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L.A. SIGGRAPH Meeting on Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is making a comeback (February 15, 2006)

The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH Presents: Snow Crash: Virtual Reality Goes Real

*** PLEASE NOTE:  THE DATE IS THE 3rd TUESDAY,February 22, 2006! ***

Virtual reality is making a comeback. After years of silence a new generation of low-cost devices, such as
head mounted displays, data gloves and biofeedback sensors, have become commercially available. This innovation is fueled primarily by the quest for ever-increasing immersion in computer games. However, unlike in previous decades VR devices will now be able to penetrate the consumer market and may form the technological foundation needed to deliver new kinds of services in the homes of the people. A broad range of novel applications, among them Cyber Care, Virtual Training and Social Therapy will benefit from this new wave of opportunities. Join us as a few of the researchers and technologists working on bringing VR technology into everyday use present the latest applications.
Barnabas Takacs, Digital Elite
Jerry Isdale, HRL
Albert Skip Rizzo, USC Institute for Creative
Technologies & School of Gerontology
6:30-7:30 P.M. Social Hour - Free Hors d'oeuvres and
7:30-9:30 P.M. Presentation
Grand Horizon Salon A,
Third Floor, Covel Commons
Sunset Village, UCLA
Corner of Charles E. Young Drive North and De Neve
Directions / Parking:
From the 405 Freeway exit at Sunset Blvd. and head East.
Enter the campus by turning right on Bellagio Drive
(it is just beyond Veteran Ave).
Proceed to the Stop sign at the top of the hill.
Turn left at the Stop sign onto De Neve Drive.
Proceed down the hill to the PSV Sunset Village Parking Structure.
Purchase a parking permit from the attendant at the gate. Parking is $8.
Take the elevator in the parking structure to the lobby level "L".
The Covel Commons building will be right in front of you.
Enter the door and go upstairs to the Grand Horizon Room.
For a map showing direction and parking information,
The event is free to LA SIGGRAPH members and $15 for non-members. New members who sign up on-site and pay the $35 annual membership fee (checks or cash only) do not have to pay the $15 fee. Anyone can join and we encourage new members. For membership information, please visit
Special Thanks:
Barnabas Takacs, Meeting Producer and to all of our members of the Executive Council and volunteers.

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