James Tichenor is a maker, designer and educator who has been working at the intersection of design and technology for the past 15 years. He graduated from NJIT with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 and worked in the field of architecture for 3 years before returning to school to get a Masters of Science in Design and Computation from MIT and a degree in Interaction Design from the Institute of Interaction Design Ivrea in Italy.
Joshua Walton has spent his career blurring the lines between the physical and digital. Prior to his role as Design Architect for Microsoft Hololens and Windows Holographic, he co-founded the LAB at the Rockwell Group in 2008, an interactive architecture group. His early work focused on design and computation, culminating in the entry installation for the 2008 Venice Biennale. This work was his transition to the creation of interactive spaces and platforms, including the Canne award winning west lobby installation at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
We recently caught up with Jim Cortina, principal and development manager at Cortina Productions to talk about the firm’s experimentation with mixed reality and museums during SXSW 2017 and what that might mean for their future.