The HDI24D project has been featured on MBC News in Korea, which discussed the emerging virtual and augmented reality craze.
The piece opened with a clip showing a recent rendering project by Victoria University students Christopher Dean, Patrick Lui, Thomas Iorns and Jonathan Remnant. It also featured a short video made by Victoria University students Christopher Dean and Andrew Chalmers, displaying a mock-up of what the team hopes to achieve with HDI24D.
The show featured interviews with Professor Young J. Kim from EWHA Womans University, and discussed the scale of the market for the technology being developed, expected to reach $1.8 billion within 3 years.
The first Group Workshop for the HDI24D project has successfully concluded, with information and ideas shared all round.
Students and researchers from the four participating universities, as well as representatives from industry and from other disciplines all contributed to discussion about the next generation of home entertainment.
Each university gave multiple presentations showcasing their current work, and stimulating panel discussions were held at Wellington's iconic Wharewaka Function Centre. Participants then had a chance to socialize over dinner at the nearby Mac's Brewbar.
On behalf of all the team, we hope our visitors had a great stay here in New Zealand, and we look forward to seeing you all again!
An interview with Project Lead Dr. Taehyun Rhee has been published by the Sunday Star-Times, and is available on Stuff.