Is VR for real?

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“Virtual Reality will Change the World.” “How Virtual Reality will Change Interior Design.” “How will Virtual Reality Change our Lives?” “Will VR Change the Way Architects Design?” “Why will Virtual Reality Change Design Forever?” “Virtual Reality will Change Business as We Know It?”
...These are just a few titles of recent articles about the Virtual Reality.

Until now, our experience with media and storytelling has been 2-dimensional at best. We have been limited by words and our imagination, or by images and our ability to interpret them. But the hype around virtual reality is big and, judging by these articles, the opportunities to alter how we interact in the world are immense.

So what does this actually mean for our everyday lives? For the work of designers? For ability we have to solve problems for businesses or for society? Tonight, in partnership with Fjord and the Herman Miller Studio, we will discover the question Virtual Reality is raising in our ability to tell stories, solve problems, build new careers, and, possibly, find new solutions to the problems we can not solve.

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Fjord is a global design and innovation consultancy, using the power of design to create services people love.

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Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.

6:45 PM: Meet & Greet
7:30 PM: Introduction
7:35 PM: Opening Speaker
7:50 PM: Main Speaker
8:30 PM: Q&A
8:45 PM: Closing Remarks
8:50 PM: Giveaways
9:00 PM: After Party

Ticket Pricing
Members (Contributing & Supporting): $15
Members (Sustaining & above): Free
Non-Members: $25

Requests for cancellation refunds may be granted only up to 24 hours before the event starts.

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About Our Speakers

Jessica Kantor is an LA based director, producer and interactive storyteller. Jessica has been sought out for her work in 360 Video and Virtual Reality. Jessica’s credits include a short VR film called THE ARCHER which was programmed in the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival and the Liege Webfest. ASHES which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and went on to play at Arles VR Festival and Edinburgh Digital Festival. Jessica has created 360 videos for Miller Lite/, RallyBound, and Wiser Distillery.

James Milward is the founder of the two time Emmy®, three time Webby and Cannes Lion Award-winning content studio for emerging platforms, Secret Location. A regular speaker on the merging worlds of digital, interactive entertainment and brand enabled content, in just eight short years, James has grown Secret Location into a world-class creative and production studio with a team of sixty with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.

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When & Where
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Herman Miller Studio
3641 Holdrege Avenue # 100
Los Angeles, CA 90016