On the heels of a very successful ITA membership meeting that featured member and guest speakers like John Gaeta, Mozilla, Siliconarts and more, the ITA Board of Directors has approved AvaCon as a Working Group lead for our Metaverse efforts. More details on this will be provided later. All companies and entities that have a vested interest in helping build the metaverse, provide metaverse services and infrastructure, or simply want to see this market opporunity grow are encouraged to join The Immersive Technology Alliance and participate with this new working group.
First, Oculus Connect is just around the bend, and ITA Advisory Board Member John Gaeta (Lucasfilm Creative Director for New Media and Experiences) is going to be speaking on their panel about film and storytelling in VR. He will be joined by other industry leaders like Robert Stromberg (Director), Saschka Unseld (Director), and Kim Libreri (CTO at Epic Games). Oculus’ Eugene Chung will be moderating the panel. Read More
“We are really excited to be a part of the most promising technology community – the ITA. Through ITA activities, Siliconarts hopes to deliver its distinguished VR hardware platform (real-time ray-tracing) to the community and embrace the latest VR technologies from other members. We strongly believe that the ITA assets including its members, knowledge, technologies and network will be a great resource to Siliconarts in materializing its technology and, Siliconarts’ contribution to the ITA will allow the organization to be equipped with an optimal hardware platform for near-future VR application.” – Hee Jin (Colin) Shin, Co-Founder
The Immersive Technology Alliance is honored to welcome Siliconarts to the membership. Specializing in raytracing IP and processor technology, Siliconarts’ work represents the impending future of how video and audio content will be rendered in the not-too-distant future in virtual reality. Focused on the mobile and embedded processor markets, their raytracing video and audio technologies represent a paradigm shift in how content is put together. Very exciting stuff! Read More
“Please consider the potential and need to support this alliance of thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, institutions and businesses. I am on board with supporting the future of Immersive Technologies and I hope you will be as well.” – John Gaeta
The Immersive Technology Alliance is honored to welcome John Gaeta, Creative Director for New Media and Experiences at Lucasfilm to our advisory board. He is an Academy Award winner for his visual effects design work on the Matrix Trilogy (“bullet time” and “virtual cinematography”). John is a true advocate for immersive technologies like augmented and virtual reality, and his work is largely responsible for many of the visions that drive this industry. Read More
“Working with ImmersiON-VRelia, we will finally bring the much needed solutions to the commercial entertainment and leisure market at a critical point; this aspect of the industry is poised for substantial growth and appropriate technology will drive its rapid advancement,” said Kevin Williams, Chairman of International Immersion Industries. “We are extremely excited to join the efforts of ImmersiON-VRelia as it provides vital support to the emergence of the commercial VR sector.”
In addition to announcing this initiative, they have also declared intentions for the Immersion-VRelia PRO Blue Sky HMD. The PRO Blue Sky is a ruggedized head mounted display designed to meet the unique needs of entertainment and promotional applications based outside the home. Featuring 120-degree field of view and dual full high-definition 1080×1920 displays, the PRO Blue Sky is expected to be rich in features.
The full press release can be accessed here.
Taking place at 9AM on August 14th, The SIGGRAPH Global VR Meetup is really shaping up! Sponsored in part by The Immersive Technology Alliance, Nextgen Interactions, Sixense, and SVVR, this is going to be a great opportunity to try unreleased prototypes and software developments among other things.
This is our anticipated list of product and prototype showings so far:
- Cloudhead Games’ The Gallery: The Six Elements
- NextGen & EscVR
- Dimension Technologies’ innovative glasses-free 3D display prototypes
- Jaunt VR camera rig
- Zero Transform’s Vanguard V
- ImmersiON-VRelia’s latest HMD prototypes
- Sixense STEM and Sixense MakeVR
- Unello Design’s Eden River
More than half the tickets have been reserved, so be sure to register ASAP at EventBrite.
FOVE is a new head mounted display manufacturer that is a member of Microsoft’s Venture Accelerator’s program. While their final specifications have yet to be released, their core technology features eye-tracking for an enriching VR experience, higher performance, and improved interface in immersive space.
“Along with fifteen other virtual-reality related events at SIGGRAPH, the conference will be one of the biggest happenings of the year for virtual reality. The Immersive Technology Alliance has been crucial in helping to bring this effort together. Collaboration and support such as that provided by The ITA will be crucial for the success of this industry.” – Jason Jerald, Principal Consultant at Nextgen Interactions and key organizer of SIGGRAPH’s immersive technology sessions.
The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA) is one of the official sponsors for the SIGGRAPH Global VR Meetup. Featuring presentations by The ITA, The Silicon Valley VR Meetup, Sixense, and Nextgen Interactions, this will be a great session for press and creative artists. There will also be demonstrations of unreleased technologies and experiences by Sixense, Cloudhead Games, Nextgen Interactions, Dimension Technologies, Vanguard Valkyrie, ImmersiON-VRelia, Launchpad VR and more. Sample products include new gesture technologies, VR games, premium head mounted displays, innovative glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display prototypes, and more. Limited space available; register for free at Eventbrite ASAP!