A monthly meetup for virtual reality enthusiasts to program, demonstrate, and talk about the upcoming wave of VR



The Psychology of Virtual Space and Lightning Talks 

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hatch Fenway @ Landmark Center (8th Floor - East Elevators)

401 Park Drive, Boston, MA

Price: $4/prsn









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The Psychological Foundations of Immersive Media

Immersive media (AR, VR, MR, etc.) have been around for decades, but only recently accessible to the public. Today, we have an explosion of creativity in new inventions and new uses, almost every day.  Dr. Jacobson will describe how these media work, psychologically, which sets the requirements for all immersive technology, no matter how advanced. He will cut through the word soup and give the audience a way to categorize all immersive media. Attendees will leave with a basic framework for using VR and AR to engage, entertain, and get work done.


Jeffrey Jacobson Ph.D.,

Worked in Virtual and Augmented Reality for 25 years, developing innovative solutions to interesting problems in education, medicine, construction, architecture, and VR technology development. His academic research on human learning in virtual space is published in the scientific literature and well respected. Today, Dr. Jacobson runs a successful consulting business, ConstructionVR, advising businesses and professionals on all aspects of VR and AR technology. He is also a longtime organizer of BostonVR.



• 6:00pm - Doors open, demos begin, snacks are served.

• 7:00 - 7:30pm - Dr. Jeff Jacobson's talk on immersive media begins 

• 7:30 - 8:00pm - Lightning talks (TBA) 

• 8:15 - 9:45 Demofest!!

• 9:45 -  Afterparty To be determined



We will be selling some nifty Boston VR unisex t-shirts! They sell out quickly so bring cash if you are interested. All proceeds go towards future events like this one.

T-Shirts will be available and are $15 each. 

BostonVR is a 501c3 certified non-profit and any proceeds will go towards funding more VR events and making Boston into a VR hub! 



Ask away in our slack channel for a quick response or message use directly in meetup. 

Want to play VR with others?

 Join the Boston VR Steam Group 

If all these channels aren’t enough you can also reach out to me on twitter via @craigtherndon and Jason via @jasonparksvr







Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 12:40am
Signups are now open for our April meetup, featuring talks about 3D avatar creation from @Morph3D & @DigitalPrecept:
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 12:40am
Want to be a rock star in VR? Now you can, thanks to local game studio @Harmonix!
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 12:40am
Thanks to @HatchFenway for hosting us last night!

For anybody who wasn't able to make it, here's the recording:
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:55pm
Tonight: a talk about the psychology of virtual space, two lightning talks, and new VR demos. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:03am
I'm excited for VRLA, the world's largest #VR expo, on April 14-15th! Are you going? Discount code: VRLA_Boston BostonVRMeetup photo

Help Us Keep Boston Virtual Reality a Reality

Our Meetups are possible because of support from our sponsors, our presenters, and you. Your support makes Boston VR an engaging and accessible public community. We are part of Public VR, a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.


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