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Tom Furness is back for more!

Professor Tom Furness is a world renown pioneer in human interface technology, widely known as the grandfather of virtual reality. He is the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab) at the University of Washington, founder of the Virtual World Society, and founder and international director of the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and the HIT Lab Australia at the University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania.

Over a career spanning 53 years, Prof. Furness has been exploring and developing technologies for getting bandwidth between humans and computing machines. His work has encompassed fighter cockpits, virtual reality, retinal displays, educational tools, medical simulators, pain, phobias, molecular modeling, scanning fiber endoscopes and entertainment systems. This quest has been punctuated with side trips and ‘aha’ experiences that have led to unanticipated destinations. Dr. Furness will talk about lessons learned on his journey including unexpected delights…with a focus on the potential of VR to set minds on fire for education and training applications.

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