Off The Shelf Virtual Reality Workshop

We are organizing a workshop at the 2012 Virtual Reality Conference on “Off The Shelf Virtual Reality” (OTSVR). The workshop is Sunday March 4, 2012. Register for the VR conference, RSVP to our workshop, and submit your paper or demo by February 20, 2012.

This workshop was inspired by Randy Pausch’s 1991 paper, “Virtual Reality on Five Dollars a Day” and numerous other developers and researchers who have tried to make virtual reality inexpensive and accessible. Smartphones, video games, and game controllers like the Wiimote and Kinect have brought many virtual reality technologies to consumer price points.

What can you build using these inexpensive commodity technologies? What virtual worlds can you take us to?