Laval Virtual, exhibitors pickup from 2016 #LavalVirtual


Thanks for your interest to come Laval Virtual. I’ve tried to pickup nice exhibitors from Laval Virtual 2016 (last edition).

in Laval” mark means, it locates in Laval city or near from Laval region area.

If you have any interest to come to Laval Virtual, please visit official site and some resources.

Non profit association / Institute 

CLARTE, non-profit VR support center, long time worked in Laval to motivate VR technologies. Mainly CAVE and CAD/CAM technology.
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. CLARTE is a research and a technological transfer center specialized in Virtual and Augmented Reality.

AM-ParisTech, my labo 😊 I guess some interesting colloaborations with local SMEs in Laval.
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. The Arts et Metiers ParisTech team, located in the heart of the Virtual Reality hub of Laval …

Laval 3Di : Art school for realtime graphics (in Laval)
Presentation. Laval 3Di is the first partnership of its kind bringing together different academic programs specialized in the creation of interactive numeric medias.

ESIEA, engineering school in Laval

Horizon JAPAN, Japanese study club in ESIEA

Acutually, they love Japan, they speak Japanese very well and they study VR, probably some students seeks internship in Japan. They may organize a party in Laval Virtual.
Merci Francois !


EDNA, Industrial art school, good sense for AR and new media (Nantes, not far from Laval)
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. Supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes-Saint Nazaire, L’École de design Nantes …


Local developper

Enozone, the president had stuided in Japan (in Laval)
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. Enozone is a company specialized in computer graphics and interactive 3D applications.
URANIOM, personarized avatar creation service (in Laval)
URANIOM demonstrates an interesting tool and service in Laval Virtual. You can create your high quality avatar for famous video game. Fallout4, FIFA, Skyrim,…
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. We are a digital studio in love with tech+art. Visual experience designers through gaming, motion design …

Global Player in VR, located in Laval / France


EON Reality, best global company of industrial VR. They have 22 entrepreneurship internship center in the world, Laval is most biggest one. in Laval
TEAM Alps (IVRC2016 invited), they are second educated students in EON Reality France. They have experienced in IVRC2016 Tokyo, they have a new project in Laval Virtual 2017.
Related: EON’s Students win Prize at Laval 2016 watch…
Orange, telecome company like NTT
Immersion, one of the big distributer of VR materials
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. Immersion, creating 3D experiences since 1994. European expert and international major player in …

Techviz, industrial visualization (Nihon Binary is cooperated)
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. TechViz is a software Editor and a global provider of a market-leading immersive 3D visualization technology.

ESI, virtual prototyping
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Product Engineering software and services with a strong …


Key technologies


Lumiscaphe, realtime renderer (Japan division exisit)
Presentation. About Lumiscaphe. Founded in 2001, Lumiscaphe is a software publisher and systems integrator of innovative solutions in the field of the Digital Aspect …

Haption, haptic robot mede in Laval (Nihon Binary is cooperated)
Present at the professional days (22-24 march) Presentation. HAPTION designs, manufactures and sells hardware and software solutions based on force-feedback.
Here are good video and photo in past Laval Virtual. You can also see student volunteers and local visitors.
You can find our videos on our youtube channel. Share : Partners

Call for Demo ReVolution 2017 TransHumanism++ (ver.3) #LavalVirtual

フランス最大のVRにおける国際イベント第19回「Laval Virtual」および、
公募デモ部門「ReVolution 2017」のご投稿のお誘いです。本年は [TransHumanism++] というテーマで募集しております。
また併催の国際会議 ACM VRIC とは分離したトラックで募集し、別途オープンアクセスのオンラインジャーナルを発行する予定です。


Laval Virtual ReVolutionの特徴である、往復の旅費等が支給される「招聘(Invites)」採択枠に併設して、今年度は大型展示に耐えられるよう「TransHumanism++ Stadium」という採択部門を用意しております。



皆様の応募をお待ちしております。  白井暁彦

—- please distribute to your channel —-


Presentations of the world’s most innovative achievements in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality and their future applications, Laval Virtual ReVolution is an annual honor of the world’s finest VR projects by Laval Virtual. It is a hall of fame that decides the best Virtual Reality demonstration and/or application from all over the world. Virtual Reality is not only a technology but also a never ending story about the history between computers and humans. We cannot know the ending of this story yet, as we still need to find and walk one of the many possible paths that will lead us to a future navigated by brilliant stars.

Future voyagers will continue to stare at those stars along their way. While the Virtual Reality culture can also be built by academic papers or commercial products independently, we would like to suggest a new relation between developmental projects and the general public at on-site demonstrations. If a project has impact, technology and persuasiveness, it might move the general public and change our common sense. So, this means a revolution in the history of Virtual Reality.

Please try to join today’s stardom with your exciting projects and share in the activity from all over the world! We hope to accept your brilliant projects which can help to foster the current conceptions of Virtual Reality and make changes to the current human-computer interfaces and Virtual Reality history.


Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 calls for innovative virtual reality demo projects that fall under the theme, “TransHumanism++”.

Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+) is an international intellectual movement which aims at transforming the human society by developing widely available sophisticated technologies that will greatly enhance human intelligence, physical condition, and psychological capacities.

Transhumanists support the emergence and convergence of technologies including nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science. They also welcome hypothetical future technologies such as simulated reality, artificial intelligence, superintelligence, 3D bioprinting, mind uploading, chemical brain preservation and cryonics. They believe that humans can and should use these technologies to surpass the limitations of humankind.

Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 seeks to act as a milestone for the realization of “Transhumanism + future of {Virtual Reality + Arts + Culture}”. We welcome the submission of scientific experiences and academic demos that showcase a brighter future for humankind with the aid of Transhumanism projects. Some examples of Transhumanism projects include super human sports which can be enjoyed in everywhere by anyone at every time with augmented human technologies. Demonstrations will be judged based on for their durability, innovation, and value of entertainment or human-being.


Technology Demonstration

  • New device and integrations
  • Super Human Sports
  • Handicap and universal design experience
  • Scientific Demonstration
  • Large space demonstration
  • Haptic interface
  • Display technologies
  • Interactive Arts
  • Entertainment VR
  • New Media Designs
  • New Game Systems
  • New Human Interfaces and Displays

… And new use, public testing, Proof of Concept (PoC)  of VR are encouraged. The accepted abstract will be published by online proceedings.


Current Virtual Reality technology includes computer generated graphics, display technologies, haptics, force feedback and interface design in the context of implementing new experiences that encourage users to use a virtual system to enhance their real, mundane lives. It may be called as entertainment system in current virtual reality. However its function may be linked to humanism which bring us into the next generation of human being. Share your experience, and proof it in the professional and public during Laval Virtual 2017. ReVolution is best opportunity to demonstrate your projects to professional and for the grand public.


Submission via EasyChair



[Mandatory Items]

  • Video: not longer than 5 min
  • Abstract: Recommend to use ACM Proceedings format. The paper must be in PDF format, page should be 2 to 10 pages. File extension must be PDF.
  • Install plan: logistic, floor plan and experience scenario for professional and public day
  • Representative picture: a photo which can explain entire experience for the public


[Scoring Criteria]

All submissions  will be reviewed by the jury committee, which consists of academic and industrial professionals of engineering and art, according to the following criteria:
Originality : Novelty in technical and artistic sense
Creativity : Bringing about interest and excitement
Feasibility : Rate of implementability to realize your concept
Safety and logistics for abroad : The project must be suitable for oversea exhibition
Attractivity : Presence and Impact for the visitor of Laval Virtual


[Submission Deadline and Result announcement]

  Submission ID creation deadline: 31/DEC/2016 (End of 2016 in GMT)

  Submission update close: 6/JAN/2017

  Result: 23/JAN/2017


[Acceptance classes]

Invites : Flight tickets (3 person maximum), accommodation (3 person maximum), LV Party tickets + Lunch + Dinner + Stand for all days

  4 projects from partner events and open competition.

Welcome: 3m x 3m Stand ( Wednesday to Sunday )

  Top projects from the open submission

Weekend: Stand ( Saturday to Sunday, only for the grand public days  )

  Jury recommend project from the open submission


[new!] “TransHumanism++ Stadium”

  Large space (around 5m x 10m), scheduled demo, 2 hours per session (10-12h, 13-15h, 16-18h)


[Winners 2017]

Invited project from ACM SIGGRAPH

LightAir: a Novel System for Tangible Communication With Quadcopters Using Foot Gestures and Projected Images,  Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology‬

Perceptually Based Foveated Virtual Reality, NVIDIA Corporation


[Program Committee] TBD

Akihiko SHIRAI, Session Chair, Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Alexandre Bouchet, CLARTE

Abdelmajid Kadri, Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Carolina Cruz-Neira, University of Arkansas
Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva
Juan De Joya, Pixar Animation Studios
Philippe David, SNCF
Thierry Frey, ACM SIGGRAPH
Machiko Kusahara, Waseda University
Masahiko Inami, Univ. of Tokyo
Marco Sacco, EuroVR
Yoichi Ochiai, Univ. of Tsukuba


[Official Sponsor] Gumi Inc.

[Program Partner]

Super Human Sports Society

International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC)




[Contact] revolution a


Agenda in SIGGRAPH 2015

Here is my agenda in #SIGGRAPH2015

Today, 9th August 2015,  is my 1st presentation in IVRC BoF
International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest
Sunday, 9 August, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby
After this event, I’ll take some film for SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015 promotion in Emerging Technology.
And watch Paper Fast Forward in the night.

Here is my tomorrow’s 2nd presentation in “CG in ASIA”
Monday 10th August, it’s also in ACM SIGGRAPH Theater.

3.30PM – 3.45PM
“ExPixel: Multiplex hidden imagery, research in entertainment system beyond 3d” – Akihiko Shirai
3.45PM – 4.00PM
“Seeing 3D from 2D using spare data” – Lee Yong Tsui
4.00PM – 4.15PM
“Adapting Southeast Asian art forms for digital animation” – Hans-Martin Rall
4.15PM – 4.30PM
“Computer Graphics Taking Stage in Anime” – Shuzo John Shiota
4.30pm – 4.40pm
“Sneak Peek of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016” – Hongbo Fu
4.40PM – 5.00PM
“Video-projection exhibition” – Miao and Serguey

Posters kiosk No.5 “ExPixel FPGA”
Poster Session: 12 August, 12:15 pm

See you there!



「7/27 ファブラボ関内にて、シンガポールのSTEM教育について具体的な話をシェアしたい」というタイトルで、最近あまりり日本にいないチームラボの高須正和さんからfacebookイベントのお誘いを受けた。
無駄に元気な、チームラボMake部の発起人。チームラボ/ニコニコ学会β/ニコニコ技術部などで活動をしています。日本のDIYカルチャーを海外に伝える『ニコ技輸出プロジェクト』を行っています。日本と世界のMakerムーブメントをつなげることに関心があります。現在シンガポール在住。MakerFaire 深圳(中国)、Mini MakerFaire シンガポールの実行委員。
僕は教育の専門家でもなければ数学の成績がよかったわけでもないから、この分野で自分の考えに価値があるとは思わない。でも、STEM教育の中心地サイエンスセンターシンガポールはメイカーフェアシンガポールの実行母体なので、シンガポールでSTEMに取り組む多くの同僚がいる。この、Maker Faire Singapore team2015に載っている人は、僕とインターンのミナキシ以外はほぼSTEMの専門家である
日時:7月27日(月)19:00- スタート
コメンテーター:会津泉さん(ハイパーネットワーク社会研究所)、大和田健一さん(ファブラボ関内・日本Androidの会 横浜支部代表)、濱中直樹さん(ファブラボ関内/ファブボット 「かんなちゃん」 をつくろう!・at.Fab主宰)ほか


Art = ココロにグッと来るものをきちんと考え、
Build = ないものをゼロからつくり、
Communication = 言葉にしづらいもののよさをきちんと伝えること
全部Google Sitesになっている
・OECD2012 PISA学力到達度国際比較ランキング
preliminary studyがちゃんとしている。





ハッシュ #SGSTEM をつけてね,というのを見ていなかったごめん.