Oculus VR’s Chief Scientist To Give Keynote at AES Convention

With Oculus VR becoming evermore dominant in the virtual reality (VR) space, in part due to the acquisition by Facebook last year, the VR company is becoming prolific in numerous fields and has acquired some of the best people in the field to take the company forward. One of those is Michael Abrash, Oculus VR’s Chief Scientist, who is to give the opening keynote address at this year’s 139th Audio Engineering Society International Convention in New York City.

His Keynote Speech titled ‘Virtual Reality, Audio, and the Future,’ will be on 29th October 2015 at 1pm in the Special Events Room at the Jacob Javits Centre.

Jim Anderson co-chair at AES139 stated in an article by Audio Media International: “Michael’s address is a great opportunity to bring awareness of VR to the audio community. In the future, audio will contribute to this field in ways that we can only presently imagine.”


Abrash has had a long and varied career spanning 30 years, working with John Carmack to write Quake at Id Software, he worked on the first two versions of the Xbox video games console and he used to work for Valve on VR and augmented reality. He has also authored several books including, Zen of Code Optimization: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Software That Pushes PCs to the Limit and Abrash’s Graphics Programming Black Book.

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