Boston VR

A monthly meetup for virtual reality enthusiasts to program, demonstrate, and talk about the upcoming wave of VR

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SCHEDULE:

TBD

Location:

Alley powered by Verizon Cambridge

10 Ware Street · Cambridge, MA

DESCRIPTION:

Details

Join us for an evening of lighting talks and demonstrations on VR and AR for Museums. We'll have a big crowd from the museum professionals community and VR/AR makers.

We have the lineup, now, with details coming soon. If you have a talk or demonstration you'd like to contribute, let us know!

TALKS

(KEYNOTE) EXPERIMENTATION WITH AR IN MUSEUMS
Dan Sullivan is a the Head of Growth & Partnerships at Cuseum, a company that works with museums and cultural institutions to help them better engage visitors using digital tools. One of the core components to Cuseum's approach revolves around experimentation. Dan will be discussing some of their experiments in the museum space using augmented reality to challenge the traditional museum experience.

HOLOMUSE AND ARTLENS BY ORIT SHAER
We will present two AR applications, HoloMuse and ARtLens, developed by the Wellesley HCI Lab in close collaboration with the Davis Museum. Our goal is to allow users to engage with museum artifacts in novel ways and to enhance object-based learning. We will also present findings from investigating the impact of these applications on learning and engagement with college-level art history and archeology students. Orit Shaer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and director of the Media Arts and Sciences Program at Wellesley College. She found and directs the Wellesley College Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab.

LOREBOOKS BY ALAN FOSTER
Alan Foster will discuss the biggest problems facing libraries and archives, and how augmented reality can be used to solve them.
His talk will include the results of MIT Media Lab research into the use of terahertz radiation scanning to scan rare books into holograms, and discuss how head-mounted displays can make mixed collections easier to navigate.

ROTU BY JASON PARKS
ROTU Entertainment and Media, Ltd., (“ROTU”) is a VR content development start-up focused on new VR game mechanics and audio implementation techniques to deliver realistic immersion. Our flagship products are musically inspired episodic VR games called, Rhythm of the Universe. We will discuss updates to our business model and emerging strategies for VR content creators.

VR & AR FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE IN MUSEUMS BY JEFFREY JACOBSON
For centuries, museums have provided as much context as possible for their historical artifacts. Physical devices are helpful, like writing a good plaque, grouping the objects, building visual dioramas, and later, audio tours have become popular. Augmented Reality (AR) is a way to provide an interactive and radically more informative context for the physical objects. With AR we can see "inside" them, see them situated in recreations of their cultural context, and click-though to the entire internet's worth of information about it. Similarly, Virtual Reality (VR) can re-create lost or distant cultural environments, which we can interact with. Dr. Jacobson will survey what is possible and briefly introduce his own work in this area.

DEMONSTRATIONS

Each one of the talks, above will be accompanied by a demonstration. 


--Who is Boston VR and how do I get involved?

BostonVR is a 501c3 certified non-profit and any proceeds will go towards funding more VR events and making Boston into a VR hub!

Want to demo your project at Boston VR? Please fill out this form (https://goo.gl/forms/p7QucUmFduG5aihb2).

Have questions?

Ask away in our slack channel for a quick response or message us directly in meetup.

Request a slack invite here if you aren't on it already! (https://goo.gl/forms/hi1vybWkbcl1ax3X2)

Want to play VR with others?

Join the Boston VR Steam Group

The virtuality podcast is a platform we've created to highlight both of what's going on in Boston and in the industry as a whole.

We invite you to check it out.

Listen on itunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/virtuality-podcast/id1233926242?mt=2)

Listen on Google Play (https://mm3jw.app.goo.gl/?link=http%3A%2F%2Fcastbox.fm%2Fapp%2Fcastbox%2Ffeed%2F0d44c238a295297d73d76c1e01ff8f2c5c65d555&apn=com.podcast.podcasts&ibi=com.castbox.CastBox&isi=1100218439&ct=share&mt=8&utm_campaign=share&utm_source=deeplink&utm_medium=link)

Follow the Virtuality Podcast Twitter (https://twitter.com/VirtualityCast)

If you enjoy the show please subscribe and review it. This podcast is how we can extend our community's voice in the industry.

Finally, visit our website ,

virtuality.show (http://virtuality.show/)

if you or your company would like to apply to be on the podcast.

If all these channels aren’t enough you can also reach out to me on twitter via

@craigtherndon (https://twitter.com/craigtherndon)

and Jason via

@jasonparksvr (https://twitter.com/jasonparksvr)

 

 
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T-SHIRTS & STICKERS

 
 
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We will be selling some nifty Boston VR unisex t-shirts! They sell out quickly so bring cash if you are interested. All proceeds go towards future events like this one.

T-Shirts will be available and are $15 each. 

BostonVR is a 501c3 certified non-profit and any proceeds will go towards funding more VR events and making Boston into a VR hub! 


 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

 
 
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Ask away in our slack channel for a quick response or message use directly in meetup. 

Want to play VR with others?

 Join the Boston VR Steam Group 

If all these channels aren’t enough you can also reach out to me on twitter via @craigtherndon and Jason via @jasonparksvr

 

 

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Featured Presentors

 
 
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