James Powderly

Biased Reality

Thursday, October 18th

16:00 - 16:45

Hall 1

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to build a cross-functional team of mixed reality designers
  • Learn about the technical and artistic challenge of representing a wide range of cultures with Avatars

If you were given the opportunity to remix reality with your own values, biases, and aspirations, what would it look like?

Where would you draw the line between serving the end consumer, society or your own fantasies?

Magic Leap designers Savannah Niles and James Powderly share stories and insight into the past 3 years of creating a vision of reality on an emerging technology platform.


Thursday, October 18th

16:00 - 16:45

Hall 1


James Powderly

Director of User Interaction and Experience - Magic Leap

James Powderly is an award-winning designer and engineer with a 15 year career creating empowering tools and experiences on two planets and across an improbable set of domains, including: space robots, graffiti, higher education, medical equipment, architecture, Do-it-Yourself, viral media and wearable computing.

His work has been featured on Mars, at the Sundance film festival, on the front page of YouTube, and in the permanent collection of the MoMA in NYC. James has won awards like Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica, and the Interactive Design of the Year from Design Museum, London. His work was featured in the Golden Lion-winning Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

James worked at Samsung Electronics in Seoul making fashion tech and AR devices and he is currently the Director of User Interaction & Experience at Magic Leap.

http://wikipowdia.org/portfolio/