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Wednesday, November 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Augmented Reality – Real Life, Only Better

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Augmented Reality, or AR, is one of the most amazing new consumer technologies in recent years. Your mobile device or computer screen can show you an actual photo or live scene – then AR adds additional images, video and information to enhance the reality you already see. Some describe it as the intersection of the Internet and the “Outernet.” Unlike old-fashioned virtual reality, it uses the screen at hand instead of awkward helmets and attachments. The ability to merge media into real life environments raises tremendous potential for entertainment, gaming, work, training and education. We’ll look at its current and future uses, including some of the newest applications by Atlantans working in this area. We’ll also examine obstacles that need to be overcome before it becomes commonplace. 


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Blair MacIntyre

Blair MacIntyre is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Tech, where he’s directed the GVU Center's Augmented Environments Lab for over 10 years. He has conducted Augmented Reality research since 1991, with the goal of understanding AR’s potential as a new medium for games, entertainment, education and work. He has collaborated on a variety of AR projects over the years, focusing in the past five... Read More →
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Terri Thornton

Terri Thornton, founder of Atlanta media relations and social media firm Thornton Communications, spent more than two decades as an award-winning TV and radio reporter and producer. She’s also written and edited several magazine articles, and is a contributor to the PBS MediaShift website. Her work has brought several national, regional and local awards for journalism, PR and social media.
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Tomer Tishgarten

Tomer Tishgarten is Vice President of Technology at Engauge. Engauge is one of the nation's largest independent, full-service marketing agencies, working with top brands like Nationwide, Cisco, Coca-Cola, UPS and Nestlé.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
Engauge 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Promenade II Bld, Suite 2200 Atlanta, GA 30309

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