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SIGGRAPH 2017 is coming

July 17th 2017

SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry's current hardware, software, and services. SIGGRAPH will be in Los Angeles this year beginning on August 1st, with the JPR annual SIGGRAPH Luncheon taking place on August 2nd. Get the details here.

Today’s VR is so disappointing

Techwatch July 8th 2017

Can we finally say the emperor is naked, and move on? The fact that I am not happy with the state of affairs in VR today is probably not news. But, what you are reading are the bitter words of a disappointed lover.   Here’s what we have for VR today:  1. A heavy mask that becomes uncomfortable and sometimes hurts the bridge of your nose, and can become without adequate venting.  2. Cumbersome headphones (except for the Oculus Rift).  3. An umbilical cord that restricts and endangers you unless suspended somehow.  4. Limited resolution causing eye fatigue.

Moore’s law violated by inflation – your new laptop will cost more

Another contributor to sluggish PC sales for this year Even though one of the applied tenants of Moore’s law is that prices will drop over time (Moore never said that, it’s just a statement that has been applied to his original observation about feature size shrinkage over time), Click here to read this blog entry

Come together ... over me

Common people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another - for a while… We’re getting closer to the dream, the vision, of ubiquity mutual connectivity in the home – and maybe beyond a bit. My vision, since 1999, has been that everything in the home Click here to read this blog entry

Virtual Reality Resolution

M.C Escher: Hand with Reflecting Sphere A number of months ago I visited a defense contractor who is making virtual reality training simulations for the military. To use the system people put on a VR headset which has a resolution of 800 x 600. At this meeting I asked the developers Click here to read this blog entry

The New Communications Tools…Listening, Helping

Guest blogger Andy Marken has weighed in with his very opinionated view on how, exactly marketing professionals are going to have to change their ways in order to take advantage of the new order: Web 2.0. It’s not business as usual and it’s going to require new Click here to read this blog entry

Educating the next crop of engineers

As I pondered this ponderous title and the challenge it represents for me to lead the round table at COFES it got me thinking about how we learn. Studies have shown that children learn fast and do so until they become 19 to 20 years old, then their brains become less flexible Click here to read this blog entry