I look excited in this pict... hahaha.. That's cos Jaron Lanier said something that I wanted to laugh at and of course am honoured to have a shot with the world renowned scientist and VR guru ma. Forget wat he said exactly though.
Look at his locks!!! They are amazing I tell you. He was twirling them all the time during his entire presentation. Its a wonder how they can stay in place into something similar to tying ur hair in half. K.. I'm gushing...!
No wonder he is who he is. This guy's terribly smart k. Total coolness~~! Imagine me trying to present something to him that he's so good at. Ah duh.. Abit fei you know.
Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author.
Computer science bio:
Lanier's name is often associated with Virtual Reality research. Indeed, he did coin the term ‘Virtual Reality’ and in the early 1980s founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products. In the late 1980s he lead the team that developed the first implementations of multi-person virtual worlds using head mounted displays, for both local and wide area networks, as well as the first "avatars", or representations of users within such systems. While at VPL, he co-developed the first implementations of virtual reality applications in surgical simulation, vehicle interior prototyping, virtual sets for television production, and assorted other areas. He led the team that developed the first widely used software platform architecture for immersive virtual reality applications. Sun Microsystems acquired VPL’s seminal portfolio of patents related to Virtual Reality and networked 3D graphics in 1999.
Normally, we are jack of all trades and master of none. Yet this man standing right before me is master of so many! I should have gotten his birthdate from him man and see if it tallies with zi wei dou shu. Not to forget this guy has got serious interest in the Chinese culture lor. Heard he plays certain chinese string instruments. Haven't got a chance to verify with him since he's mobbed all the time.