Wed, December 6, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Cities not just in the United States but worldwide are becoming hubs of innovation in their own right, sometimes with the help of (and sometimes despite) state & or federal governments. More & more layers of information are being made available to citizens, but the tools for understanding & engaging with that information is still in its infancy, & citizens are not always enthusiastic to learn more about sometimes boring & bureaucratic processes. Some questions we'll dig into include:
Can immersive computing & the techniques coming from the gaming & mixed realities industries help citizens understand & engage with their cities in more meaningful ways?
How can mixed realities help us build the cities we want & create a more equitable & flourishing society?
Kati Nawrocki | Global Creative Director for The Economist Media Businesses & the Creative Lead at ComputerLunch Games. Kati is a creative director & communication strategist with fifteen years of experience training & managing creative teams. She is a co-founder of illustration collective Studio 1482 & contributed drawings & essays to the drawing tutorial "One drawing a Day" (Quarry Books, 2011).
David Munoz| Co-Founder at Gatsby David co-founded Gatsby, a VR/AR hardware startup that works out of Brooklyn, NY. Gatsby's mission is to bring VR/AR standalone computing to everyone. He's also a real estate developer in his native country of Guatemala but a New Yorker at heart. He is also a partner at Rapimovil US, a company that brings direct remittances to Central America.
Debra Anderson | Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Datavized Technologies Debra is co-founder & chief strategy officer of Datavized Technologies an early-stage, NYC-based startup building a smart way to experience smart cities that work everywhere for everyone. She designed & instructs the first Big Data: Consumer Research course at The New School; the first Digital Development: WebVR course at Parsons; & Stepping into VR for the New Media Narratives program at ICP. She is the founder & organizer of the Immersive NYC Meetup focused on the intersection of XR, AI & data science, & she was the co-organizer of the NY Women in VR Meetup from 2015-2017.
Craig Wilson | General Manager | Digital Future Labs Craig has been a founder, investor, & now runs the Digital Future Lab at NYU Tandon. He was one of the founders of Locus Analytics, a economic database company, & has spent time at both Collaborative Fund & Founder Collective.
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