Chris Wren

After 12 years making AAA video games in northern California, Chris shifted into higher-ed and has been instructing…

About Me

After 12 years making AAA video games in northern California, Chris shifted into higher-ed and has been instructing Computer Game Design at George Mason University for 7 years while researching and running a small AR/VR company www.wrenar.com. Chris is a very active member of the DCVR community and regularly attends and gives talks on the topics of VR and AR. 

 

 

2016: The year of VR in review
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2016: The year of VR in review

  As we march into the tail end of 2016, “The Year of VR”, let’s take some stock in what has happened this year, look ahead at how the market will develop, and then drill down to see what this means for employment and business prospects within the sector. The dawn of consumer VR happened […]

The Cars Have Eyes! NVIDIA Unveils Self Driving Car System at CES 2016
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The Cars Have Eyes! NVIDIA Unveils Self Driving Car System at CES 2016

NVIDIA held their CES 2016 press event last night. The entire focus was on their ability to make a self driving car safe, and the incredible task of how they accomplish this using computer vision, really fast GPUs and really smart deep learning algorithms. If you haven’t been following this, strap in, this is a very […]

2015 Virtual Reality Scorecard
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2015 Virtual Reality Scorecard

2015 was a year of massive interest and development in VR. Apparently Facebook’s $2.3 billion Oculus Rift adventure in 2014 put some blood in the water. It seemed there was a new VR conference happening every week, even conferences with little to do with VR decided to add a side-wing or extension to embrace the […]

Here it is: Social VR…Again.
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Here it is: Social VR…Again.

With the advent of consumer VR, and just this weekend, the introduction of a very robust web browser offering from Samsung for the GearVR, it is time to revisit the issue of what the internet in Virtual Reality is, and whether this time it will be different. It goes without saying that Virtual and Augmented […]

Things you won’t need for the future.
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Things you won’t need for the future.

Glimpses of it are everywhere, an awesome technological future is coming up fast, so as we hurtle toward it, don’t be sad or frightened, I’ve seen it and it is bright, and  let’s remember that sometimes technology allows us to purge some of the clutter that’s had us in the stone age for centuries. Typing […]

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