This Friday, December 2nd at 12:30 join us for a Brown Bag in Mayo Concert Hall featuring speaker Ken Perlin.
In the near future, how will communication between people evolve? How might language itself evolve, as children will be able to augment speech by drawing their ideas directly in the air, and gestures can trigger simulations as part of speech itself? One way that we explore this question is by creating prototypes in which people wear lightweight untethered, VR headsets within a shared alternate reality where they see each other as avatars, their positions tracked via Motion Capture, while sharing social experiences like drawing in 3D in thin air.
There will be a workshop afterwards available for IMM students at 1:30 in AIMM 206.