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Immersive Environments & Augmented Reality

A few spots are still available for this coming Wednesday's workshops.

Please confirm your RSVP if you plan to attend the rescheduled workshop.  Thanks!

Please join us for a FREE two hour program about Immersive Environments & Augmented Reality sponsored by MCAI (Media Communications Association, Int.),  MATC School of Media and Creative Arts, Digital Campfires Press, and The Elumenati. Learn from two Milwaukee based companies that are exploring these emerging technologies for marketing, training, education, gaming, and research.

Dr. D’Nardo Colucci (The Elumenati) will demo his GeoDome Panorama, and highlight creative immersive projects produced by MATC Students. D’nardo will also discuss and demo his patented display technologies and the production tools and techniques his company uses to create and display engaging interactive content in a variety of inflatable domes, portals and immersive environments.

John Grozik (Digital Campfires Press) will present examples of Augmented Reality enhanced solutions that merge existing printed materials with video and web based content. Please bring your camera equipped smartphone or tablet to personally experience a variety of AR solutions.

(Please note additional program details, photos, and resource links below.)

Location: MATC Downtown Campus, MAIN Building, M168, W Highland Ave and N Sixth Street.
Parking map link here.

Program Venues
Registration & Welcome: Room M168
Augmented Reality: Room M168
Immersive Environments GeoDome Panorama: M172

Program Schedule:
4:00 to 4:15: Registration & Welcome in Room M168

Track One:
Immersive Environments in Room M172
Repeated at 4:15-5:00 & 5:00-6:00
Experience a GeoDome Panprama and learn how content is designed and produced for The Elumenati’s immersive environments. D’nardo Colucci will discuss how his company uses immersive environments to display engaging interactive content on a variety of inflatable domes, portals and panoramas.

The Elumenati’s collaboration with MATC started in 2009, when they provided consulting services and Unity3D content development for the Virtual Milwaukee project and formatted the content for interactive display in a GeoDome Theater. As part of its Computer Simulation and Gaming Department, MATC installed a 4 meter Elumenati Panorama in August 2011.

The Elumenati has hired two graduates from the MATC Simulation and Gaming program and continues to work with students and faculty at MATC as new models are added to Virtual Milwaukee each semester.

Track 2:
Augmented Reality in Room M168:
Repeated at 4:15-5:00 & 5:15-6:00
"Augmented Reality is real people in the real world interacting in real time with data enhanced displays."

Phantasmagoria, interactive T-shirts and video enhanced printed publications are three of the AR topics that will be explored during this session. Learn about such AR apps as Layar, Digimarc, AugmenteDev, Zappar, Junaio, Aurasma, and Wikitude. Please bring your camera equipped, Internet enabled, Smartphone or tablet to experience video enhanced printed publications and the free authoring options you may use to augment your own reality.





Presenters Bios:

Immersive Environments Presentation
Dr. D’nardo Colucci
President & Co-founder
The Elumenati

D’nardo Colucci, Ph.D. is a co-founder of The Elumenati and responsible for product design, development, and content production. D’nardo has over 20 years experience designing optical systems including adaptive optics for telescopes, laser scanning systems, custom lenses for theme park rides, head-mounted displays for virtual and augmented reality applications, optical tracking systems and immersive spherical projection environments. D’nardo has been awarded nine patents.

Augmented Reality Presentation
John A. Grozik
Digital Campfires Press

John is a serial entrepreneur involved in immersive 3D environments, augmented reality, and mobile apps. He has also been an instructor in the Simulation & Gaming program at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. John is the CEO of Digital Campfires Press and the Chief Innovation Officer for Nth Degree Software (Milwaukee). In addition, he is the CIO for Q-Up Enterprises in Minneapolis.

Location: MATC Downtown Campus, MAIN Building, Room M168, W Highland Ave and N Sixth Street.

Parking: A number of parking options are available in the area. Time limited street parking is also available. (Mostly 60 minutes) The closest pedestrian entrances into the “M” building are off of W Highland (North) or N 6 Sixth St. (East). Look for MCAI signs at the entrances, pointing to our meeting location.

(Click here for interactive Google directions centered on the MATC official W. State address.)

- See you there!

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  • David T.

    Amazing, thought provoking presentations, opening up a new world of possibilities. Two very talented visionaries generously sharing their knowledge. Thanks D'Nardo and John!

    March 6, 2013

  • Romualdas S.

    Excellent presentations. I am inspired to utilize the two sessions of communication systems dealing with augmented and virtual reality.
    Designing a Tsunami of Creative Entrepreneurs in Region 7.
    Draft idea has the possibility of becoming a reality.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Dave B.

    Hoping you still have room for one more?

    March 4, 2013

  • Romualdas S.

    3-7-13 attending Gov. Entrepreneur BootCamp with draft idea Creating a Tsunami of Creativity for Milwaukee Area 7 Counties. Need your help.

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • David T.

    Sounds like the future. I'll bring my jet-pac.

    February 11, 2013

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