The Future of Virtual Reality | Phil Kauffold | TEDxSonomaCounty

The Future of Virtual Reality | Phil Kauffold | TEDxSonomaCounty

Phil Kauffold takes us through his perspectives on the future of virtual reality gaming and technology.

Phillip Kauffold studied Animation at Art Institute of California San Francisco. He got his start in video games working on Tomb Raider: Anniversary at Crystal Dynamics. He eventually managed the cinematics pipeline, which lead to a whole new career path where he could use both his artistic and technical skills. Phil started teaching character and creature rigging at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2012. He continues to work on multiple virtual reality projects.

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By |2018-07-10T19:59:05+00:00July 12th, 2017|


  1. Fabrice Pöhlmann July 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Super inspiring, especially all thoughts about how VR can change our education system :))

  2. catalina grigorasi July 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Hey, I have recently read an inspiring interview about the future of VR. You will
    find very interesting ideas from Rohith Bhat, the founder of Robosoft
    Happy reading!

  3. hidoconnor303 July 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Dude, Human gyroscope seat needs to be connected with the VR head set to produce movement sensations.

  4. Chris Chapman July 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    ​I think we are focusing too hard on exotic optics, and not realizing the technology we have today. So do this: take bendable display technology (Fundamentally a semiconductor process) and shrink the pixels to the 220 pixels per degree (8K+) Then bend the display around the eyes to create a field of view arc. Guess what, light weight, bendable, shapable, low power. Now when a user wears a display first, they go though a calibration for their eyes (why generic exotic one stop shop wont work). This is a lot like calibrating TrueType fonts using subpixels.

  5. MagesticMango July 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Imagine a tactical game like rainbow six siege in VR :O

  6. Wish Producer July 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    who is that volunteer !? wow !

  7. KASH KAL July 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Nostrils going ham

  8. Cyrus James-Khan July 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    insert heavy breathing cat meme

  9. fajar adi Pradana July 12, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    VR : A new way to watch porn …..

  10. Werdsyo Titsgo July 12, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    When they wire porno directly into your cerebral cortex 😉 that's when things'll be a kickin'

  11. Paradise Decay July 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    There is already a Moon Landing experience it's called 'Apollo 11 VR' and the same development team are bringing us 'Titanic VR'.

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