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Jon Wiley
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Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lives in Mountain View, CA
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Director of Immersive Design at Google. VR AR UX
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Jon has been designing for Google since 2006. Jon was the first designer for Google Autocomplete, was the instigator for Google Instant, and led the Search UX team through three redesigns and the addition of new features such as the Knowledge Graph and voice search. Jon was the instigator of material design.

Jon is a native of Austin, Texas. Prior to design, Jon performed improv and sketch comedy on Austin's famous 6th Street. He has owned a comedy club, co-founded a comedy festival, been a late night radio DJ, performed with Amy Poehler and the Upright Citizens Brigade, won a business plan competition sponsored by whisky, and drank margaritas with Gov. Rick Perry and Bruce Sterling (not at the same time).

Jon is a founding member of The Mars Society and was responsible for performing on-site reconnaissance of the site that was ultimately selected near Hanksville, Utah for the Mars Desert Research Station.

Jon was in the courtroom the day Judge Sparks made his decision in Steve Jackson Games vs the United States Secret Service – the case that directly led to the creation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (of which Jon is a member).

Jon has been in the path of two tornadoes, been chased or attacked by nearly a dozen different species, traveled over a thousand feet deep beneath the sea, discovered dinosaur bones, run a BBS, wrote an addendum to the Principia Discordia, starred in viral videos seen by millions, and was included in Gregory Peck's biography.

He lives in Mountain View, California with his wife Susan and son Thomas.
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Met the creator of this neat project to craft an application that helps youth deal with anxiety and stress. He's looking for contributions to help him refine the app and gather feedback.

http://igg.me/p/worry-quest/
An app to help you overcome anxiety, one adventure game at a time. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Announcing 15 new #GoogleExpeditions Pioneer Program cities across the US, Canada, Denmark, and Singapore. Sign up your school for VR field trips at http://g.co/expeditions
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#ADULTSREACT to +ViewMaster. "I feel like they're going to have a set of these in every classroom. It's revolutionary, it really is."
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I'm a graduate of Leander High School. I actually didn't know that Expeditions (something I work on) was making a stop there until I saw this. Super cool!
 
Leander ISD teachers take their students on virtual field trips overseas, underwater, and even to the moon with the Expeditions Pioneer Program: http://goo.gl/Z5DcpK

Sign up to bring #Expeditions to your school at https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions
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Call for Proposals: Faculty Research Awards in VR
Google’s Faculty Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. For the upcoming funding round, we've established a new topic area for Physical Interfaces and Immersive Experiences.

Google’s Virtual Reality team is dedicated to bringing immersive technology to everyone with projects like Cardboard, Jump, and Expeditions. We also strive to help advance the state of the art in all aspects of Virtual Reality.

We are encouraging the academic community to submit research proposals related to the following key Virtual Reality research areas:

 - Computer Graphics and Rendering
 - Optics and Displays
 - User Input Technology
 - HCI and Interaction Design
 - Orientation and Position Tracking
 - Immersive Video Capture, Compression and Display
 - Immersive Audio
 - Human Factors and Ergonomics

The deadline for this funding round is Oct 15 2015. Please apply at http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html in the category Physical Interfaces and Immersive Experiences.

We're looking forward to your proposals!
Google's mission: Organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. At Google, we are committed to developing new technologies to help our users find and use information. While we do significant in-house research and engineering, we also maintain strong ties with ...
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More of this, please.
 
Introduction to the Physical Web (100 days of Google Dev)
Walk up and interact with anything
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Sure thing, here are a few examples of things we've prototyped using the Physical Web complete with videos!
http://google.github.io/physical-web/cookbook/

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Step inside your photos with Cardboard Camera for Android. Get it on Google Play at https://goo.gl/WUwKa5
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"Hey honey, be right back, just heading over to the hardware store to pick up a virtual reality headset! What's that? Oh, sure, yeah, I'll get two."
 
+Lowe's Home Improvement and +Marxent create the first VR viewer vending machine with +Google Cardboard. Learn more about the Holoroom in Ohio and Colorado at http://www.lowes.com/holoroom
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She wanted to see the future.
 
"Olive Horrell does not look impressed."  Well, that changed :-)  
When 97-year old Olive Horrell visits Google's Mountain View campus as part of a wish, rides in a self-driving car and tries out virtual reality.
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It's cool to see the View-Master revised for the 21st century. I had one as a kid and loved clicking through all the neat pictures... IN THREE DEE! :)

Now it's even more immersive!
 
"Any kid anywhere will be able to travel the world, and the universe, to learn and experience what a textbook could never do justice." +VRScout unboxes the #ViewMaster, available in stores now. Check out their review at http://goo.gl/Ha0A8N
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Woo-hoo!
 
We’re thrilled to announce that Pixate has joined Google! Pixate adds to our ongoing effort to develop new design and prototyping tools, including Form 1.3. Explore the latest features of both products by following the link below, and check out our roundtable conversation http://g.co/design/tooling-up with +Matias Duarte, VP Design at Google, and the the founders of Pixate and Form.
Discover the latest features and start designing native prototypes on your device.
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