Ep. 2 | Opening the VNTANA

On this episode of Six Degrees of Storytelling, we learn about Ashley Crowder, founder and CEO of VNTANA, and how her company is pioneering interactive hologram experiences. Ashley defines “hologram” through VNTANA’s unique lens, and describes how the company fits into the broader industry landscape and historical context of the technology.

Of course, we navigate the overlaps of theater and human connection with hologram technology, and the power of collective experience fostered by AR & VR. Ashley enlightens us on how a drawing becomes a hologram, and how VNTANA’s holograms actually come to be, through volumetric capture, AI, and motion-capture.

We learn about data collection and VNTANA’s internal creative processes, and how companies use their technology to provide consumers unique experiences. Finally, Ashley tells us about some live events that have inspired her, and what she sees in the future of AR & VR.

So, join us as we dive into the world of holograms with Ashley Crowder, and learn how you could be in New York and Tokyo at the same time (or, at least, your tele-presence can be).

– Rachel & Brittney

Check out some of VNTANA’s Projects in action below!

More about our guest:
Ashley Crowder is the co-founder and CEO of VNTANA, an industry leading augmented reality platform for creating and distributing premium mixed reality experiences.

Prior to co-founding VNTANA Ashley graduated from USC with a bachelors and masters in engineering and gained valuable manufacturing experience at Gulfstream, Northrop Grumman and BP. She leverages her engineering background to guide VNTANA’s overall direction and technology development.

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