Web Directions Summit 2017

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Rob Manson

The Landscape of (Extended) Reality

Rob Manson Founder AWE Media

It feels like Virtual Reality is everywhere you look over the last year. For a technology that's over 55 years in the making, it’s taken a long time for VR to become an “overnight success”. What's driving this buzz and how does VR relate to Augmented, Mixed and Extended Reality?

We'll set the context for how these new technologies create "Immersive" experiences and why this is the key defining factor that will drive the next computing revolution, much like mobile did over the last 10-15 years, and the PC did before that.

We'll explore the key components that define these technologies and show you how you can start using them to solve design problems right now. Learn how you can use the Web to extend reality creating a friction-free, seamless experience for people across multiple devices (not just AR and VR goggles). Find out about the real world constraints that you need to keep in mind and how this is likely to evolve.

Rob Manson

Rob is the original evangelist for Mixed Reality (AR & VR) using open web standards. He's an invited expert with the W3C, the Khronos group plus the ISO and he's been involved in Mixed Reality research and development for the last 12 years.

Rob believes the creation of immersive experiences should be democratized and not just available to those with large budgets and a team of developers. In 2009 he lead the team that launched the world’s first web based AR Content Creation platform (buildAR.com).

Now, Rob is the CEO & co-founder of the https://awe.media platform which gives you the power to create, view and share Mixed Reality using your web browser. It makes it easy to add 3D models, animations, event driven information or actions to your creations, all without any coding required. Or you can use our open source awe.js API to add your own custom functionality.

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founder Campaign Monitor

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