By now we're sure you've heard about The Engadget Experience, an all-day event we're hosting in LA next month that combines five high-tech art installations with a series of panels bringing together the brightest minds in creative and technology circles. If you've been meaning to buy tickets, you'll want to do that this week -- tickets are currently being sold at a 36 percent discount, but they'll rise $70 back to their full price on Friday at about midnight, Pacific Time.
There are lots of reasons to come join us on November 18th. There are those tech installations, for starters, which make art out of everything from virtual reality to AI to search results. We have a panel exploring just how weird VR can get. In another talk we'll delve into the future of VR and AR. Then there's another panel we haven't told you much about -- it's called "Identity and Representation in the 'Empathy Machine'" and we'll be talking stock of all the various VR experiences lately that have aimed to help us better understand other people's perspectives. Why is virtual reality so conducive for building compassion and empathy, and what makes the most effective experiences work as well as they do?
Join us next month to both experience the latest in immersive tech, and also hear some of the smartest minds talk about where the space is headed.