Studio Tour: Oblong

Join us for a studio tour of Oblong, a company of designers, programmers, and hardware engineers, who are also looking to expand their design team. They are working on “the most interesting problem we can think of” which is how to make computers more flexible, capable, useful, interactive, and empowering. Oblong’s Chief Scientist, John Underkoffler, designed the computer interfaces in the film Minority Report. These are, famously, gestural systems. But they do much more than simply allow users to point and gesture to interact with computers. These are spatial, networked, multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device computing environments. Today Oblong has offices in Los Angeles, Barcelona, and Boston and demo showrooms in New York, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, London, Boulder, and Silicon Valley. They work with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and universities. Their customers include Boeing, Saudi Aramco, GE, IBM, and SAP.

Oblong Industries, Inc. is located in the Arts District in Downtown L.A., in the alley between 2nd Street and 3rd Street.

7:00 PM Doors Open
7:30 PM Tour Starts with Q&A Afterwards

$20 Members Only
N/A Non-Members

Street parking available. Valet parking from the Cerveteca restaurant next door will be available to all attendees at no cost—just mention you are visiting Oblong. Valet is covered by Oblong (first come, first served).

Going Metro? Closest stop is the District/Little Tokyo stop on the Gold Line.

Social Media
Facebook: Oblong Industries
Twitter: @oblong_inc
Twitter: @AIGALosAngeles

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Event artwork courtesy of Clever Creative

When & Where
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oblong Industries, Inc.
923 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013