“Virtual reality is a technology that could actually allow you to connect on a real human level, soul-to-soul, regardless of where you are in the world”  Chris Milk, immersive artist.

Virtual reality (VR) is used as an umbrella term to mean ‘immersive experiences’, experienced through specialist headsets. Virtual Reality is emerging as potent and promising new playmate for creative practitioners willing to embrace a new medium.The exhibition and distribution models are not quite there yet, and reaching wide audiences can be tricky, but it is a great time to experiment.

ACE Connectors and the Digital Makers Collective (Chelsea) have decided to take the plunge and organise the first UAL symposium in VR.

On November the 15th  from  6:00 to 7:00 pm, students, academics and VR experts will meet in a virtual environment specially designed by Alejandro Escobar, UAL Alumni, and discuss if and how VR can bridge the gap between F2F learning and E-learning.
Pete Rive (Auckland University of Technology) and Savraj Matharu (Westminster University) will also be contributing to the symposium with provocative questions and videos.
Remember to tune-in for the live streaming!

ACE connectors discussing with the Digital Makers to create the 1° UAL Symposium in VR

 

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