Post date: Sep 11, 2011 4:59:19 PM
VR Geeks Newsletter - 01
Welcome to the first VR Geeks newsletter !
The VR Geeks is a non-for-profit association of Virtual Reality enthusiasts (professionals and amateurs), whose goal is just to have fun with VR.
A consequence is that we’re looking for cheap ways to do VR.
The VR Geeks association is part the French VR association AFRV.
A lot has happened since one year, so here’s a review !
The association has been created in February 2011, and the board was elected :
- David Rauline : Secretary
- Geoffrey Subileau : Treasury
- Sébastien Kuntz : President
The association now has more than 60 members and 4 honorary members :
- Carolina Cruz-Neira: VR Pioneer, co-creator of the first CAVE
- Christophe Chartier, CEO Immersion SAS
- Didier Bouchon, video game pioneer
The mailing-list now has 145 members.
You can also follow us on our Facebook page.
Our main activity during this year has been to meet-up regularly (in bars and in Le Cube, digital technology center) and share knowledge.
We have visited the VR center of the Mines-ParisTech robotic center :
The other kit is based on a 3D projector and costs 1000€ :
Then we were invited to Intel’s Geek So In event :
What’s next ?
We have lots of plans for this year: visit more VR centers, create more applications, train our members on VR tools, take part in events … This is going to be an exciting year !
We’re looking for hardware to be able to create more applications, so if you have spare hardware that you don’t use anymore, or if you’re a company and you’re willing to sponsor us, let us know !
How to become a member ?
You can freely join the mailing-list.
You can support us by becoming a member. Membership costs 10€. You will receive an official “VR Geek” badge. Simply send us an email stating that you want to become a member and we will send the full instructions to you!