February 12

Launching Alternative Realities and Understanding Implications: mediaX Roundtable

The questions we study in the next 2 years will significantly impact new opportunities in content, usability, standards, and business models across application areas in health, business, entertainment, and education. This is a time-critical point for a multi-disciplinary, cross-industry exploration of the best questions for research – in both companies and Stanford labs.

Topics for discussion include:

·Human impact – attitude and behavior change, identity management, ethics and privacy, empowerment
·AI integration into VR/AR– scene comprehension, contextualization, ethics
·Platform opportunities – IP, accountability, ownership, micropayments, personalization, interoperability

This Event is Fully Subscribed. For questions, contact Addy Dawes.


Jeremy Bailenson

Jeremy Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual and Augmented Reality, in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. His lab builds and studies systems that allow people to meet in virtual space, and explores the changes in the nature of social interaction. His most recent research focuses on how virtual experiences can transform education, environmental conservation, empathy, and health. He is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford.

Walter Greenleaf

Walter Greenleaf is a behavioral neuroscientist and a medical technology developer working at Stanford University. With over three decades of research and development experience in the field of digital medicine and medical virtual reality technology, Walter is considered a leading authority in the field. Dr. Greenleaf has designed and developed numerous clinical systems over the last thirty-three years, including products in the fields of: surgical simulation, 3D medical visualization, telerehabilitation, clinical informatics, clinical decision support, point-of-care clinical data collection, ergonomic evaluation technology, automatic sleep-staging systems, psychophysiological assessment, and simulation-assisted rehabilitation technologies, as well as products for behavioral medicine. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with mediaX.