"What AR really means is connecting digital information, objects and experiences with the physical world in situ as you experience them. It’s the part about connecting information to the world that’s important."
- John Hanke, Founder and CEO Niantic
"Augmented Reality has the potential to turn the world into a physical narrative. Every street, building, and tree could contain its own epic movie, puzzling mystery, and immersive adventure."
- Marc Spraragen, Founder and CEO Augmented-Expeditions
Marc Spraragen received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2013. In 2014-2015 Marc worked on Google/Niantic's global Augmented Reality game Ingress, the predecessor to Pokemon Go. Marc has designed and engineered Augmented Reality games and narrative experiences for the Xi'an City Wall cultural commission, as well as for several private companies. He is the co-founder of Augmented Expeditions LLC, a software development company creating custom location-based augmented reality tourism experiences and educational games. Marc has also presented talks on AR development at AWE 2016 (Santa Clara) and AWE Asia 2016 (Xi'an).
“Over the last two years Upload has established itself as a pillar of the VR/AR industry. From creating a publication that is read by all of the top executives and influencers in the industry, to fostering the community through co-working and education. Upload is the kind of company that VR and AR needs at this stage of the medium's growth and beyond, a central nexus for the whole industry to flow through."
- Roy Taylor, Corporate VP Alliances AMD
"Upload not only established itself as the most influential VR/AR media destination, but probably more importantly, provides a platform for discussion and dialogue in the VR community. In some ways they are the new Homebrew Computer Club of our lifetime.... Upload has the support of the most influential people in the VR industry."
- Paul Kim, Director of VR Content, Samsung
"The Upload space has been unbelievable. The space is magical. It feels like your best friend’s loft. We can’t wait to come back and have our next event here."
- Dona Sarkar, Microsoft HoloLens
"Upload plays an important role in connecting the XR industry.”
- Rikard Steiber, SVP Virtual Reality, HTC