GS03 KEYNOTE: Augmented Human: How Technology Is Shaping the New Reality
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Thursday, October 24
Our digital future is no longer a distant promise, but a rapidly growing industry with real-world clout. Consider Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus and their new AR campus of 400 people, Microsoft’s recent release of HoloLens2, and the $1.25 billion raised by Epic Games this past year.
In this truly cutting-edge talk, Dr. Helen Papagiannis helps us understand the significance of augmented reality (AR), and how it is being organically integrated into our everyday lives. What opportunities does AR present for business and learning? How can we contribute to and help define this new technological era? And how will it forever change the way we live, work, and play?
Dr. Helen Papagiannis is a researcher, designer, and technology evangelist who has been working with augmented reality (AR) for a decade. Named among the NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the Digital Media Industry, she is the former chief innovation officer at Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. and senior research associate at York University’s Augmented Reality Lab. Papagiannis is the author of Augmented Human. She has presented her interactive work and PhD research at global conferences including TEDx, ISMAR (International Society for Mixed and Augmented Reality), and ISEA (International Symposium for Electronic Art).