These last few years have seen renewed interest in virtual reality. Yet when given the choice, people prefer to be physically together, whether seeing a movie or play, going to a music concert, dining at a restaurant, watching sports, or just hanging out over a beer. At the NYU Future Reality Lab we are exploring how people in the future will use techniques borrowed from virtual reality to better communicate and interact with each other when they are in the same physical space. We envision the resulting future as a place where language itself will take on new and rich visual dimensions, a sort of combination of Harry Potter and Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Wednesday, April 19, 6.p.m.
WeWork Park South 10th Floor Lounge (entrance at 110 E. 28th Street)