Closing the "Physical Gap" with Extended Reality (XR)

Leveraging Extended Reality (XR) in Education and Tourism - Opportunities and Challenges

What's it all about?

The "New Normal" has forever changed how we interact and engage. With physical distancing, closed borders and various levels of lockdown, industries have started leveraging new and innovative technologies in order to "close the gap".

Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality are the emerging mediums that are altering the existing ways of consuming and engaging with information and knowledge.These profound experiences are slated to create new business models/markets and disrupt the existing ones.

In this session, we will be discussing on how these emerging technologies are bringing a paradigm shift in education, and tourism by moving beyond two dimensions to a world of three dimensional interactions.

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Thursday 30 Jul
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Free event
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Dr Ashok Maharaj

Head, TCS XR Labs, Tata Consultancy Services

Ashok Maharaj is currently heading the XR Lab at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India. Over the last several years he has worked extensively on leveraging AR/VR/MR in learning ecologies, travel and tourism, retail, museum, marketing, manufacturing, and story telling experiences.

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Dr Stefan Marks

Senior Lecturer, AUT

Dr Stefan Marks is researcher and senior lecturer of Creative Technologies in the School of Future Environments at Auckland University of Technology. His main areas of research are collaborative extended reality (XR) and data visualisation. He combines these interests in his function as director of Sentience Lab, a facility for the development of immersive, multimodal and multisensory data visualisation and interaction.

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