Co-Founder of VR@MIT // Panel Moderator
Jacob is the Co-Founder of VR@MIT, MIT's VR/AR community. He was also the Co-Organizer of Reality, Virtually, the biggest VR/AR hackathon ever, which took place at the MIT Media Lab in October. During the Summer of 2016, he worked at Samsung Global Innovation Center developing their AR strategy. He is extremely active in the Boston VR/AR community and advises two local AR startups.
Co-founder of Motive.io
Peter Wittig has worked in the technology industry for over 15 years. He has applied his software and database skills in games, healthcare, telecoms, simulation software and more. Peter’s career has moved him from the United States to Ireland, Argentina and now Canada. His travels have driven his interest in location based technology and how it can be used to tell a story. He now lives in Vancouver and co-founded Motive.io with two partners where he has helped creatives in numerous fields create a wide array of location-based & context-aware experiences for the last few years.
Director at Boston Cyberarts
George Fifield is a media arts curator, writer, teacher and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which from 1999 to 2011, produced the Boston Cyberarts Festival, an international biennial Festival that included exhibitions of visual arts; music, dance, and theatrical performances as well as film and video presentations and symposia at numerous arts and educational organizations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Presently Boston Cyberarts programs the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain, and curates two large public LED screens in downtown Boston, the 80 foot LED Marquee at the Boston Convention Center and the LED low res screens at the Harbor Island Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.
Founder and CEO at REIFY
Allison is the founder and CEO of REIFY, a full-service B2B augmented reality (AR) platform and studio that develops proprietary AR tools and applications for brands, companies and other complementary technology firms across fashion, retail/CPG, art, media + entertainment. REIFY creates multi-sensory augmented reality experiences, allowing for a deeper and more meaningful connection between a brand and their audience. To date REIFY has worked with clients including Spotify, Refinery29, Neiman Marcus, Syfy Channel, The Tate Modern, and Unilever.
Researcher at MIT Media Lab
Judith Amores is a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab in Fluid Interfaces. She holds a Multimedia Engineer degree and has worked as a HCI Researcher at URL Barcelona and Microsoft Research. She has been exploring the interaction between people and computers with different types of interfaces and designs and has developed interactive prototypes in the area of mixed reality, remote collaboration and technologies for entertainment and learning. Judith is passionate about creating innovation through technology, mixing the real and virtual world. Her work seeks to push the boundaries of design and technology to create solutions with the power to transform our lives