We are pleased to announce that Mark Pesce will be one of the Keynote Speakers for WWW2017. Mark Pesce is an inventor, author, educator, broadcaster and entrepreneur. In 1991 he founded Ono-Sendai Corporation, the first consumer virtual reality startup, inventing a orientation sensor (US Patent 5,526,022) for low-cost virtual reality applications, adopted by Sega Corporation for their Virtua VR head-mounted display. In 1994, Pesce co-invented the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), the first standard for interactive 3D graphics on the World Wide Web. While running the VRML Architecture Group, a consortium of industry and academic stakeholders furthering VRML standards development, Pesce founded BlitCom, the first startup to use VRML to deliver streaming entertainment. In 1998, Pesce was invited to found the Graduate Program in Interactive Media at the University of Southern California’s world-famous School of Cinema-Television, teaching the next generation of creative professionals how to master emerging technologies for storytelling. In 2003, Mark was invited to Sydney to establish the Program in Emerging Media at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and continues to work with students through his Honorary Appointment in the Digital Cultures Program at the University of Sydney. Pesce writes fortnightly a column for the internationally respected tech publication The Register, and for seven years was a panelist and judge on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s hit series The New Inventors, celebrating Australia’s newest inventions and inventors. He currently hosts This Week in Startups Australia, the nation’s leading tech podcast.
20 March 2017
Hear Yoelle Maarek on Wednesday 5th; Mark Pesce on Thursday 6th, and Melanie Johnston-Hollitt on Friday 7th of April. See: http://www.festivaloftheweb.com.au/news/
16 March 2017
The organisers of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference are pleased to announce that Yoelle Maarek, Vice President of Research at Yahoo, will be a keynote speaker at WWW2017 in Perth, Australia from 3-7 April 2017, as part of Perth’s inaugural Festival of the Web.
23 February 2017
Inventor, author, educator, broadcaster and entrepreneur Mark Pesce will give a keynote speech at WWW2017. A pioneer of 3D on the web, and co-inventor of VRML, Mark is currently host of This Week in Startups - Australia’s leading tech podcast.
16 December 2016
A complete list of dates for WWW2017 paper submissions, acceptances, notification and the provision of camera-ready art.
15 December 2016
15 full day and 6 half day workshops have been accepted for WWW2017. These will run over Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April, 2017. Visit our Workshops and Tutorials page for details: http://www.www2017.com.au/program/workshops-and-tutorials.php