. It also makes better art, and better products.
Interdisciplinarity requires flexibility to build collaborative trust and to merge or understand the possibilities of practical capabilities like technologies and instruments, and others' creative and technical expertise.
Limber connective tissue is needed for interdisciplinary practice and may take some warming up, or time to learn new creative language or workflows. Opportunity for creative frictions and cross-pollination can bring inspiration toward new pursuits, or nourish existing practice. Meaningful inclusivity takes thoughtfulness.
In this panel, we will discuss some challenges and strategies for functional creative and technical interdisciplinary collaboration.
05:00 PM - 05:55 PM
Welcome to Metaverse Melodies, a groundbreaking live pitch competition where three teams pitch their musical creation to a panel of producers as they vie for the chance to bring their productions to life in virtual reality. In this high-stakes, high-energy session, witness the future of Broadway and live entertainment as it unfolds in the metaverse. The winner will receive the ultimate prize: a full-scale production of their show in virtual reality.. Be part of this pioneering journey that shatters traditional barriers and creates a more inclusive and accessible world of theater, where artists, producers, and crew members come together to build a thriving, equitable ecosystem.
Don't miss out on the chance to witness the birth of the next generation of Broadway and live entertainment, where creativity knows no bounds, and technology takes center stage. Come and be inspired by the rich, diverse stories that will captivate audiences and elevate humanity, both on and beyond the virtual stage.