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Mike Murdock Presents, "What's Beyond Reality?" Santa Cruz VR Meetup at DANM!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

There is a cool speaker coming, Mike Murdock. He's a sharp guy who knows a lot about VR. He is going to share a cool talk about virtual reality and tips and tricks in development. 

CruzVR #3 Co-Sponsored by UCSC Digital Arts and New Media (D.A.N.M.) and Santa Cruz Unity Users Group. 

Wednesday, May 10th

7:00 p.m.

Digital Arts Research Center Room 108

  • Presentation
  • Community Announcements
  • Demos
  • Chips
  • Salsa

Please RSVP here to help us plan for drinks, chips and salsa, however, last minute attendance is OK too. 

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What’s Beyond Reality? What’s only possible in the virtual world? Once you let go of photorealism, things start to get really interesting. 
This talk explores very powerful tools for designing immersive realities. Level layout, motion, player interactions, and even texturing need to be approached differently for VR. We’ll discuss why and go through practical examples. Plus Mike will give his helpful hints and tricks to developing AR/VR

About Mike:

Mike is an accomplished and well known Virtual and Augmented Reality Director, Designer, Storyteller, Consultant, Interface Designer, and Digital Artist. Mike has worked with many companies and startups including TriHelix VR, OtherWorld, and USC's IMAP.

Mike draws, animates, sculpts, photographs, composes, composites, codes, paints, directs, develops, and designs. Whatever it takes to give audiences and consumers amazing experiences!

Checkout @mjmurdoc on Twitter!