ReVo 2017:Editor's Preface

Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 “TransHumanism++”

Akihiko SHIRAI, Ph.D

Laval Virtual ReVolution Chair / Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan 


Presentations of the world’s most innovative achievements in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality and their future applications, Laval Virtual ReVolution is an annual honor of the world’s finest VR projects by Laval Virtual. It is a hall of fame that decides the best Virtual Reality demonstration and/or application from all over the world. Virtual Reality is not only a technology but also a never ending story about the history between computers and humankinds. We cannot know the ending of this story yet, as we still need to find and walk one of the many possible paths that will lead us to a future navigated by brilliant stars. Fu- ture voyagers will continue to gaze upon these stars during their journey. While the Virtual Reality culture can also be built by academic papers or commercial products independently, we would like to suggest a new relation between developmental projects and the general public at on-site demonstrations. If a project has impact, technology and persuasiveness, it might move the general public and change our common sense. Therefore this means a revolution in the history of Virtual Reality. Please try to join today’s stardom with your exciting projects and share in the activities from all over the world! We hope to accept your brilliant projects which can help to foster the current conceptions of Virtual Reality and make changes to the current human-computer interfaces and Virtual Reality history.


Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 called for innovative virtual reality demo projects that fall under the theme, ”TransHumanism++”.

Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+) is an international intellectual movement which aims at transforming the human society by developing widely available sophisticated technologies that will greatly enhance human intelligence, physical condition, and psychological capacities.

Transhumanists support the emergence and convergence of technologies including nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science. They also welcome hy- pothetical future technologies such as simulated reality, artificial intelligence, superintelligence, 3D bioprinting, mind uploading, chemical brain preservation and cryonics. They believe that humans can and should use these technologies to surpass the limitations of humankind. Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 seeks to act as a milestone for the realization of ”Transhumanism + future of Virtual Reality + Arts + Culture”.

We welcomed 12 accepted proceeding papers of scientific experiences and academic demos that showcase a brighter future for humankind with the aid of Transhumanism projects. Some examples of Transhumanism projects include super human sports which can be enjoyed everywhere by anyone at every time with augmented human technologies. Demonstrations will be judged based on for their durability, innovation, and entertainment value of human-being.

Video Proceedings

Program Committee

Akihiko SHIRAI, Session Chair, Kanagawa Institute of Technology

Abdelmajid Kadri, Arts et Mtiers ParisTech

Alexandre Bouchet, CLARTE

Alvaro Cassinelli, RCAST Tokyo / SinergiaTech (Uruguay) / Institut Langevin (France)

Carolina Cruz-Neira, University of Arkansas

Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva 

Juan De Joya, Pixar Animation Studios 

Philippe David, SNCF

Thierry Frey, ACM SIGGRAPH

Machiko Kusahara, Waseda University 

Masahiko Inami, Univ. of Tokyo 

Marco Sacco, EuroVR

Yoichi Ochiai, Univ. of Tsukuba

Official Sponsor


Program Partners

Super Human Sports Society

International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC)


Special Thanks

EPiC Edition supported by EasyChair

Laval Virtual Team

Anne-Sophie Clayer

Simon Richir

Laurent Chretien

Akihiko Shirai
Laurent Chretien
Anne-Sophie Clayer
Simon Richir
Shoichi Hasegawa
December 11, 2017