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ASK A FUTURIST: XR and Simulation with Toshi Hoo
Join us Wednesday, August 12th at 9:00am PT for a conversation with IFTF Research Director Toshi Hoo and IFTF Vantage Research Director Vanessa Mason exploring XR, simulation, and other experiential technologies will transform how we relate to the world and each other.

ASK A FUTURIST is a public Q&A series sponsored by IFTF Vantage as a forum for you to ask questions and hear answers from IFTF futurists drawing on insights from years of research and experience.

Aug 12, 2020 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Toshi Hoo
Emerging Media Lab (EML) Director @Institute for the Future
Toshi leads the EML at IFTF to research and explore the implications of rapidly evolving technologies and platforms that are transforming human communication. He brings years of creative, new media, large-scale production expertise that bridges IFTF emerging media research to create immersive futures experiences that span a wide variety of domains and sectors. He has worked on a range of cutting edge experiential media projects utilizing interactive and immersive technologies (such as AR and VR). Under Toshi's direction, the EML at IFTF serves as a prototyping studio, an independent research group, and an active participant in the continually evolving relationship between humans and the sophisticated media systems we create. Prior to IFTF, Hoo served as media technology consultant for famed futurist, Ray Kurzweil, and produced live VR demonstrations with Kurzweil for the TED stage. In 2007, Hoo co-directed the feature length documentary 'The Singularity is Near’ with Kurzweil.