Earlier in 2014 Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR revealed its intentions to start interacting with schools, colleges and universities, offering talks and workshops on working with virtual reality (VR) technology. The company has already made good on these intentions by sending Chief Scientist Michael Abrash to host talks similar to his keynote speech at the 2014 Oculus Connect developer conference. Tomorrow Oculus VR Creative Director Peter Bristol will be holding a presentation at the Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
The free talk will be open to the public and gets underway on 10th November at 18:00 EST at Fraser Hall Room 4 on the university campus. Bristol himself is a graduate of Western Washington University’s Industrial Design Program and was a part of Carbon Design Group, the product design and development consultancy that was purchased by Oculus VR earlier in the year. He is currently based at Oculus VR’s offices in Seattle, Washington.
Bristol will be giving a presentation as part of a Design View lecture series that includes designers from architecture, product design and graphic design industries. No doubt Bristol will have a lot to share given that Carbon Design Group was behind the now famous Xbox 360 controller’s design. Exactly what Bristol is working on at Oculus VR is unclear, although it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that he was helping with the design of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, which the company has said will be overhauled from the second development kit (DK2).
The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is yet to be revealed, though Oculus VR did recently debut the Crescent Bay prototype that’s thought to be close to the product in terms of features. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all developments on Oculus VR, reporting back with the latest updates.