Kevin Mack is an artist and Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer. Kevin received the Best Visual Effects Oscar for his work on WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Dreams_May_Come_(film)).
Mack's art practice is inspired by transcendent visions, technology, and natural phenomena, and is informed by research in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to artificial life. Among the first to exploit the unique capabilities of 3D printing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing), Mack produces sculptural forms that cannot be achieved by any other means. Kevin formed ShapeSpaceVR with his wife, artist, Snow Mack, to realize his lifelong dream of sharing his artistic visions as immersive virtual reality art experiences.
Gentry Lane is the CEO/Founder of TDO Productions. TDO Productions helps change makers harness the power of virtual reality for social good. Half agency, half original content studio, TDO Productions specializes in short-form, cinematic, premium VR content across all platforms. TDO is a proud member (and the exclusive VR partner) of The Purpose Collaborative, a consortium of the top agencies focused on providing purpose, CSR and sustainability strategy.
Truc de Ouf Productions (http://tdoprod.com/)
Samantha Mathews is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Venn.Agency, a full-service immersive content agency specializing in platform agnostic virtual reality experiences through WebVR. A strong advocate of digital freedom and a decentralized web infrastructure, her team is developing next generation peer-to-peer technologies for the coming age of mixed reality.
Venn.Agency is dedicated to building pathways between creators and clients through the VR medium, and making VR creation accessible - and not boring - to everyone. We have the technical, creative, and production capabilities to create beautiful and engaging content, p2p platforms, and other related products for VR.
PLEASE NOTE EXTENDED HOURS AS TO ACCOMODATE ALL GUEST SPEAKERS AND VR DEMOS. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE TIME TO ASSEMBLE SAMANTHA, KEVIN, AND GENTRY FOR A COLLECTIVE QUESTION AND ANSWER PANEL AT END OF MEETUP.
AS ALWAYS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING/PROMOTE YOUR DEMOS TO SHARE WITH THE GROUP (PLEASE SETUP PRIOR TO MEETUP THANK YOU)