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Thursday, March 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SHOW & TELL SESSION: A Closer Look at Some of the 'Next Big Things'

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New technologies are often referred to as 'game-changers' or as being 'disruptive'. We hear about these technologies but often do not have an opportunity to learn the details or interact with them.  This informal and highly interactive session is meant to provide this opportunity. 

We've all heard about it and have probably seen people wearing it - Google Glass.  But what is this technology? How do users interact with it?  What are possible practical uses for it?  Join us for a short conversation with Kate Agnew, managing director of Girls in Tech Minneapolis/St. Paul and someone who is among the early adopters working with Google to test this technology.  She will start off this session with a brief talk describing Google Glass and share her experiences.   Then we'll break into 'demonstration mode' where participants will have a chance to come up and try out and ask questions not only about Google Glass, but also other new technologies that are changing the way that we interact with technology.  Other technologies will include:

  • Oculus Rift - a virtual reality headset still in development.  Originally created for 3D gaming, it has been used by NASA to control robotics, by the Ford Motor Company to demo prototype cars, and in medicine for PTSD therapy.
  • LEAP Motion - a next-generation, gesture based, mouse-like device that senses how you naturally
    move your hands and lets you use your computer in a while new way.

Thursday March 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Leonard Center, Fieldhouse

Attendees (54)