Transatlantic and Interdisciplinary Take on the Future of XR

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Just a few years ago the idea of entering computer generated worlds that behave and feel as real as our everyday experience and the notion that we may alter and augment our reality with the help of pocket-sized gadgets seemed like mere science fiction.

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Nowadays these technologies not only exist, they find application in fields as diverse as entertainment and training, medicine and engineering, quality control and manufacturing. Possibilities for development appear to be limitless. Such immersive technological advancement forces new perspectives on our cultural, societal, legal, conceptual and ethical frameworks.

This event will take a close look at a wide range of perspectives from different cultures, industries, and professions, to give the audience a full picture of XR. Panelists will discuss its current state and future potential as well as the challenges it faces and the concerns it raises. The symposium will examine the technological status quo as well as the use cases while considering social, ethical and legal implications and boundaries.

Caitlin Fisher, PhD
Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Panel 1 Panel 2
Playing Field for XR’s Future and its Current Implications

Steven Feiner, PhD
Professor of Computer Science and Director of Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab
Columbia University

Thomas Shields
Director of Client Success

Daniel Sauter
Associate Professor of Data Visualization
New School

Sydney Talcott
Director of 3D Technology & Visualization
CBRE Build

moderated by:

Bonnie Halper
Founder and Editor in Chief

XR’s Fantastic Technological Potential and Societal Disruptive Force

Kathleen Schroeter
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

Ken Perlin, PhD
Professor of Computer Science
NYU Future Reality Lab

Owen Bell
video game designer

Caitlin Fisher, PhD
Augmented Reality Lab, York University

moderated by:
Daniel Koburger
Koburger Law


Event Information

October 29, 2018, 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

New York, NY
Organizer(s): German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH NY)


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