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Storytelling & Tools #2 (VR/AR/360)

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We're back & turning it up again for an epic Storytelling and Tools #2 night!

****MUST RSVP & GET TICKET ON EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND***

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/storytelling-and-tools-2-360vrmr-tickets-46865928253

GUEST SPEAKERS:

KITTY YEUNG
Creative Technologist + Sr. PM
Microsoft's - THEGARAGE

Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based in Silicon Valley, California. She currently works as a creative technologist and senior program manager at the Garage, Microsoft. Kitty's earlier career had been focused on hardcore scientific research and academic training while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. After finishing her PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University and conducting research at Intel, Kitty found the perfect way to integrate art/design with science/technology via tech-fashion design. Her work focuses on applying cutting-edge technologies to both garments designs and manufacturing processes. http://www.kittyyeun.com

DAMON HERNANDEZ
Web VR
Samsung

Since 2000, Damon has been active in virtual environments and the 3D web by working on numerous 'mixed' reality applications. He is currently at Samsung Research America making the web browsing experience awesome and enhanced with immersive web technologies. A fan of community and helping grow the use of innovative technologies, he is a founding team member of the Augmented Reality Developer Camps, VR/AR related hackathons, & founder of the AEC Hackathon.

ANNIE LUKOSKI
Co-Founder - Storyteller/Content Creator
Vanishing Point

Annie is an award-winning storyteller and prolific content creator who co-founded Vanishing Point Media, a full service VR prod. company with clients like ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Toyota, and Banana Republic. She previously co-founded WorkingBug Media, a branded entertainment co. through which she wrote, directed and produced impactful spots for major brands including Jeep, teenVogue, Maybelline and the USA Network. She is also the creative force behind a number of branded digital comedy series including Random Comedies, (Randall Park), Series of Unfortunate People, (Keegan-Michael Key) and Road To The Altar, (Jaleel White). Annie earned her MFA from The USC School of Cinematic Arts and is represented by Circle of Confusion.

JASPER PATTERSON
Social WebXR Developer/Storyteller

Jasper is an Actor/Director of Immersive XR theater, and for the last 10 years worked as an Immersive Experience Designer creating interactive environments and characters for Google, Facebook, Disney, Electric Daisy Carnival, Hendricks, and more. As a host and producer for numerous Art+Tech festivals, Jasper is the co-founder of DanceHack festival, bringing hackers and dancers together for 5 years to build new movement-based software.He is the CEO of Raktor, creating R+D around live streaming expressive acting tech and design. He recently worked at River Studios, as a SocialVR consultant for Altspace, VRChat and High Fidelity.His current project is using immersive WebXR to envision an ethical 3d internet.

EVO HEYNING - MODERATOR
Founder/CEO
Light Lodges

Evo is the CEO and Founder of Light Lodges, a mixed reality lab in Oakland, CA and Toyshoppe Systems, a special effects fabrication studio creating hardware in Los Angeles. Evo works at the integration of interactive and immersive media with AI, wearables and intelligent systems for everyday superheroes. Evo's team works on creating future media networks and original mixed reality series and content that actively engage people from all walks of life in creating better worlds together.

Stay tuned for additional announcements!

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