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Nextant Recipients


Nonny de la Peña

Nextant Recipient 2018

“Nonny de la Peña’s influence on both VR and Journalism has set us on a new path in how we know and understand news events, beyond simply hearing or seeing them, to actually experiencing them.”

Mark Bolas

Nextant Recipient 2018


“Mark Bolas has always been curious about how to advance the human experience using technology, and we are thrilled to recognize his decades of achievements, inspiring, inventing, mentoring, and teaching.”

Brenda Laurel

Nextant Recipient 2017

Her games and immersive works helped realign technology to a more diverse playing field, opening up these areas to include all genders and cultures.

Randy Pausch

Nextant Recipient 2016, the First nextant

“Randy Pausch’s visionary zeal empowered kids and students to build virtual worlds.”