The Argonaut Features ICT Futuristic Research and Technologies

Published: September 4, 2014
Category: News

The cover story in the weekly Argonaut showcases ICT research and technologies that are delivering experiences for training and entertainment. The article includes descriptions of Project BlueShark and several ICT-developed systems for projecting scanning and interacting with virtual humans. The story also notes that funding comes from the U.S. Army Research Lab, the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation.
The story states that ICT’s focus is less about the microchips and wires that make virtual reality work than it is about exploring how that technology is experienced by the end user.
“Los Angeles is about people who create experiences, not things. When you’re watching a movie, they don’t want you to know they used the latest and greatest technology to get that shot; they just want you to experience it,” said Mark Bolas, in the story. “In the end, that’s what we’re about, too. Even for hardcore Department of Defense training applications, it’s not the technology in front of the person but whether they have the experience you need them to have.”