Motion capture technology – such as that used in the blockbuster film “Avatar” - and its potential to make the Lawton/Fort Sill community a regional hub for this new technology will be the focus of Tech Night on Tuesday, November 16. Tech Night, sponsored by Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES), takes place at 6 p.m. in Howell Hall, Room 107, the site of Cameron’s new state-of-the-art motion capture/simulations training lab. The event is open to anyone with an interest in technology.
Steve Abbott, 3D/Video Project Leader for Stanley, Inc. will lead a discussion about the ever-changing world of motion capture technology, including Microsoft’s $150 Kinect Motion Capture and Audio input device and Cameron’s new Motion Capture lab. Areas of discussion will include how inexpensive motion capture training and input technology can impact a cross-section of industries including business, medicine, military services and the non-gaming world in general; the unique position occupied by the Lawton/Fort Sill community holds due to this new technology, and how utilization of motion capture technology can lead to high tech jobs in southwest Oklahoma.
Tech Night is an informal monthly gathering of students, industry leaders and others working in or interested in technology. The aim is to network, discuss new technologies and their applications, and exchange ideas and information.
For more information or to RSVP for Tech Night, call 581-5447.
November 11, 2010