John MacLeod Managing Director
Marinovation Learning Center
For the last 25 years, John has worked making technology available and accessible to the community through his non-profit New Media Learning. His startup tech background with Autodesk helped him understand the power these tools have for people to create the future.
He started XRLibraries in 2016 to begin installing virtual and augmented reality programming in libraries. He coordinates the California Virtual Reality Experience Grant for State Librarian Greg Lucas. 200 VR systems have been installed in underserved libraries, making this the largest VR installation in public library networks.
He continues to build a national network of libraries to share best practices in the use of XR technologies.Libraries are now beginning to create and archive XR content documenting the unique character and voice of their communities.