115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903
Looking Glass is a startup based in Providence, Hong Kong and Brooklyn that is making the sci-fi dream of the hologram into reality. At the June 2017 Providence Geeks, Looking Glass CTO Alex Hornstein will present a few new prototypes of midair display and interaction technology that the company is working on. The first one is a low-cost DIY system that anyone can build at home and allows 2D midair display and interaction. You’ll also get to play with a nascent higher-end system that does full 3D display and interaction. Alex will share the weirdo sorcery that makes the displays work, explain the unexplored challenges with midair interaction, and talk about what we talk about when we talk about holograms.
The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15 min presentation/q&a around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking.
It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not to say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, 3d printing, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, and more! There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.