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Friday, September 1 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
The (Virtually) Real Economy

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Come join us for a discussion on the ways virtual reality will impact different industries and our habits as everyday people. Through entertainment, health, wellness and travel, virtual reality could revolutionize the way we live. Hear from experts and entrepreneurs in the VR/AR industry to see how they are shaping the future.

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Kimberly Hearn

Kimberly Hearn is a senior public policy and administration major at James Madison University. She is a fourth year member of the Honors College and Marching Royal Dukes. Outside of school, gaming is her biggest hobby and she developed an interest in virtual reality at a young ag... Read More →

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Dr. Phil Frana

Associate Dean of the Honors College and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, James Madison University
Philip Frana is Associate Dean of the Honors College and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies at James Madison University. He is author of the forthcoming book The Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence and Automation from ABC-CLIO. Titles of his recent class... Read More →
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Maria Schultheis

Dept Head and Professor, Psychology Department, Drexel University
Maria Schultheis, PhD, is the Department Head for the Department of Psychology as well as a Professor with appointments in the Department of Psychology and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Schultheis is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who received he... Read More →
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Nick Swayne

LTC Nick Swayne retired in December 2006 with over 26 years of service and has worked at James Madison University in a variety of positions since leaving active duty. He currently serves as the Executive Director of 4-Virginia – a formal collaboration of six Virginia universities driven by 4 initiatives. Since its inception, 4-VA has supported advancements in research between institutions, piloted and shared innovative courses, redesigned courses to improve student outcomes, implemented new instructional technologies, hosted workshops, conferences and served as the catalyst for a number of other programs. He is the founding director of the JMU X-Labs and directs a number of experiential courses on diverse topics like Virtual and Augmented Reality, Unmanned Systems, Hacking 4 Defense, and... Read More →
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Canny Weems

Virtually Anywhere started in 1998 as an offshoot of a successful commercial photography studio owned and operated since 1984 by Carrington “Canny” Weems.  Mr. Weems started VA with the goal of not relying on tricky, cool “spin around” versions of his own photos, but instead with... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
5 - South (250)

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