His engineering and design pursuits in Los Angeles include work for the entertainment, gaming, and music industries, as well as a lingering association with academia. In decades past, John was a researcher at MIT's Media Lab, where he was responsible for innovations in both optical and electronic holography; later, with the Tangible Media Group, he created the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. He is a co-founder of the self-scripting performance troupe Hoist Point Orchestra.
Chief Scientist, Treadle & Loam and Co-Founder, G-Speak (United States)
John Underkoffler is Chief Scientist and co-founder of Oblong Industries, Inc., whose flagship product -- g-speak -- is the world's first mature & robust gestural computing platform. He has also served as science and technology advisor to a variety of major motion pictures, including Minority Report, The Hulk, and Aeon Flux.
- John Underkoffler