Over the last decade we have seen massive technological changes that have facilitated the crossover between the physical and digital. Mobile technology has allowed the digital world to become untethered from the terminal and the tangle of cables. We are now wireless and capable of allowing the digital to seep into the world around us - from navigation apps, music everywhere we go and the endless potential of the internet to fuel our desire to learn, connect and escape where ever we are.
The next wave of technologies however offers something different – the ability to truly mix the digital and the physical into a ‘new’ reality. One where we can interact with the digital through the physical, in turn affect the physical through the digital. Where we can change not just what we see, but how we see it and experience the world around us. The future offers us a way to construct new places and spaces, new connections and experiences, new ways to express ourselves and leave our mark on the world.
Welcome to the world of Mixed Reality.
This session will provide some of the groundwork on the topic, laying out some of the foundational concepts and technologies, and providing some examples of how we can rethink the world around us using these new technologies.