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September 2018

September Meetup – Chasing Holograms

September 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St.
Pawtucket, RI US
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We’re pleased to partner with DesignxRI for this featured Design Week talk. For more on Design Week go to www.designxri.com/designweek Four years ago, Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne co-founded their startup Looking Glass Factory (lookingglassfactory.com/) to take holograms out of the realm of science fiction and into reality. This is the story of the struggle of bringing a technology out of science fiction and into the real world. It’s a glimpse into how fiction shapes our vision of the future,…

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October 2018

October Workshop – Design + Develop for Holographic Displays

October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St.
Pawtucket, RI US
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Come and learn how to develop for holographic display with Looking Glass Factory (https://lookingglassfactory.com/) CTO Alex Hornstein. Whether you're an architect, a scientist with interesting data, an illustrator or a game developer, come and learn how to develop for Looking Glass Factory's holographic display. There are a limited number of spots due to the availability of holographic displays to share. To get the most out of the laptop, please have a laptop available.You'll be sent instructions on pre-requisite installations such…

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RIVR @ VENLab Field Trip – Limited Access and Demonstration

October 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
VENLab, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences, 190 Thayer St
Providence, ri 02912 US
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Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR) in partnership with Brown University is excited to offer a backstage tour of the Virtual Environment Navigation Laboratory (VENLab). In the VENLab, Professor William Warren and his students study visual control of locomotion and navigation. Do you understand how you walk down a crowded street or navigate through through the forest on a hike? Using virtual reality techniques, his research team investigates problems such as the visual control of steering, obstacle avoidance, wayfinding, pedestrian interactions,…

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October Meetup – Recreating Reality

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AS220 Gallery next to AS220FOO(D), 115 Empire Street
Providence, RI US
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Rhode Island Virtual Reality’s October Meetup will feature Computer Vision Engineer Scott Sorensen from Vision Systems (visionsystemsinc.com). Reality capture technologies and photogrammetry allow for the virtualization of real objects and environments. Computer Vision lies at the core of these technologies, and in this talk we will explore different techniques for 3D reconstruction, as well as different camera and sensor systems. These topics are motivated using the example of polar science, where camera systems are being used to assist scientists, measure…

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November 2018

Failure x Design: Together Each Achieves More

November 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sprout CoWorking, 166 Valley Street
Providence, US
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The ability to build effective teams is a critical part of accomplishing goals that extend beyond our own reach. Join the discussion as we hear from leaders and innovators from diverse fields share stories about how their failures in team-building have informed their growth and successes. – FEATURED SPEAKERS Neil Hamel - Assistant Vice President of Innovation, Science, and Technology at FMGlobal Shirley Moore - Director of Operations at the IE and Leadership DJ Johnson - Professor of New England…

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November Meetup – RIVR Autumn Film Festival

November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
AS220 Gallery next to AS220FOO(D), 115 Empire Street
Providence, RI US
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Movie Night at AS220 with RIVR! We'll bring the VR equipment and short movies and you bring yourself. Guests welcome. FOO(d) and bar next door. RIVR is excited to feature four VR films at its VR Autumn Mini-Film Festival at AS220. Join us November 29th as we demonstrate the films in VR during consecutive time slots. Guests will be provided headsets to use for the demonstration. -- FEATURED FILMS 1. Parched -This short film by recent Brown U alum Adam…

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April 2019

April Meetup – LYTLIFE – Immersive Healing

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
116 Chestnut St, 116 Chestnut St
Providence, RI 02903 US
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Join Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR), for our April Event to learn more about immersive healing experiences by LYT. LYT uses powerful playback options and proprietary cloud-based content to offer scientifically-backed wellness solutions for hospitality, enterprise, spa and fitness environments, and even clinical settings. IMAGINE AN ANTIDOTE THAT’S ONLY 8 MINUTES AWAY! Stress, poor sleep, and anxiety cost the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion each year in lost productivity, absenteeism and turnover at work, as well as relationship stress,…

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