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Thursday, August 11 • 9:00am - 10:30am
VR: What Is It and How Can It Be Used?

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Virtual Reality looks complicated. We’ll break down in simple terms how it's done – both when it comes to video and coding. What are some examples of successful uses of VR? What are the possibilities of using VR to tell stories in unique, creative ways? How can people without VR experience get started?

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Armand Emamdjomeh

Deputy Director, Data Visulization, Los Angeles Times
Armand is a the Deputy Director for Data Visualization at the Los Angeles Times, specializing in visualizations and data analysis for reporting projects. He's also really good at getting around L.A. without a car.

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Melissa Bosworth

cofounder, Tiny World Productions
Melissa is a Bay Area-based journalist specializing in immersive storytelling. She has used 360 video to share the experiences of refugees seeking asylum in Germany and women navigating homelessness in San Francisco. She is co-founder of Tiny World Productions.
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Jean Yves Chainon

Head Producer of the Global Editors Network, photographer and filmmaker, Chainon’s work has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post. He is the founder of OOAworld, a website dedicated to original and creative multimedia storytelling, and CEO of JYC, a production... Read More →
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Ian Forester

Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder, VR Playhouse
Ian is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of VR Playhouse. After taking his first Oculus Rift spin in 2014, he quickly pivoted his experience in creating immersive theater towards the burgeoning VR space, where he uses his skills to combine a forward thinking creative vision... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT