Oblong Industries opens an experience centre in London this month to showcase Mezzanine — the company’s spatially-aware technology used by firms like IBM, Boeing, and Beats Music to conduct more efficient, productive, and compelling meetings.
Oblong was founded by Dr. John Underkoffler, ex-MIT Media Lab who famously brought his vision of the future of human-computer interaction to life on screen for Minority Report as well as Iron Man.
The London centre hopes to show that sci-fi technology is now a reality for businesses. Mezzanine brings people together to solve problems, blending physical and digital environments to create a shared workspace across distributed locations. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Mezzanine is a new collaborative conference room solution that defines the next era of computing as multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, multi-location.
Guests were able to experience Mezzanine at the opening reception and saw first-hand how it might innovate their workspace.
Oblong Industries’ believes its technologies can change the way people work, create, and communicate. Mezzanine’s Infopresence capabilities multiply the effectiveness of distributed organizations and catalyze new, more effective, more collaborative workflows.