From content-coupled fitness equipment to next-gen interfaces, how will we entertain ourselves tomorrow? As part of the Gizmodo Home of the Future, join us for an evening exploring the way we'll play, co-hosted by our friends at Kotaku.
6 to 6:30pm:Rahul Mangharam and Orkan Telhan from the University of Pennsylvania's brand new Experience Design & Technology Lab, or xLab, will stop by Gizmodo's Home of the Future to present their bleeding-edge concepts and design prototypes that will redefine the technology of home entertainment in the years to come. Taking us over the horizon to see how all the senses will be engaged, xLab's work explores 4D experiences in everything from content-coupled fitness equipment to media-responsive children's toys.
- Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering, xLAB
- Orkan Telhan, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, xLab
- Moderated by Geoff Manaugh, Editor-in-Chief, Gizmodo
6:30 to 8:30pm: Following xLab's presentation, the editors of Gizmodo and Kotaku will steer a live debate about the future of gaming, including the limits of gamification and the next-gen interfaces you and your friends will play with next.
- Frank Lantz, NYU Game Center
- Stephen Totilo, Kotaku
- Bennett Foddy, foddy.net
- Kevin Slavin, MIT Media Lab, Playful Systems
- Doug Wilson, Die Gute Fabrik
- Gavin Brown, Scholastic
- and more to come...
Games of the Future: Let's Play
Saturday, May 17
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Gizmodo Home of the Future
268 Mulberry Street
New York City
Hours: 11:00 am to late. The Gizmodo gang will be working on-site all week—with super-fast wifi, on snazzy furniture—and we'll be hosting events every night. Check the schedule for all our programming here.
For all media inquiries regarding the Gizmodo Home of the Future, please contact Patrick Kowalczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.