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If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

Experimental Realities

Immersed

HFES

Sunday, 30 July, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Theatre 411

Magic Bench: A Multi-User, Multi-Sensory AR Platform

In this solution for multi-user interactions, a group can share the same augmented environment and interact in the same animated story through a third-person POV. Instead of instrumenting a person, the approach instruments an environment, creating a seamless walk-up-and-play experience.

Kyna McIntosh
John Mars
James Krahe
Jim McCann
Alexander Rivera
Jake Marsico
Ali Israr
Shawn Lawson
Moshe Mahler
Disney Research

HOLO-DOODLE

Created on a paper napkin in 2016, HOLO-DOODLE combines cutting-edge technology, and some of the best creative minds in the VR world to create an intimate, social hangout for users who assume the body of a pink robot. Led by VR director Daffy London, the team brings the inside of a sleek Los Angeles club into an interactive scene where users meet up, chat, and play with other robots. The simple goal is to have fun in VR.

Daffy London
Laura Dohrmann
Daffy London

Superbright

Terrence Masson
School of Visual Arts

Ken Perlin
New York University

Digial Playgroundz

Initi.org is an artistic collective dedicated to developing interactive new-media installations and researching and creating complex audio/visual projects for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Based in Prague, the Czech Republic, the group brings to SIGGRAPH 2017 their new Digital Playgroundz augmented reality platform for large-scale applications.

Daniel Gregor
Ondřej Průcha
Jakub Roček
Josef Kortan
Initi.org

Flock

Flock is a location-based, multi-user, untethered VR experience made for large-group interaction in the same physical and virtual space. The experience is a lightly gamified music video designed to get people to move, shake, and flock together. As they hunt and peck, participants become performers, both for each other and for the surrounding audience.

David Lobser
Ken Perlin
New York University

Lily Fang
Object Normal

Christopher Romero