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Come join the local XR community as we share our best work and ideas. We'll have up to five lighting talks (10 minutes each), and we have space available. If you would like to do a demon and/or present send email to jeffj(at)bostonvr.org So far, we have two great ones: MAGIC LEAP Stuart Trafford (Magic Leap) will demo and discuss the Magic Leap AR headset, a truly amazing tool. GESTURALLY INTERACTIVE MUSIC Gregory Osborne (Berklee) will discuss the new possibilities of using your body and in particular hand gestures to direct both visual and audio systems, opening up the possibility for gesturally interactive music videos. MIXED-MEDIA LIVE PERFORMANCE IN VR Professor Lori Landay (Berklee) will talk about real-time performance combining live and recorded assets in actual and virtual spaces with co-located and remote participants using the virtual reality headset Oculus Quest. VR RACING SIMULATORS Robert Moore (VR Motion Labs) will talk about VR racing simulators for sim racing and race driver training and race preparation. I’m currently working with the Porsche Club Of America on their eDE (electronic Driver Education) program. I do this in my Plymouth MA based 3DOF motion simulator, in VR with a Pro level instructor who is in his simulator in New York. We schedule shared private iRacing sessions where our 2 cars on on the same track and I can follow him, he can follow me or I can jump in his car or he can jump in mine. We’re discussing the track, the race line, the braking points, etc. as he brings me up to speed on the track. It’s a new initiative by the PCA and it is a very effective way to bring new drivers up to speed on the track with other drivers. MICROTASKING IN VR Casey Armstrong will talk about what could happen, hypothetically, if microtasking platforms came to VR in the future and why he thinks developers should start experimenting now. What is microtasking? Microtasking is work done in bite-sized chunks on platforms like Mechanical Turk, Swagbucks, and Fold.it. Microtasks can come in any form. However, in their most popular forms, microtasks range from labeling-and-cleaning data for data-science, to writing short product-descriptions, to answering surveys, to playing video games that train AI. One more talk descriptions coming.
Come join us for a whole day of techno-frolic with the other AR & VR devs at Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) (http://brooklineinteractive.org/) under the auspices of their Public VR Lab (http://publicvrlab.com/), a truly excellent resource for the community. Bring your own gear or play with the loaner equipment belonging to BostonVR and BIG. We will have at least one HoloLens, several Vives, an Oculus Rift, loaner machines, a GearVR, and tons of peripherals. Dr. Jacobson and BIG staff will be available to help you get started, if you are new. Click here (http://brooklineinteractive.org/location-and-hours/) for directions, parking is free. Check out this awesome pano tour to help you find us! https://vizor.io/draft/YQG2b2wPny9r Bring your own equipment if you have it, but mainly bring yourself! The $8 charge will pay for pizza, snacks, soda, and tons of coffee. You can pay by paypal, venmo, or cash at the event, if you don't want to pay via meetup.com
Come join us for a whole day of making AR & VR with other devs at Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) (http://brooklineinteractive.org/) under the auspices of their Public VR Lab (http://publicvrlab.com/), a truly excellent resource for the community. IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN VR OR AR BEFORE, YOU ARE BETTER OFF GOING TO A REGULAR MEETING, FIRST. (e.g. https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Virtual-Reality/events/264047662/) Click here (http://brooklineinteractive.org/location-and-hours/) for directions, parking is free. Check out this awesome pano tour to help you find us! https://vizor.io/draft/YQG2b2wPny9r Bring your own equipment if you have it, but mainly bring yourself! The $8 charge will pay for pizza, snacks, soda, and tons of coffee. You can pay by paypal, venmo, or cash at the event, if you don't want to pay via meetup.com
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