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Never before has virtual reality felt so real. The technology is now reaching a turning point as immersive technologies are becoming affordable and accessible to all. On November 16, 2015 mediaX at Stanford University hosted a conference on “The Experience of Immersion” to delve into this field. Stanford, and the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) in particular, has a long history with virtual reality (VR). Today, the number of Stanford professors and students exploring this technology has reached critical mass.

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Never before has virtual reality felt so real. The technology is now reaching a turning point as immersive technologies are becoming affordable and accessible to all. On November 16, 2015 mediaX at Stanford University hosted a conference on “The Experience of Immersion” to delve into this field. Stanford, and the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) in particular, has a long history with virtual reality (VR). Today, the number of Stanford professors and students exploring this technology has reached critical mass.

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    Experience on Demand

    Experience on Demand

    From the mediaX Conference “The Experience of Immersion”, Jeremy Bailenson with the Department of Communication and the Founding Director of the VHIL Lab at Stanford University discusses how life is made up of experiences that change you, and how in virtual reality, experiences can feel real. So if real experiences can change you, and VR experiences can feel like real ones -- then virtual reality experiences can change you too. His research delves into how to create these experiences, on demand, that will change who we are as people.

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    Immersive Workspaces Transform Collaboration and Productivity

    Immersive Workspaces Transform Collaboration and Productivity

    From the mediaX Conference “The Experience of Immersion”, Renate Fruchter with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Founding Director of the PBL Lab at Stanford University examines how immersive workspaces will become an integral part of the next generation collaboration ecosystem. They will offer new paradigms to co-create and experience future products. The shared immersive workspaces and product model will become a participatory focus point for the team and client to collaborate, troubleshoot early and often, explore alternatives in rapid virtual prototyping iterations. This will transform the way we work today, reducing response latency, re-work, and decision wait time.

    • 12 min
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    User-Centered Design for Immersive Communication

    User-Centered Design for Immersive Communication

    From the mediaX Conference “The Experience of Immersion”, Jianming Dong the Chief User Experience Architect and Senior Design Director at Huawei discusses designing an immersive communication product goes far beyond incorporating the latest technology. This presentation also introduces a product innovation approach based on understanding user’s needs in enterprise communication.

    • 13 min
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    Market Opportunities and Technology Developments for Immersive Experiences

    Market Opportunities and Technology Developments for Immersive Experiences

    From the mediaX Conference “The Experience of Immersion”, this industry panel led by mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar Walter Greenleaf who is joined by Marcelo Guimarães of Sábia, Kyusub Kwak from Samsung, Takeshi Kurihara from NHK and Lewis Liu of ITRI examines the market opportunities and technology developments for immersive experiences.

    • 21 min
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    Light Field Technology: the Future of VR and 3D Displays

    Light Field Technology: the Future of VR and 3D Displays

    From the mediaX Conference “The Experience of Immersion”, Gordon Wetzstein with the Department of Electrical Engineering and leader of the Stanford Computational Imaging Group examines how VR displays must overcome the prevalent issue of visual discomfort to provide high-quality and comfortable user experiences. In particular, the mismatch between vergence and accommodation cues inherent to most stereoscopic displays has been a long standing challenge.

    • 17 min
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    The Sound of Immersion

    The Sound of Immersion

    From the mediaX Conference “The Experience of Immersion”, Doug James with the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University shows how simulated virtual environments are poised to deliver rich multi-sensory experiences. By simulating rich multi-sensory experiences where graphics, motion, and sound are synchronized and highly engaging, we hope to enable more compelling VR experiences in the future.

    • 16 min

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