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* Steve Aukstakalnis: Augmented & Virtual Reality Expert *

Steve Aukstakalnis - Augmented & Virtual RealitySteve Aukstakalnis (Awk-sta-call-niss) is an author, research scientist, instructor, and consultant to government and industry in the area of Augmented and Virtual Reality.

For more than 20 years, his work has focused on the application of head-mounted displays, 3D sound, and tactile feedback devices in such areas as architecture, defense, oceanography, medicine, and entertainment.

Steve's deep subject-matter expertise and easy conversational style enables highly informative and engaging discussions about the range of applications for these fascinating technologies, from immersive first-person games, to architectural walkthroughs months before construction, to wearable information displays for soldiers and astronauts, and even parachute simulators in use by the U.S. military.

Listener takeaways are thought-provoking insights into an emerging paradigm shift in how humans interact with computers and other complex machinery. This will be one program your listeners will not easily forget as these technologies will impact many of their futures.

Steve's new book, Practical Augmented Reality (Pearson, 2016), is an exploration of the technologies, applications, and human factors for AR and VR.

Interview this Expert About: *

  • AR/VR and Wearable Computers  
  • Real-world applications and cool use examples
  • Moral and ethical consideratons
  • Controversial aspects (virtual porn, increased realism of violent games)
  • Legal considerations (can cause nausea, use in court)

3-4 Questions to ask this Expert: *

  1. What is the difference between augmented and virtual reality?
  2. How can virtual reality be used to improve education?
  3. Why do so many people experience nausea when using VR systems?
  4. Why has Facebook invested more than 2 BILLION dollars in virtual reality?
  5. How have the technologies improved in the 20 years you have been in this field?

Summary of Expert Credentials:

  • 20+ years work with AR and VR
  • Former Program Director - National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center
  • Researcher - Univ. of Washington
  • Faculty - Mississippi State Univ.
  • Author of 3 books on AR/VR
  • Lecturer at over twenty universities.

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Booking Contact Email: *

Booking Contact Public Phone Number:

(305) 432-2216

Expert's Location and Time Zone: *

Miami, Eastern Time Zone

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