After a successful launch back in December, The VRARA is continuing to produce engaging and unique events bringing the community together with companies and individuals who see potential in the space.
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality are coming to market in a big way. While the gaming applications of these technologies are obvious, we want to explore how else they can make an impact. VR/MR will have a huge impact on training, education, communication, healthcare, real estate & architecture, therapy, data visualization & analysis, and our everyday lives. If you're building a business on these "serious" applications of VR/MR, are interested in being a part of creating these new experiences, or just want a glimpse of what the future holds, come join the conversation! We'll have a talks and a focus on networking/demos.
Kharis O'Connell, Author of Designing For Mixed Reality: Kharis is known as a thought leader in mixed reality and has over 18 years of international experience in crafting thoughtful products and services. Before joining Archiact, Kharis co-founded the emerging-tech design studio HUMAN. He has also worked at Nokia Design in Berlin, Germany as Lead Designer on a multitude of award-winning products. Previous works also include flagship projects for Samsung – helping design their first smartphones back in 2008, and an interactive hardware/software installation for Nike in 2006.
Kharis gave the keynote at the 2014 Taiwan Design Week in Taipei, and is a startup mentor at the Wearable World / IoT labs accelerator in San Francisco, and advisor to Commandwear Inc and Proxxi Technology Corp in Vancouver,BC. He has written an ebook for O’Reilly Media called “Designing for Mixed Reality”
Kharis will be moderating the Fireside Discussion with Associate Vice-President, Education Support and Innovation, James Rout at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Senior Interaction Designer at Microsoft, Charla Pereira and others.
Finger Food Studios and others.