VR Inventors: A Conversation with Virtual Reality Pioneer Mark Bolas

May 6, 2015 | Stuttgart, Germany

Speaker: Mark Bolas, Ken Perlin
Host: FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia

Mark Bolas has for decades been a pioneering and groundbreaking innovator in virtual reality. Many of what we think of as recent advances in the field were actually developed by Mark and his collaborators a surprisingly long time ago. The continuing work of his research group at USC through the years has now become highly relevant to today’s rapidly changing landscape of computer mediated content, as virtual reality is poised to make the transition from research tool to consumer level experience. Ken Perlin, a long time follower and fan of Mark’s work, talks with him about the fascinating journey of VR, and its profound implications for the future evolution of our shared experience of media and culture.