Spotlight: AR / VR 2017

2017-12-02 00:00:00 2017-12-03 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: AR / VR 2017 Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Razer, Samsung Gear VR, PS VR, Leap Motion, Magic Leap.  The list seems intimidating; should you be paying attention to one, or to all of these new technologies?  Is virtual and augmented reality a passing phase, or… Toronto FITC Toronto



The AR platforms we are playing with these days are getting pretty good at “single-player” experiences.  But all of the really interesting stuff begins to happen when we can share experiences in AR, and see and interact with the same mixed reality at the same place and time, together.  This is the kind of stuff that the future of AR will be all about, but it’s still very unusual.  This talk will explore what the future of location-based media might look like, why it’s still kinda hard to do, and how you can hack what we’ve already got to build it right now.  Mark will also share a live multi-user AR demo & tell you all about how he made it work.

This is the future of the internet, for real.  It’s the future of media.  This is what AR is for. Come and see how it all works and try it out for yourself!


To show that the future of AR will be in shared experiences.

Target Audience

Designers & developers who want to know the future of AR

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Knowledge of general AR principles & development would be helpful, but there is lots of goodness for everyone.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Why locative media will be AR’s killer app
  2. The state of the art for shared AR experiences
  3. What the future holds for shared AR experiences
  4. Why mapping will be the key to microlocation
  5. How to try this at home – recipe for shared AR apps!