Program 2017


Project Myron

Project Myron

Nick Hartmann, Bart Kok (Project Myron), Nicole Laux (XMG), Arsène van de Bilt (Manus VR), Zoë Michelle Wolzak

First look at ‘Project Myron’! An intense VR experience by Saxion (University of Applied Sciences), supported by innovation leaders Xsens, Manus VR, XMG and Virtual Dutch Men.

Project Myron is a collaboration between students from the study program CMGT (Creative Media and Game Technologies) of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences and technology leaders The Virtual Dutch Men, Xsens, Manus VR and XMG. In 5 months' time, the students' goal is to create an 8 player arena shooter experience, in which two teams of 4 players try to outplay each other.

Together with the MoCap suits of Xsens, the MoCap gloves of Manus VR, the backpack pc's of XMG and under the guidance of The Virtual Dutch Men this innovative project kicked off in early February 2017.

The name "Project Myron" comes from Myron W. Krueger, who is considered to be one of the first virtual and augmented reality researchers. With his project "Videoplace", the foundation for interactive virtual reality experiences was established. Project Myron is a tribute to this visionary VR pioneer.

Nick Hartmann

Nick Hartmann

Bart Kok

Bart Kok , Project Lead, Project Myron,

Bart Kok is both Studio Manager at the Interactive Media department of the 3D Studio 'ArchiVision' and the VR Studio 'The Virtual Dutch Men' and holds a BAT in 3D (game) concepting / interaction design from the Saxion University of Applied Sciences of Enschede. His passion for technology got his team enthusiastic for the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign and his interests and expertise are in the area of 3D real-time visualizations/Virtual Reality and consulting/creating ideas for VR based on customer needs. He travels all over the globe to try out the latest and greatest developments in VR and has given numerous inspirational speeches at workshops, meetings and symposia.

Nicole Laux

Nicole Laux , Speaker, XMG

Arsène van de Bilt

Arsène van de Bilt , Speaker, Manus VR

Zoë Michelle Wolzak

Zoë Michelle Wolzak

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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