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AR Gaming and Design Thinking

  • Nov 30, 2016 · 6:00 PM

Join us to learn about AR Gaming as well as design thinking for reality design. Should be a fun night of fantastic speakers, AR demos, and networking!

6:00-6:30pm: Doors open - networking and demos

6:30-8:00pm: Latest and Greatest in AR

1) Neil Gupta, Founder/CEO at BostonAR, will present on what's new in AR.

2) Ross Finman, Founder/CEO of ARSpirit, recently finished at MassChallenge and will present on his startup that brings true AR to mobile devices.

3) Darryl James, Design Strategist at The Meme Design will present on Reality Design.

4) Amber Case, TED Speaker, Author, Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and visiting researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media, will present on Calm Technology and the future of AR.

5) Johnny Monsarrat, Founder and CEO of Monsarrat, Inc. , who previously founded and ran MMO company Turbine (Lord of the Rings Online), will talk about Massively Multiplayer Real World Gaming, a mixture of AR and MMO, the basis for a new company he’s founded.

8:00-9:00pm: Member announcements and more demos and networking.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!

9:00-11:00pm: After party at Mead Hall in the upstairs room!



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  • Costas F.

    Oh man what an awesome meetup tonight. It was like coming home to a bunch of good friends.

    4 · December 1

  • Todd F.

    Great lineup of speakers! I'll definitely be thinking about Calm Technology in my work.

    This does not fit the definition of Calm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCfTYZJWtI

    1 · December 1

  • Brittany H.

    Are any presentations available online?

    1 · December 1

  • Ronald G.

    Excellent! The third presenter from Calm was a great speaker.

    2 · December 1

  • Peter H.

    The design discussions were spot on and well presented. A number of points and ideas to explore.

    3 · November 30

  • Andrew ByungWook C.

    I am not familiar with the Cambridge area. Wondering if there are parking spaces available for visitors.

    1 · November 29

    • E B

      Meters until 8pm in the area $0.25/15min

      1 · November 30

  • Amber C.

    We'll be doing a bunch of work with Mozilla's A-Frame for WebVR at http://websiteconf.neocities.org/ this Saturday! Still some spots left.

    1 · November 30

  • Jacob L.

    Hey All -

    Excited to announce the next Oculus Next Gen event, organized by VR at MIT and the MIT Open Doc Lab
    RSVP Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oculus-next-gen-the-5-things-all-vr-storytellers-should-know-w-julia-sourikoff-of-tool-of-na-tickets-29734264987
    When: 12/5 @ 5PM
    What: The 5 Things All VR Storytellers Should Know W/ Julia Sourikoff, Head of VR at Tool of North America
    Where: MIT Campus - MIT Tang Center - E51-315

    2 · November 30

  • Dennis J S.

    Wondering if there is sufficient interest to have auxiliary meetings along 128 South - Dedham to Canton - with a location sponsor with free parking

    7 · November 23

    • Nick L.

      My hand is up. I'm in.

      1 · November 23

    • Jason E.

      I'd love this. Living in Dedham and working on the South Shore this would be far more convenient for me.

      1 · November 30

  • Samuel M.

    I am down for that. It's closer for me than Boston.

    2 · November 23

  • Bill S.

    Can anyone recommend a library/SDK for Unity & simple facial recognition? Thx, Bill

    1 · November 22

  • martin m.

    Looking for some volunteers to help run the demos! Let me know if your interested

    1 · November 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this!

    2 · November 22

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