Networks, Nodes and Knowledge

from virtual to real

Wed 13 October 2010 from 5:30 pm at Hotel du Vin, Birmingham

Presentations Participants Speaker profiles

Enhancing virtual reality is one of the grand challenges we face. According to the National Academy of Engineering, "true virtual reality creates the illusion of actually being in a difference space. It can be used for training, treatment, and communication."

Leading scientists at universities and companies from across the region will present insights into the future of digital technology.

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Nick BurtonNick Burton is the Executive Producer for Communications and Technology at Rare, a company that remains at the forefront of game development by continual investment in new technology coupled with a strong sense of creativity. As Rare readies for the launch of Kinect Sports for Microsoft's new motion sensing system, we think about how far this new mode of human computer interface could take us.

Lucy HoobermanLucy Hooberman, director of Networks, Nodes and Knowledge: from virtual to real Digital Media and Innovation at the University of Warwick has been invited to give her story, and has a career that spans the BBC and industry.

David BurdenDavid Burden, director of Daden Limited, a rapidly growing SME based at Birmingham Science Park Aston which won first prize at this year's Virtual World Challenge for Pivote, its open-source authoring system for learning in virtual worlds.

Jonnie TurpieJonnie Turpie, the founder of Maverick TV, which has established deep roots in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, will present on the latest developments in the digital media business.

Experts from every university in the West Midlands are joining together with the private sector to deliver on the digital agenda. Plans for individual innovators and the business community to succeed in the sector will be formulated over food and drinks.



Supported by Anthony Collins Solicitors, Binding Site, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Science City, Birmingham Science Park Aston, Blueberry Consultants, E4F, FD Solutions, Hotel du Vin, Lunar Society, Netnak, Rare and UnLtd.


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This event is part of Birmingham Digital Week 14-24 Oct

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