The Holodeck is Real! How Will It Change Journalism?

  • Thursday - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Chicago Ballroom IX
  • #realholodeck

The way people access, interact with and publish information is quickly evolving beyond merely viewing and swiping words on a screen. A new wave of environmentally responsive devices like the Kinect and Oculus Rift make it possible to move through, and even into, information spaces by using subtle gestures of the fingers, hands, head or entire body. What does this mean for journalism and storytelling? See how journalists, technologists and academic researchers are using these technologies to create immersive experiences that are inspired by science fiction, but are usable now for just a few hundred dollars.

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— This session will have live video

— This session will have recorded audio


Dan Pacheco - Chair of Journalism Innovation, Syracuse
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Steven King - Assistant Professor of Innovative and Interactive Media, UNC Chapel Hill
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