During the Gamescom conference, which takes place in Cologne, Germany, there is a collection of talks and industry leaders at the Gamescom Congress in the same location, and this year there will be a few sessions dedicated just to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
There are four talks that will take place during this year’s Gamescom Congress, all of which have very limited information for each talk. One talks, Virtual Insanity? Minors and VR, seems to centre around how to best protect children when creating and exposing them to the ‘supermassiv’ entity that is VR, asking if we should apply the same rules to VR as we have for rectangular 2D gaming. This talk will be led by Felix Falk, CEO and Managing Director of USK, German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, Lidia Grashof of the Supreme Youth Protection Authorities of the Federal States, Martina Hannak-Meinke, chairman at BPjM, and Felix Hilgert, Senior Associate at the international legal company, Osborne Clarke.
Another talk that will be taking place on this day will be Pimp My Ride: Rollercoaster & Virtual Reality, which will be looking at one of the bigger phenomenons which has emerged since VR has become big with VR rollercoasters cropping up worldwide. This talk will be presented by Thomas Wagner, Chair of Virtual Design at the University of Kaiserslautern.
A New Stage: Theater Meets Virtual Reality will concentrate on storytelling in VR and what theatre directors think about production and content, and the director that will take this talk is Thomas Oberender of Berliner Festspiele.
The AR side of things has been covered by the CTO ane CEO of Toywheel, Christian Bittler and Evgeni Kouris, who will talk about how book publishers, toy manufacturers, and maintenance industrial use can all benefit from AR technology in The Future is Augmented!
Gamescom Congress 2016 will take place on 18th August and tickets are still on sale.
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