In a one of a kind collaboration, a group of augmented & virtual reality companies are bringing interactive demonstrations to Austin on Monday, March 16th from 6PM to 10PM CDT at www.vukaaustin.com. Vuka Austin is located just south of Downtown at 411 W. Monroe Street at the intersection of S. First and Monroe. Tickets are available online starting Monday, March 8th at https://arvraustin.eventbrite.com online. AR/VR Austin is a cooperative effort by the sponsoring companies, organized by Praevidi with help from Upload and SVVR.
AR/VR Austin attendees will have an opportunity to try the latest VR Displays and controllers from Seebright, OSVR, and Sixense, with special guests to be announced. Augmented and Virtual Reality are at the peak of anticipation but the most up to date technology has only been experience by a small number or developers and enthusiasts. This is an opportunity for visitors to Austin for SXSW Interactive and the Austin tech community to experience these cutting edge technologies for the first time, said Simon Solotko, the CMO of Augmented Reality Pioneer Seebright and co-founder of Praevidi.
The state of the art in immersive content will be on display at AR/VR Austin with demonstrations from Jaunt, Littlstar, Rewind and a host of independent content and game developers. The impact of Immersive content, and cinematic VR in particular, will be profound this year. The ability to experience music, education, travel and narrative as if you were there is a game changing event in the way people consume content, said Scott Brock, VP of Content at Jaunt. SXSW and AR/VR Austin present the perfect opportunity to meet with the creators and storytellers that will push this new medium forward and to share some of our latest work.
The companies collaborating to bring AR/VR Austin to life with live, interactive demonstrations include:
www.jauntvr.com: Jaunt VR’s world-class team is developing the most comprehensive toolset for creating cinematic VR. Its unique technology will enable creatives to film, edit and process live-action content for virtual reality viewers.
www.littlstar.com: Littlstar is a network and community for Virtual Reality (VR) cinema and immersive content. The platform, which has over half the worlds top producers of 360 degree content, supports numerous panoramic camera systems and VR headsets like Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Google cardboard, and OSVR, and displays seamlessly across mobile and web for consumers that don’t have access to VR. Brands like Mercedes F1, DKNY, Red Bull, Movistar, and Ducati are involved directly or through agencies, and short films and commercials in 360 degrees are live on the platform. Littlstar – The world revolves around you.
www.rewindfx.com: Rewind is a digital production agency applying its know-how and passion for technology & design to deliver true utility in innovative Virtual Reality for visionary brands. We produce world class digital experiences and introduce the latest immersive and engaging technology. The team combines a deep-rooted heritage in digital design, visual effects and CGI production with a fresh, cutting edge approach to innovation and new immersive technologies.
www.seebright.com: Augmented reality pioneer Seebright, Inc. has unveiled the Seebright Wave head mounted display (HMD) system with a unique optical design supporting a new generation of augmented and virtual reality applications on iOS & Android smart-phones. Seebright is located in Santa Cruz and Palo Alto, California.
www.cyberith.com: Cyberith has developed the Virtualizer, the ultimate locomotion device for Virtual Reality. Run, stand, crouch and play in VR with a wide range of motion. Gameplay has changed forever with full motion input and support from leading titles.
www.sixense.com: Sixense Entertainment develops technology and builds products that deliver the most efficient way to create and the most immersive way to interact with virtual reality content. The STEM System enables players to interact naturally and intuitively with games by tracking full position and orientation at all times, whether at the desktop or throughout the entire living room.
www.OSVR.com: Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem, a new standard in VR gaming to push the VR gaming experience forward and supporting the venture with the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit, a virtual reality device and open-source software that enables programming for any variety of VR technology.
www.cdas.com Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard is a full service media and entertainment law firm with over 25 years of experience in film, music, digital media, publishing, the arts, litigation, and business law. The firm has offices in New York and Beverly Hills and is at the forefront of new developments in intellectual property law and new business models.
www.germanaccelerator.com: The German Accelerator supports German startups helping them to enter the U.S. market. The incubator provides startups with hands-on mentoring at our locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York City.
www.hellonod.com: Nod seamlessly transforms your movements into commands. Using gestures, motion-tracking and tactile input, Nod allows you to engage with virtually any immersive platform.