2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Suspension of Disbelief in Virtual Reality

Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 4
208 Barton Springs Rd

Virtual reality (VR) intends to temporarily fool our senses into believing the virtual environment is reality. To create this artificial experience, both hardware and software are required to take into account how we interact with the world and how the world changes in our presence. A physical VR system cannot hinder our acceptance of the virtual world and must allow for natural body movements in the physical space while accurately portraying those actions in the virtual environment. This panel will discuss how current and developing advancements in virtual reality software and hardware will both simulate our senses and suspend our disbelief to make the virtual become real. Panelists will also touch on the moral and ethical implications of an immersive virtual world.


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Amir Rubin

Pres & CEO

Sixense Entertainment Inc

Experienced, strategic, and insightful entrepreneur with over 20 years of developing products in the fields of simulation, video games, virtual reality and motion tracking. Built a team at Sixense ...

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Dan Hurd

Studio Design Lead

Playful Corp

Jan Goetgeluk


Virtuix Inc

Jan Goetgeluk is the founder and CEO of Virtuix and the developer of the Virtuix Omni, the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in video games and virtual worlds.

Jan i...

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Jason Jerald

Principal Consultant

NextGen Interactions

Jason is Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at NextGen Interactions, a company that provides consulting services and product development for emerging technologies. He has over 20 years of experie...

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Free and open to the public. ***Admission subject to venue capacity and age restrictions.
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