We're proud to announce our lecture series, "The Reality Lab Lectures"! The inaugural Reality Lab Lecture was delivered by Gordon Wetzstein, head of the Stanford Computational Imaging Lab. Gordon came to UW on June 8th to give his talk, "Computational Near-eye Displays: Engineering the Interface between our Visual System and the Digital World". We filmed that talk in both 3D (using a ZCAM K1 Pro that Google loaned us for the event) and in 2D (using more traditional cameras). You can see both versions on our YouTube channel.

The Reality Lab Lectures will resume in October 2018, with a line-up of influential thinkers who will come to the UW campus to speak to our Virtual & Augmented Reality Capstone class (CSE481v). The general public is welcome to attend these lectures on a first-come-first-serve basis (in the limited seating behind the students), and the lectures will be filmed and later posted on our YouTube channel so that everyone can watch them after the fact.

We hope that the collected videos of these talks will be a foundation of thought on what AR/VR means now, and where it is going in the future.


These talks will each take place in UW's Gould Hall, Room 322, at 1:30pm PST


Gordon Wetzstein
Ben Lok
Doug Lanman
Jeremy Bailenson
Paul Debevec
Gordon Stoll
Cassidy Curtis
Shahram Izadi

The Reality Lab Lectures bring important researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to the UW campus to discuss Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality, and to suggest what their work might mean for other disciplines working on related questions as well as for the future of the AR/VR field.
Lectures happen during the academic year at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering on the UW campus, and are announced on this page.

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