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David Denton

Architect / Urban Planner in Knoxville

A Journey Into the Virtual World

PRESENTED ON AUG 19, 2014
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 12

Architect / Urban Planner David Denton recently relocated to Knoxville from Los Angeles. A former Managing Partner of Frank Gehry Associates, David has been working in the Virtual World for seven years and is founder of the K2C project funded by the US State Department bringing together American and Egyptian architecture students in collaboration in the Virtual World via avatars. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 11, 2014.

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Virtual vs. Habitable Space

BY VIVIANA DE LOERA
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Viviana De Loera challenges architects, builders, and designers to compare the virtual “templates” designed by for-profit companies like Google and Facebook to the frenzied condo living, boxed dwellings, and office spaces we exist in every day. What are we teaching the “template generation” in both their virtual and habitable spaces?

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2014.

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Virtual Words for Language Learners

BY MIKE MCKAY
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mike McKay shares some insider tips on the why and how of seting up and conducting online language lessons in Second Life. He uses virtual worlds to encourage his students to practice speaking English.

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Immersive Imaging

BY ZAK NIAZI
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Zak Niazi speaks about constant changing technology, and how cameras have more or less stayed the same. He speaks about new methods of immersing the viewer in the image, rather than just limiting our photographic media to a simple, two-dimensional rectangle. Zak believes in a future where we will be able to share our experiences, rather than just our snapshots.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 22, 2014.

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Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier

BY CHRISTIAN TALMAGE
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

What is the next frontier? Anywhere, with virtual reality. Christian Talmage, virtual reality frontiersman and Design Director at River Studios, talks all things this reality and beyond.

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Virtual Poetry

BY SERGIO RAMOS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

Computers have been around for a while now but in some ways they have remained underused. Just like a paint brush can be used to paint a door or to paint a piece of art, the computer has the same duality. Just like the paint brush, the computer requires a skill set to explore its creative and poetic potential. Sergio Ramos discusses how computers allow us to create virtual poetry. When this was realized, preconceived notions of how a computer should be used, have been restricting us from looking into how the computer works and how can one extrapolate its processes.

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

BY RONNIE CLARKE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."

In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. 

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The Reality of Virtual Reality

BY MARCO ROSA
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

“The reality of virtual reality is that we are still away from that, but we getting there faster than you can imagine! ”

In "The Reality of Virtual Reality" From PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40 Marco Rosa shares about the idea of what is the reality of virtual reality. Where is the technology right now? What is involved in creating meaningful virtual reality experiences? What are the dangers and pitfalls of VR? Why is there so much hype around VR? What the future holds for VR and how can it positively impact the world. His focus on this presentation will be on the educational application and possibilities that VR offers us.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 13th, 2017. 

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GalacticaVision, Enter the Age of Lore: A Journey into the Emerging Technology of Virtual Reality

BY NATHAN THORIN
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

It has been and amazingly fun, passionate entrepreneurial adventure in the emerging tech of virtual reality the last 4 years! Join GalactaVision as they discuss their inception, accelerator, testing in front of thousands, the completed projects, their current endeavors and the plan for the future. From supporting the Oculus Rift Kickstarter to launching their own Kickstarter for their VR RPG game of Lore - GalactaVision has gained a tremendous amount of information in their journey that they are excited to share with you. Nathan Thorin explains.

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Imagine the Impossible

BY BRETT MCCALL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

Brett McCall explores the immersive experiences provided by modern virtual reality technology in 2017. Then the challenge for what the technology can do beyond today.