Leading augmented reality podcaster to talk ‘smartglasses’ at Brock event

Glasses that feed you information on where to go and who you’re talking to are often thought to be more common in the movies than on Main Street. Yet ‘smartglasses’ are the next big breakthrough in wearable technology.

Next week, Jason McDowall, host of the No. 1 augmented reality (AR) podcast, The AR Show with Jason McDowall, will join leading AR researcher and Goodman School of Business Assistant Professor Joachim Scholz in a conversation to discuss how AR fits into the evolution of personal computing. The live webinar, which is open to the public, takes place Wednesday, May 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The pair will discuss what the use cases are for AR, how cellphone-based AR leads into smartglasses and what the near future of AR smartglasses looks like.

“Jason is so well connected to the ecosystem around AR and is a leading expert in this field,” Scholz said. “He’s the interviewer who talks to all these innovators so it will be great to hear how he distills that information and shares it back with us.”

McDowall is also the Vice-President of Visual Experience at Ostendo, which has created a breakthrough visual engine for AR smartglasses utilizing proprietary microLED display and novel optics. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UCLA Anderson and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

The conversation is part of Scholz’s Augmented Reality Marketing undergraduate class but is open to anyone who’s interested. Goodman is the first business school in the world to offer augmented reality courses at both the undergraduate and MBA level.

Anyone interested in attending the session can register here to receive a link to the livestream.

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