Group Talk: Doug Bowman at Colorado State University

Doug Bowman will be traveling to Fort Collins, Colorado to give a series of talks on the future of augmented reality at Colorado State University. His main presentation will be on Augmented Reality as the Future of Personal Computing.

Personal computing went through a revolution just over a decade ago with the introduction of the smartphone. In this talk, He will argue that we are on the cusp of another huge change in the way we consume and interact with information—that augmented reality (AR) has the potential to replace not only our smartphones, but also our tablets, our desktops, and our TVs. With its ability to display virtual content anywhere, integrated seamlessly with our view of the real world, AR can give us the information we want anytime, anywhere. But there are many research challenges to address before this vision can become a reality. Of course, the technology needs to get better. At the same time, though, we must also design effective methods for interacting with and managing AR content, and we must understand the effects of always-on AR on individuals and societies.

He will be giving his keynote on October 14, at 11 AM at the Morgan Library Event Hall. He will also be speaking with professors from October 14-15 during his stay.