Radical Galaxy Studio founder Matthew Shaffer had the pleasure to speak at the January lunch talk for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in Seattle, Washington. CREW was founded in 1989 and has over 10,000+ members globally.
Until recently, augmented reality (AR), as a palpable concept, was floating somewhere between a filament of avid developers’ vivid imaginations and scripts of sci-fi blockbusters.
Today, we’re on the verge of being able to firmly walk into the realm of augmented reality: a place where digital information is interwoven into the actual physical world. Lines are seamlessly blurred together and one is essentially unable to pinpoint where actual reality ends and the augmented one begins. And this is, perhaps, where its main appeal lies.
The January lunch talk for CREW will tackle the thorny topic of technology. Matthew Shaffer of Radical Galaxy Studios will discuss how VR is affecting CRE; and there will be a demonstration booth where you don the VR goggles! Jenny Moshea of Sellen Construction will explain how that company has partnered with Ekso Bionics, which makes exoskeleton vests that lessen arm fatigue in workers, thereby reducing potential injuries and increasing worker efficiency. Also on the panel is Marlo Dowell of Katerra. The event is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 11 at Motif’s Emerald Ball Room, 1415 Fifth Ave. Info and registration: crewnetwork.org.