Virtual Reality Start-Up Connects with Bush Prize Winner

April 30, 2015

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President Jen Ford Reedy and Communications Director Dominick Washington try out the virtual reality viewers while Chuck Olsen of Visual monitors.
Jen Ford Reedy and Dominick Washington try out the virtual reality viewers with Visual's Chuck Olsen.

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Chuck Olsen of Visual explains their virtual reality viewer to President Jen Ford Reedy and Communications Director Dominick Washington
Chuck Olsen of Visual explains their virtual reality viewer to President Jen Ford Reedy and Communications Director Dominick Washington

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Bush Foundation Communications Program Manager Shaylyn Bernhardt steps into virtual reality
Bush Foundation Communications Program Manager Shaylyn Bernhardt steps into virtual reality

Chuck Olsen, co-Founder/CEO of Visual, visited the Bush Foundation to share his start-up company’s technology with President Jen Ford Reedy and Communications Director Dominick Washington.

The team at Visual is creating a 3D social media viewer where users can experience photos and videos in their own visual universe via the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus DK2.

Although still in the initial seed-stage for raising capital, Visual gifted company shares to 2013 Bush Prize winner Juxtaposition Arts to incorporate an element of social good into the early renditions of their company. Visual also plans to work with Juxtaposition’s students in the future.

Juxtaposition Arts is an education program, teen-staffed design enterprise and locally rooted cultural development center founded in 1995. They create community building and economic development opportunities that unleash the creative genius of young people on the Northside of Minneapolis.

 

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