Saturday, September 15, 2012

VOX 4D Summit - hosted by Daqri

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!


  1. Your sketches are beautiful! Makes me feel like I'm back at work which at 10:15pm I'm not sure is a good thing or not..

    What kind of paint is that? And did you paint them on the spot or after?

  2. haha yo that's crazy - i was just reading your blog about your trip to china. man i gotta go there! i'm chinese and I've never been!! wut?

    The paint is called gouache. It's an opaque watercolor. I paint them on the spot - it's called "plein air painting."

  3. Hey Chris, question, have you ever taken Art center at Night classes?
    if you have, is it good?

  4. Hey J. Thanks for checking out my blog. Yeah - I have taken ACAN classes - they are about $1000 a pop. I don't recommend them. Instead, I recommend schools such as "Concept Design Academy" - assuming you want to do entertainment design. Much better deal for the price.