Exploring Augmented Reality

November 16, 2016 3:00 pm

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. entitled “Exploring Augmented Reality.” The hearing will examine the emergence, benefits, and implications of augmented reality technologies. Unlike virtual reality that creates a wholly simulated reality, augmented reality attempts to superimpose images and visual data on the physical world in an intuitive way.  


•    Mr. Brian Blau, Research Vice President, Gartner

•    Mr. John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. (developer of Pokémon GO)

•    Mr. Brian Mullins, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DAQRI

•    Mr. Stanley Pierre-Louis, General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association

•    Mr. Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington

* Witness list subject to change


Hearing Details:


Full Committee Hearing

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

3:00 p.m.


This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available at www.commerce.senate.gov.

Senate Russell Office Building Washington, DC
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