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Several ITA Developments at SIGGRAPH 2014

By August 4, 2014December 9th, 2015TIFCA News
“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!

The Immersive Technology Alliance was one of the judges for SIGGRAPH’s Augmented/Virtual Reality Contest. Meet the finalists and see who ultimately wins on August 12, 2014. Each of the three finalists receives an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and a Sixense STEM. The first-prize winner also receives Full Conference registration for SIGGRAPH 2015.

ITA Member Jon Peddie Research is hosting a press luncheon on Wednesday August 13, 2014 about “virtualization” or the handling of remote resources, real time collaboration, streaming applications and more. Presentations will be made by representatives from Dreamworks Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Microsoft Studios, OTOY, and Pixar. This is a press-only event, and could have ramifications for immersive technology as the industry develops. Members of the media are encouraged to register while space is available.  The ITA is a proud media sponsor of this event.

ITA Member Jason Jerald from Nextgen Interactions is also moderating SIGGRAPH’s official AR/VR panel featuring Facebook’s Oculus VR, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Technical Illusions, and more.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at SIGGRAPH 2014!