VR/AR Roundup: A Glimpse at SXSW 2016 Sessions

Written by Estevan Aviles | Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Photo by Tyler Draker

This week SXSW Music, Film and Interactive announced hundreds of conference programming that included a glimpse of what's in store for the all-new VR/AR Track that is part of Convergence programming. Take a look at some of these awesome panels you can expect to see in March.

  • NASA has partnered with Microsoft to create a cutting-edge simulation of Mars. Exclusively at SXSW 2016, explore the surface of Mars in augmented reality first hand.
  • Explore the best innovations that VR and AR will bring to you with none other than Robert Scoble and Nonny de la Peña, the “Godmother of Virtual Reality.”
  • As VR begins to balloon, the adult entertainment industry is catching on. Take a peek at how this industry looks to propel the future of VR as it has for several others before it.
  • Another great thing to expect is virtual tourism. Explore the highest peaks and greatest depths of the oceans in beautiful 360 degree film from the comfort of your own home.
  • Also in the news, take a look at how Google partnered up with the New York Times to bring virtual reality journalism through Google Cardboard. A relationship that was founded and developed through SXSW.

In summary, a lot of content that will be offered for next year explores the practical and new uses within VR/AR technologies. However, there are also several hard hitting panels to be announced that will explore other industry-building issues that come with this uncharted territory, so stay tuned to our website.

If you want to be a part of shaping the direction this industry goes, then be sure to attend the first-ever SXSW VR/AR Track on March 16-18. This programming is open to all SXSW badgeholders.

Registration for SXSW 2016 is open, make sure to get your badge before rates increase at the end of the day Friday, October 23.

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Photo by Tyler Draker