Virtual reality and augmented reality have the potential to reconﬁgure the media industry landscape. Yet, there is still no clear model for how companies can build sustainable businesses around this technology or what it might mean for the consumer or the public. Join us as we explore these issues over three days of talks, workshops and demos with technologists and business leaders.
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March 6, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, ANN 106
Can AR and VR become a mainstream technology for news organizations? The technology is powerful. But how do you harness it for the news business?
Featuring panelists Nonny de la Pena, founder, Emblematic Group; Dylan Thuras, founder, Atlas Obscura; Ela Topcuoglu, Start VR; Robert Hernandez, professor, USC Annenberg; and moderator Gabriel Kahn, professor, USC Annenberg
March 6, 2018, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, ANN Forum
Notice: This event has changed dates and will be happening on March 6th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Wallis Annenberg Hall Forum.
Hear how a few USC undergrads launched their AR firm and landed big investors.
Featuring panelists Matt Stern, Co-founder and COO; Christine Barron, Director of Software; and moderator Gabriel Kahn, professor, USC Annenberg.
March 6, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, ANN Forum
VR and AR have the potential to upend just about everything in TV and ﬁlm today, from the creative process to the viewing experience. Who are the new players deﬁning this space and how are the studios reacting?
Featuring panelists Ryan Pulliam, Specular Theory; Martina Welkhoff, WomenXR; Jennifer Rundell, Positron; and moderator Chris Smith, professor, USC Annenberg.
March 7, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, ANN Forum
AR and VR will alter the accepted norms of human-computer interaction. Are we ready?
Featuring panelists Todd Richmond, director, Mixed Reality Lab/Studio, USC Institute for Creative Technologies; Gaia Dempsey, 7th Future; Stephen D. Smith, executive director, USC Shoah Foundation; and moderator Dmitri Williams, professor, USC Annenberg
March 8, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, ANN Forum
How have brands begun exploring these possibilities of AR/VR and how might this change the advertising industry?
Featuring panelists Zeda Stone, RYOT; Ivan Nikhoo, N3 Capital; John Deschner, TBWA\Chia\Day; Galen Newton, Stun Creative and moderator Robert Kozinets, professor, USC Annenberg.