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“Hyper-Reality” startup The Void grabs former Jaunt, Lucasfilm exec as CEO

The Void is a new kind of immersive entertainment company. It invites ticket buyers to come into its physical locations, put on heavy gear, and walk into the unknown–virtual reality experiences that require walking around large spaces with other people, together trying to achieve a shared goal, such as beating back the famous Stay Puft … Continue reading ““Hyper-Reality” startup The Void grabs former Jaunt, Lucasfilm exec as CEO”

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The Void is a new kind of immersive entertainment company. It invites ticket buyers to come into its physical locations, put on heavy gear, and walk into the unknown–virtual reality experiences that require walking around large spaces with other people, together trying to achieve a shared goal, such as beating back the famous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, as is the case at the company’s New York installation at Madame Tussaud’s. 

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Cliff Plumer, who previously ran Jaunt Studios, and before that was CEO of Digital Domain and CTO of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic, is now taking over The Void as CEO, replacing cofounder Ken Bretschneider, who will continue to serve on its board and be committee chair of The Void Visions team.

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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