• Vlad Vukicevic
  • VR Research Mozilla
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Vlad: Vlad has been involved with Mozilla Firefox and the Web since 2004, where he has focused on expanding the multimedia and graphics capabilities to the Web platform. He created and worked to standardize WebGL, serving as the chair of the WebGL working group within Khronos for two years. He has additionally done work on the Firefox front end, Android ports, the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine, and other components of the Web platform. He currently leads a research group at Mozilla working on bringing Virtual Reality capabilities to the Web.


  • Virtual Reality & The Future of the Web
  • Time: TBD | Room: E-135
What is VR? Why is it special? What will happen when we combine it—spatial, immersive, and performance intensive—with the wild and eclectic web? What creative possibilities will open up? Which web values will be strengthened—interoperability, user privacy, security, etc—and which will change? Virtual reality is a new medium. It presents us with challenges and opportunities completely unlike anything we’ve encountered in mobile or desktop. In this talk we will explore the bleeding edge of the VR web: how developers can create VR web experiences today, what we’re learning about visual and interaction design best practices, how to extend responsive design to VR, and what we as web professionals need to learn from peers in fields like game design, visual effects and architecture.