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John D. Carmack

Chief Technology Officer, Oculus VR

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 John D. Carmack Biography

John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American game programmer, founder of Armadillo Aerospace, and a co-founder and former technical director of id Software.

With more than two decades after revolutionizing the video game industry by creating iconic titles like "Wolfenstein 3-D" and "Doom," Carmack again got the attention of game enthusiasts in 2012. But that's not to say they all bought into his eccentric new vision: a virtual reality headset he literally cobbled together with duct tape and began showing off at E3.

Soon the world came around. He joined emerging VR leader Oculus in 2013, and Facebook bought the company for $2 billion in 2014. Today he is the driving technical force for a product expected to propel an entire industry forward when it launches in early 2016. "Every new platform starts with the familiar creative modes awkwardly pushed onto it. Only once a basic level of confidence is gained can the new aspects of the platform really start to come into their own. Next year will be 'year one' of consumer VR, and we won't be through the awkward phase yet," Carmack tells Adweek. "We probably have a decade of solid improvements to look forward to as the technology and content co-evolve before we start looking at it as a mature field."

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John D. Carmack

Chief Technology Officer, Oculus VR

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John D. Carmack Biography

John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American game programmer, founder of Armadillo Aerospace, and a co-founder and former technical director of id Software.

With more than two decades after revolutionizing the video game industry by creating iconic titles like "Wolfenstein 3-D" and "Doom," Carmack again got the attention of game enthusiasts in 2012. But that's not to say they all bought into his eccentric new vision: a virtual reality headset he literally cobbled together with duct tape and began showing off at E3.

Soon the world came around. He joined emerging VR leader Oculus in 2013, and Facebook bought the company for $2 billion in 2014. Today he is the driving technical force for a product expected to propel an entire industry forward when it launches in early 2016. "Every new platform starts with the familiar creative modes awkwardly pushed onto it. Only once a basic level of confidence is gained can the new aspects of the platform really start to come into their own. Next year will be 'year one' of consumer VR, and we won't be through the awkward phase yet," Carmack tells Adweek. "We probably have a decade of solid improvements to look forward to as the technology and content co-evolve before we start looking at it as a mature field."

John D. Carmack Videos

  • John Carmack on the Future of Engineering Virtual Worlds
  • 2015 UT Dallas - John Carmack on VR
  • Creator of Doom John Carmack shows his reality at E3 2012

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    Booking fees for John D. Carmack, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John D. Carmack, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John D. Carmack?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John D. Carmack for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John D. Carmack for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John D. Carmack or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John D. Carmack or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • John Carmack on the Future of Engineering Virtual Worlds
    2015 UT Dallas - John Carmack on VR
  • Creator of Doom John Carmack shows his reality at E3 2012
    John Carmack Interview At E3 2012: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

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