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UCOL Lunch & Learn: Augment Your World with Michelle Excell

July 31 @ 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


Augmented reality isn’t just face-filters. It does real heavy lifting in every sector imaginable: AEC, GLAM, Retail & Goods (FMCG), Travel & Tourism, Art, Music, Entertainment, and all levels of Education… to name but a few.

In this Lunch & Learn session with our partners UCOL, Immersive technology strategist Michelle Excell will guide you through an intro to augmented reality and how it is enabling people, companies, and communities to enhance experiences, learn about the world around them, and imagine futures.

  • What is AR?
  • Who is using it?
  • How do I use AR? (mobile, audio, haptics, headsets, projection, displays)
  • Augmenting Whanganui
  • Quick Q&A
  • Group challenge! Rapid brainstorm on AR x Tourism

Michelle’s bio:

Michelle is chief strategist and CEO of The Antipodean. She has spent over 20 years at the forefront of digital product and experience at digital and ad agencies. A majority of that time was spent in San Francisco, with stints in Australia, Aotearoa and New York. In 2016 she founded The Antipodean, a consultancy focused on immersive technologies such as XR (augmented and virtual reality), AI, and spatial computing.

Michelle has consulted on immersive technology strategy with Clorox, Hoyts, Chipotle, Swiss Telecom, Cruise (autonomous vehicles), Meta Quest, Logitech, BIC, Isuzu + many more. She has given talks and workshops at TED Women, Spikes Asia, Microsoft Mixed Reality Labs, guest-lectured at various schools including Miami Ad School, Wharton and NYU, and created a three-part metaverse series for the American Marketing Association.

She believes immersive technology has the potential to make our digital lives more human, and more integrated with the real world. Her specialty lies in translating complexity into relatable experiences and steps for everyone, and helping you figure out why and how you may employ immersive tech in your vocation or business.

Michelle relocated to Whanganui from Oakland in late 2023. She looks forward to lending her expertise to innovation initiatives in her new hometown, and Aotearoa in general.

You can connect with Michelle on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleexcell/

Or email: michelle@theantipodean.us

Michelle is also co-founder and CPO of Voiijer (download for iPhone)


July 31
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


UCOL Whanganui
Taupo Quay
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