After gracing the stage at a Guelph Lecture – On Being Canadian, we like to catch up with our past speakers and guests and see what they are up to these days.

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At our 2015 event we were amazed by Lanier’s musical prowess as he improvised with the Penderecki Quartet, and DJ Cyclist. Although many may not have realized at the time, this was nothing new for Lanier as he has a long history with music, music performance, and music innovation.

We discovered this interesting article with Jaron Lanier recently posted on the Vice Motherboard.  The article describes the coming together of Lanier’s passion for music, and his early virtual reality technology development.  Please give it a read.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/jaron-lanier-virtual-reality-owes-a-lot-to-the-air-guitar