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Featured2Book Topeka: Virtual Reality Experience

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6-9 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Adults

Step into the future of virtual and augmented reality using a variety of interfaces from high-end headsets and an Augmented Reality Sandbox to the humble Google Cardboard. Hear from an expert panel of Sci-fi authors, tech experts and gamers who will discuss and answer questions about the current state of virtual reality and its potential for the future 6-7:30 p.m.
Then delve into the hands-on experience 7:30-9 p.m. as speakers offer attendees opportunities to try out tech in their areas of expertise and answer additional questions. There will be a variety of VR rigs and environments to explore, as well as several platforms to explore Augmented Reality.
See our speaker line-up below! You'll be impressed.
Steve Biegun - Pulse Design Group, VR Designer - VR in Architecture, Interior Design, Equipment Planning
Caleb Davis - Gamers' HQ, Owner - A gamer's perspective on AR/VR
Azyz Sharafy - Artist, Professor of Art, WU. Uses AR/VR in his artwork & teaching
Ben Rufenacht - Maker, Water Resource Engineer at Amec Foster Wheeler. VR/AR enthusiast
Chris McKitterick – KU Professor, science fiction/ speculative fiction author