Ishii, a Pioneer in Human Computer Interaction, to Reveal the Future of HCI

Santa Clara, CA, March 23, 2014 – The organizers of Augmented World Expo 2014 are proud to announce that Hiroshi Ishii, a noted professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab and pioneer in Human Computer Interaction, will kick off the final day with a Keynote address on the future of HCI. AWE 2014 will take place on May 27-29th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Well-known tech evangelist Robert Scoble will provide the keynote on May 28th.

Augmented World Expo, now in its fifth year, is the world’s largest international event for augmented reality, wearable computing, gesture devices, and the Internet of Things. This year’s show will boast over 200 exhibits from elite brands like Epson, Qualcomm and Intel to pioneering startup such as Daqri, Arqetype, Ngrain, and many more. Attendees will also experience a Wearable Fashion Show produced by Living in Digital Times, the Auggie Awards, a wearable tech Hackathon, the Glass Class: Designing Wearable Interfaces by Mark Billinghurst and 100 additional talks.

Hiroshi Ishii is Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. He joined the MIT Media Lab in October 1995. He founded and directs the Tangible Media research group, and co-directs the Things That Think (TTT) consortium.

Professor Ishii’s research focuses upon the design of seamless interfaces between humans, digital information, and the physical environment. His team seeks to change the “painted bits” of GUIs to “tangible bits” by giving physical form to digital information.

“Today’s mainstream Human Computer Interaction research addresses functional concerns – the needs of users, practical applications, and usability evaluation,” explains Professor Ishii. “At Augmented World Expo I’ll be revealing our vision for the future, which we call Radical Atoms – in which all digital information has a physical manifestation so that we can interact directly with it. This will actually re-invent the way people interact with computers by taking advantage of the richness of human senses. I will be showing a variety of interaction design projects that utilize this new approach.”

“Professor Ishii is a pioneer in Human Computer Interaction and his research and vision have already influenced everything that AWE is all about – augmented reality, wearable technology, and the Internet of Things,” said Ori Inbar, executive director of AWE 2014 and cofounder of Augmentedreality.org. “Truly, it is an honor to have him participate in AWE 2014 and give us a window into the future.”

For more information and to register to attend, please visit www.augmentedworldexpo.com. Please follow Augmented World Expo on twitter at @ARealityEvent and #AWE2014.

Meta to host Official VIP Party of AWE 2014

In addition, Meta, creator of the hotly anticipated and upcoming Meta Pro augmented reality glasses, will host the Official VIP Party of Augmented World Expo, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm on Tuesday May 27th at its campus in Portola Valley.  Please use the contact information above to request an invitation.

For more information contact:

Ethan Rasiel

Lightspeed PR



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