So for the last 2 days I was at the Queen Mary in Long Beach attending a conference on "Augmented Reality." What is Augmented reality? It's like having that cybervision, but in real life. Think about Robocop, Terminator, Minority Report, Iron Man. It's bringing the digital realm into the physical world.
The conference was presented by a company called Daqri. What's super cool is that it was absolutely free! In addition to two days of speakers and workshops, there was free continental breakfast, lunch, an after-party with snacks and drinks! I mean.. I would go just for the free food!!
The topics included using AR technology (augmented reality) for storytelling, entertainment, education, public transit, government and art. The workshops were really interactive; you got to brainstorm ideas with other conference attendees and present your findings at the end of the conference. Occasionally, you would meet some Type-A PHd dude who was trying waaay to hard to sound smart, but most of the people there were pretty cool. Thumbs up! Watch the video to get a feel of what it was like!
|mixed green salad, tomato and mozzarella, cheese raviolli, eggplant parmesan, bread sticks|
|and of course - lots of sketching below!! so happy!|