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XR for Change Summit [clear filter]
Monday, June 17

9:45am EDT

Keynote - It's All Game Design
Game design is a scary thing for filmmakers past, but not for us filmmakers now. This is how game design persists in all forms of creative – and how a singular perspective still can reign true through it all.

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Jessica Brillhart

Founder, Vrai Pictures
Jessica Brillhart is an immersive director, writer, and theorist who is widely known for her pioneering work in virtual reality. She is the founder of the mixed reality studio, Vrai Pictures. Previously, Brillhart was the Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google where she worked with... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 9:45am - 10:15am EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium

10:15am EDT

Keynote - The Subversive Potential of XR in Fine Art and Public Access
What could idea activation look like in XR? Multidisciplinary artist Nancy Baker Cahill combines her fine art and social practice through her free, public art platform, the 4thWall app. Her projects seek to increase access to site-specific, collaborative public art in AR and to prompt dialogue and unlikely communities. In this talk, she explores the cultural value of inclusive creative expression and resistance.

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Nancy Baker Cahill

Founder, 4th Wall
Nancy Baker Cahill is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of 4th Wall, a free AR app which invites users to place her art in 360 degrees anywhere in the world. She created the ongoing, collaborative, AR public art exhibition Coordinates, site-specific activations of artworks created... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 10:15am - 10:35am EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium

10:35am EDT

Keynote - The Transformative Potential of Immersive Technologies
This talk will summarize some of the most exciting affordances of virtual and augmented reality, spatial computing, and immersive storytelling that can be leveraged for the transformation of an individual's consciousness or collective culture. In the midst of great chaos and uncertainty, there are emerging technologies that can cultivate regenerative culture and provide us with embodied experiences of more optimistic speculative futures. Come hear about the frontiers of consciousness hacking, worldbuilding, & immersive storytelling.

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Kent Bye

Producer, Voices of VR Podcast
Since May 2014, Kent Bye has conducted over 1000 Voices of VR podcast interviews featuring the pioneering artists, storytellers, and technologists driving the resurgence of virtual & augmented reality. He's a philosopher, oral historian, & experiential journalist helping to define... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 10:35am - 10:55am EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium

12:40pm EDT

Keynote - Waking Up to a New Reality: Building a Responsible Future for XR
Despite its potential to provide tremendous economic and social benefits, extended reality (XR) carries new physical, mental and social risks that require business leaders to proactively design, build and deploy XR tools and business models responsibly from the start, according to a new report from Accenture.

This presentation will provide an overview of new research findings for XR across various industries, including the opportunities, challenges and key actions organizations should take going forward to succeed.

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Rori DuBoff

Managing Director, Head of Content Innovation & XR Strategy, Accenture Interactive
Rori is a strategic and innovations thought leader in the extended reality (XR) space, spanning VR & AR experiences. In her current role as head of content innovation at Accenture Interactive, Rori focuses on strategically applying immersive technologies for business and brand transformation.Rori... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 12:40pm - 1:00pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium

6:00pm EDT

Keynote - Designing Future Realities
Robin Hunicke is the co-founder and CEO of Funomena, and independent game studio located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Known for creating uniquely engaging games for both traditional and emerging platforms, Funomena’s first commercial release Luna will come to PlayStation and PSVR in the fall of 2018. Robin has been designing games for over 20 years, and has a background in production as well as computer science, fine art and game studies. Best known for her work on the award-winning PS3 title Journey, her past titles include The Sims2, MySims, and Steven Spielberg’s Boom Blox series for the Nintendo Wii. Recognized in 2018 as one of the top 10 most influential Woman in Games, Robin is an evangelist for diversity of thought and participation in game design and game culture, and speaks internationally on the topic of games, innovation, diversity and inclusion. As part of her continued outreach, Robin founded the Arts, Games & Playable Media BA program at UC Santa Cruz in 2014. An Associate Professor within the Arts Division, she also runs the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program. Robin is dedicated to expanding the reach of games, broadening the topics they engage with and the exploring the technologies on which they can be made.

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Robin Hunicke

Cofounder & CEO, Funomena
Robin Hunicke is the co-founder and CEO of Funomena, and independent game studio located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Known for creating uniquely engaging games for both traditional and emerging platforms, Funomena’s first commercial release Luna will come to PlayStation... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 6:00pm - 6:20pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium

6:40pm EDT

Keynote - How Diversity in Spatial Computing Inspires Change
As technology has become more mobile, it’s become increasingly more inclusive. With spatial computing comes a new and robust feature set that allows for empathetic experiences and interactions with the digital. Diverse teams, equipped with a deep understanding of the needs of their communities, are leveraging this new computing paradigm to create meaningful change. This talk will explore how Magic Leap is working with these diverse teams to foster a new wave of inclusive applications.  

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Tricia Katz

Developer Evangelism Lead, Magic Leap
Tricia Katz leads the Developer and Creator Evangelism team at Magic Leap where she helps educate creators across the globe on how to build spatial computing experiences and bring their ideas to life. She is a 4x SXSW speaker, the recipient of the Austin Under 40 Technology Award... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 6:40pm - 7:00pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium
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