Founder & EXPeRIENCE Designer
Joseph has created award-winning VR, AR, and 360 experiences for Discovery Communications, US Postal Service, AARP, and more. He has lectured on the use cases of virtual reality for numerous events and organizations, as well as on User Experience Design for VR at UMBC and on VR as a tool for public diplomacy at the US State Department.
As organizer of the DCVR Meetup, Joseph has organized dozens of events and activities to grow the local VR community into an inclusive collective of nearly 2,000 designers, developers, and filmmakers.
Rob has been a 3D cinematic animator and compositor for over 24 years. He has worked on games such as Sid Meier's Civilization IV, as well as with government agencies such as NASA, USPS and Department of Defense.
As an animator with Digital History Studios, he has also worked with educational organizations such as Discovery Communications, the Smithsonian Institution and the Newseum in Washington DC.
Rob recently helped produce the Berlin Wall Virtual Reality Experience for the Newseum, creating the 3D assets for the project.
Mitch has worked at the forefront of content and technology in news, education and cultural organizations. As vice president for digital product at the USA TODAY Network, he produced "Harvest of Change," the first VR experience for a mainstream media company, earning recognition as the Best Use of Technology in Journalism from the National Press Foundation.
While Chief Technology Officer at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., he was executive producer of The Berlin Wall and The Unabomber Investigation. He authored "Viewing the Future: Virtual Reality and Journalism," an early study on the use of VR and non-fiction storytelling released by the Knight Foundation in 2016.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Mitch was a reporter for New York Newsday and senior vice president and executive producer at CNN.com, where he led editorial coverage of the 9/11 attacks, two wars, two presidential elections, Hurricane Katrina.
A university-level educator on the topic of Virtual Reality production, Mitch created and co-taught a course in immersive storytelling at the University of Maryland's Merrill School of Journalism for two semesters in 2017. The course enabled students to develop the narrative and production skills needed for 360-degree video and VR projects on environmental, entertainment, economic and political subjects.