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Virtual Reality Day

February 3, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Virtual reality immerses the user in a closed simulated world and uses sensors on a head-mounted display to track movement, adjusting the user’s view accordingly. It immerses the users by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand.

Augmented reality immerses the user in an open partially simulated world by overlaying virtual elements onto the physical world, as it seen by the user. It gives the appearance that simulated objects and graphic elements are actually present in the view when in fact, they are not physically there.

360 Video is an immersive technique where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time using an omnidirectional camera or collection of cameras arranged on a sphere. During playback the viewer has control of the viewing direction. It creates a more lifelike experience and puts the viewer in the middle of a scene. It is a type of virtual reality created with video recording.

The FIT community is invited to learn how Industry leaders and visionary creatives are using these powerful new technologies and how FIT faculty are integrating them into their teaching and professional practice. Presentations and demonstrations are scheduled, and time will be allotted for Q&A.

In the past three years, $3.5 billion of venture capital has been invested in virtual and augmented reality technologies. The total market is expected to grow rapidly reaching $150 billion, and surpassing mobile, by 2020. These technologies are not just expected to disrupt retail or gaming but everything from health care to entertainment to education including fashion design, advertising, photography, and exhibition design.

Virtual Reality Day is an Academic Affairs event produced in collaboration with Information Technology and the FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab.

For more information, including a list of visiting speakers and faculty panelists, please visit the Virtual Reality Day page here

For additional questions, please contact [email protected].


February 3, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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John E. Reeves Great Hall
Conference Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States
(212) 217-7999