01:00 PM - 01:55 PM
Ben Erwin | The Polys - WebXR Awards
Christi Fenison | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design
Austin Cause Caine | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design
Following the WebXR Summit Series, Meet The Makers moves past the “what and the how”, to focus on the “Who” of the Metaverse; the people building it. This session will debut the new series pilot that featuring interviews that are both personal and technical with World Builder Artsy Marie, XR Engineer Ben Ferns, Generative AI Expert, Author Evo Heyning. Live in person, the team that executed the first volumetric live streamed red carpet and awards presentation at the 3rd Poly Awards, will discuss how they pulled off using Scatter’s Depthkit volume at ZeroSpace to put hosts and guests into the Polys Red Carpet Theater built by Cause+Christi.
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
In this presentation, Barry Kaplan will discuss why AR/VR has not yet exploded in the market, and introduce a game-changing wearable technology. The MudraBand from Wearable Devices, is the world's first SNC (surface nerve conductance) wristband that reads neural signals generated by simple hand gestures and translates them into Bluetooth actions.
Barry will explore how MudraBand allows for more natural and intuitive interactions in AR/VR, and discuss how SNC technology reads the bio potentials of the user, registers tiny changes in electrical output, and extrapolates the intended gesture using deep learning models. Finally, Barry will showcase how MudraBand is revolutionizing the way we interact with digital content, bringing a new level of realism to immersive experiences.
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
This session will explore how haptic feedback can elevate the user experience in XR content.
Beginning with an overview of the benefits of haptic feedback, this session will delve into the science
behind the bHaptics' devices and discuss the design, implementation, and application of haptic
feedback to enhance user engagement, with a special emphasis on real-world case studies that
showcase the technology's capabilities.
The session will provide attendees with practical insights and actionable strategies to maximize the
potential of haptic feedback in their own XR content with bHaptics’ haptic devices.
01:55 PM - 02:20 PM
This casual discussion outlines the original mission of holoride from 2015, with our co-founder's vision spun out of AUDI Innovation. Our longstanding partnerships with HTC and Schell Games paint an immersive journey building a solid platform together pairing real time car data, open map data and original content creation. We will explore the successes and challenges within the VR industry that helped us reach our goal of an Elastic SDK, the onboarding of more strategic partners, our RIDE Token, scaling a diverse company, launching a consumer facing product store and rolling this out both in Germany and the US. So what’s in store for the next 5 years, 12 years -- and, the long game of mobility, transportation and media & entertainment? Come join the lively conversation.
02:25 PM - 03:20 PM
This panel features both the client and the agency that created a compelling AR activation leveraging story-telling, serialized content, and both in-person and virtual events to connect with developers.
This innovative campaign used web-based AR to help drive engagement at a virtual event, offering up a gamified and educational interactive experience featuring 'Chuck' - a sarcastic and snarky block character that led the user through the experience. The campaign further evolved by engaging in-person, conference attendees with booth-activated AR experiences that further told Chuck's story.
03:25 PM - 03:50 PM
News organizations were one of the first to embrace 360VR content. Now Paramount’s CBS News Bay Area and CreatorUp have taken immersive storytelling back into the spotlight. In the last 5 months, five customized storytelling projects set engagement and viewership records as Scott Warren from Paramount and Dan Krolczyk from CreatorUp were able to merge teams to remove obstacles. Join the session for an opportunity to see the fifth season finale’ of stories that range from the snowcapped mountains of Tahoe to raging Pacific outside the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn more about how Insta360, HTC Vive and other partners helped along the way.