Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce is a media futurist and one of the early pioneers in Virtual Reality. He co-invented VRML-Virtual Reality Modelling Language which enables the creation of 3-D environments within the World Wide Web. VRML is now accepted as the standard protocol for desktop virtual reality, the outcome of Pesce’s work in conjunction with corporations such as Microsoft, Netscape, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Sony. Pesce works actively as a writer, researcher and lecturer.

He is the author of several books including The Human Network: Sharing, Knowledge and Power in the 21st Century and numerous papers on the future of technology, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney and former senior lecturer in Emerging Media and Interactive Design at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Pesce is also a judge on The New Inventors, a nationally televised television program in Australia and runs a consultancy business FutureSt, which advises media companies in publishing and broadcasting on strategies for forward movement in an ever more fragmented and converged media marketplace.

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