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John Underkoffler

Founder, Oblong Systems

John Underkoffler is co-founder and Chief Scientist of Oblong Industries, developer of the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment. Leading Oblong's technological vision, his foundational work at the MIT Media Laboratory includes innovations in real-time computer graphics systems, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. Mr. Underkoffler has been science advisor to films including Minority Report, Ang Lee's Hulk, Aeon Flux, and Iron Man. He is active on several boards and serves as adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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