Today marks the first day of ISMAR09 which has been the Workshop Day. I participated in the Industry Workshop which was chaired by Noora Guldemond from Metaio. I’m not going to go into a ton of detail today because there’s not much time until the next event, but the presentations and discussions were excellent. The section with the HMD makers, Microvision and Vuzix, drew the most interest as our room population doubled during their part. I plan on doing a whole post later this week or next devoted to the information gleaned from the HMD discussion.
I also got to participate in a wonderful discussion last night with Programmer Joe, Noah Zerkin, Robert Rice and Ori Inbar. The topics flew and so did the time as we went way later than I had planned to stay up. It would have been nice to have Tish (who was in her room working on a presentation) and Rouli (who could not make it) there too. I think I owe a round of drinks for the next round-table.
That’s all for now. Looking forward to tonight’s keynote speaker with Mark Mine from Disney Imagineering and then tomorow for another day of augmented reality goodness.