VR Goes Mainstream (Finally) … and what that really means.
Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm
Venue: JMC Academy
Speaker: Mark Pesce – an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster
In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. Pesce has written six books, including VRML: Browsing and Building Cyberspace and The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our Imagination, which used toys such as Furby and Sony’s PlayStation to explore our interactive future.
As an educator, Pesce founded graduate programs in interactive media at both the University of Southern California’s world-famous Cinema School and the Australian Film, Radio and Television School. Pesce currently holds an appointment as Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Digital Cultures Program.
Cost: Free for Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH members in good financial standing. $5 cover charge for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $50 for professionals and $25 for students)
RSVP: Seating is limited so RSVPing via Facebook is essential.
Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.