Building a Holographic Duet in Mixed Reality - Guest Speaker: Thomas Wester


The Hololens Sundance premier of the David Bowie inspired “ Heroes ( ” explores how Mixed Reality can build embodied experiences. Thomas Wester ( share lessons learned from building and exhibiting this unique Hololens experience.

The experience blends photogrammetry, motion capture, spatialized audio and spatial mapping to create an embodied experience. The design blends the disciplines of choreography, dance, theatre, game design and interaction design.

Thomas will cover the design thinking behind the experience, the technical approach and share learnings from exhibiting the experience at Sundance ‘17 and Unity Vision Summit ‘17.

Thomas Wester works as an independent creative and technical director. Over the last 15 years he has blended digital and physical to create meaningful interactive experiences. His ever curious, ever inquisitive nature results in a wide and deep knowledge of both the creative and technical process with regards to producing for the interactive medium. He has worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Archives, Library of Congress, Hermès, Coca Cola, Target, MoMA, MFA Boston and exhibited at Tribeca and Sundance Film Festival.

Also this month fellow member Sean Ong ( present a short 10-15 minute Member Conversation presentation on his experience working on a HoloLens project for a large construction and development firm in Dubai. He’ll talk about the project, some lessons learned along the way, and provide a sneak peek at the HoloLens experience he is developing. He will also share a few fun pictures from his trip.

If you are interested in participating in the Member Conversation portion of an upcoming meeting please let me know.

As usual there will also be an opportunity for HoloLens experiences in the informal portion after the presentations and door prizes when HoloLens demos, food and socializing occurs.

Please RSVP before 4pm the day of the meeting. Accurate numbers of the expected turnout will help this month's food sponsor The Creative Group (, when placing their pizza order and it helps expedite everyone's experience checking in at the door when you arrive at Orange Studios (

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