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Tuesday, July 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
VR for Change Alcove Challenge Presentations

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G4C and AARP Innovation Lab teamed up to create the VR for Change Alcove Challenge, aiming to inspire developers to create immersive VR experiences that promote healthy living and intergenerational connection. The top projects will be published on the Alcove VR platform, enabling people of various ages and ethnicities to experience simple, beautiful and impactful virtual reality. Hear from the creator of Alcove VR and learn about the powerful experiences from Challenge finalists.

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Raul Carvajal

Festival Producer, Games for Change
After working closely with the Festival team to produce the 2018 Games for Change Festival, Raul now serves as the Director of Production & XR for Change at Games for Change. Raul fuses his background in film production and virtual reality development to bring together talented teams... Read More →

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Cezara Windrem

Innovation Catalyst, Head of VR, AARP Innovation Labs
Cezara is an emerging technologies leader, innovation and product executive employing immersive media and spatial computing to create valuable solutions to issues people face as they age. Creator of Alcove, the VR platform that brings together the intergenerational family connection... Read More →
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Peter Pichya

Creative Technologist / XR Developer / Experiential Designer
Peter Locharernkul, a creative technologist, has been developing interactives for a variety of audience, ranging from museum exhibits to trade shows to experiential marketing events. Embraces the complex discipline of testing and overcoming the limitations of hardware devices and... Read More →
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Awu Chen

Chief Experience Officer, Ama Inc.
Awu Chen leads an award winning team of cross disciplinary storytellers to tell personal stories using immersive media. Our goal is to tell stories that bring people together even when we are apart.
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Sharon Lin

Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sharon Lin is a third-year student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked on an XR experience through Oculus NextGen and Hacking VR, resulting in a team presentation at the Oculus Symposium in Menlo Park, CA. She has worked at the Open Documentary Lab, MIT Media... Read More →
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David Lobser

Creative Technologist, Object Normal
David Lobser is a Brooklyn based Creative Technologist with a focus on XR. His multi-user VR projects include Flock, which premiered at the Future of Storytelling Festival. Cosmic Sugar is a VR app which allows users to create particle system driven light shows and art in VR. His... Read More →
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Michael Owen

MediaCombo, Co-Founder
Michael Owen is a co-founder of MediaCombo, a digital media studio. With his partner Robin White Owen he has developed AR and VR experiences for The Morgan Library & Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center. In 2016 he went to Lake... Read More →

Tuesday July 14, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT