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Media Summit New York Looks at Virtual Reality as the Future of Entertainment

Meeting at the Bohemian National Hall (73rd Street btw. 2nd and 1st Ave), the 2016 Media Summit New York will  examine the role that virtual reality and augmented reality will play in the entertainment industry. Over the years, The Media Summit, run by Digital Hollywood's Victor Harwood, has tracked the way digital technology has altered the course of media and charted the way both business models and comsumer consumption of media has radically changed.

With HTC’s Vive, the Oculus Rift, and the Microsoft HoloLens gearing up for their releases, speculators are wondering whether we will see a radical shift in the way we will be consuming entertainment or if this will be the 21st century equivalent of Betamax.

NextVR co-founder DJ Roller, will be giving the keynote speech, offering a five-year projection for how VR and AR will affect the entertainment industry and investors.

Aaron Luber, Head of Partnerships at Google Cardboard will be discussing the New York Times’ recent efforts to use virtual reality as a media tool and how the Google Cardboard device will put it in the hands of the masses while expanding imaginations.

Other panels will look at the funding VR and AR projects. And considering that both the Oculus (priced at $600) and the Vive (priced at $800) are pretty high ticket items for general consumers, this will be a pretty weighty subject both for makers of the technology and those creating content specific to it.

Other panels include how the marketing of AR and VR is expanding and changing; there will be workshops for developing for these new devices, and how other forms of entertainment like music, sports, and TV will be affected by these new tools.

To learn more, go to:

Media Summit New York
March 2 - 3, 2016

Bohemian National Hall
73rd Street btw. 2nd and 1st Ave
New NY


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