The Lens of Disruption
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
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
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
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
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.