John Underkoffler
CEO, Oblong Industries
Biography
John Underkoffler is Founder and CEO of Oblong Industries, developer of the gspeak Spatial Operating Environment and the Mezzanine system for immersive visual collaboration across the enterprise. Oblong’s technological trajectories build on fifteen years of foundational work at the MIT Media Lab, where Underkoffler was responsible for innovations in real-time computer graphics systems, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. Underkoffler was a science advisor to films including Minority Report, The Hulk (Ang Lee), and Iron Man. He is the 2015 National Design Award winner for Interaction Design; examples of his work are now in the Smithsonian archive.
John Underkoffler
CEO, Oblong Industries
Building Future UI to Build the Future

User interface (UI) is the sole bridge between human and machine. But actual UI has made shockingly little progress over the last thirty years—except in the realm of science fiction. In this workshop, you'll use the real-world version of one of the most famous movie UIs—the spatial, gestural interface from 2002's Minority Report—to prototype an even more advanced UI.