Understand the Industry - Globally & Locally

We're taking a look at the many dimensions of the virtual reality and augmented reality markets - globally and locally. We want to understand the unique assets we have among Rhode Island's practitioners, their goals and needs, and help them make valuable connections.

Position RIVR for Competitive Advantage

As we learn about Rhode Island's VR/AR resources, and the needs and interests of the market, our next step is to accelerate learning and connectedness to prepare RIVR for successful competition today and in the years to come. Our goal is for Rhode Island to be a material participant in an industry expected to be worth $180 billion annually within 10 years.

Make A Significant Economic Impact in Rhode Island

Since 2014 billions of dollars have been invested to fund research and development, new companies, and new kinds of communications productions. So far only a tiny fraction of that investment has come to Rhode Island. We're going to form a VR industry cluster, and ignite interest in RIVR constituents.

RIVR Team

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Lorne Adrain

Lorne Adrain

A community and philanthropic leader. Chair of the URI Foundation and board member at BIF

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Adam Blumenthal

Adam Blumenthal

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Brown University, and Vice President, Nucco Brain at UNIT 9 Group.

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Ted Bogosian

Ted Bogosian

Emmy-winning filmmaker and TV producer. Teaches innovative digital techniques for movie making at Brown

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Siu-Li Khoe

Siu-Li Khoe

An MIT alum with a great track record moving organizations from Vision to Operational Excellence

Rhode Island Virtual Reality - Tom Sgouros

Tom Sgouros

Visiting Scientist at Brown Computer Science, Manager of Brown’s YURT VR facility, RISD Faculty.


RIVR Community

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1 week ago

RIVR

Enjoy a simulated spaceship Augmented Reality experience in a mug courtesy of NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Seriously.

The NASA Space Mug!

Watch the video and get your own.
and if you want one, go here: www.astroreality.com/space-gifts/nasa-space-mug

#rhodeislandvr #AR #simulations #NASA

Learn more about NASA Space Mug -
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2 weeks ago

RIVR

We were thrilled to host Jordan Dubreuil from International Game Developers Association of Rhode Island (IGDARI) and Brian Oley for #VoxBuildAR at our June Meetup. Jordan gave a great introduction of IGDARI. Brian presented his recently released app, VoxBuildAR, an AR voxel building game. After the presentations, the session included VoxBuildAR, Kinghtfall AR and trying an Oculus Quest. Participants had an opportunity to try the games and gain a first hands experience, meet new people and connect with friends. Thanks, everyone for coming out!.
Great crowd, pizza, and cold beer.

#rhodeislandvr #meetups #gaming #ar
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