Virtual Reality (VR) discovery and hackday


hosted by GameMakers with support from Google.


Learn about Virtual Reality and how content for VR is produced. Experience world class quality VR content that is produced in the local area with demos being provided throughout the day.

 

As part of the Leeds International Festival, GameMakers with support from Google will be hosting the VR Discovery Day.

Learn about Virtual Reality and how content for VR is produced. Experience world class quality VR content that is produced in the local area with demos being provided throughout the day.

We have a series of talks from leading industry experts as well as a live on stage demo by Google. These talks are running twice thoughout the day so everyone can has a chance to listen to them.

Please drop in a see us and experience the wonderful world of VR and hear from leading industry experts

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are for the talk only, please feel free to drop in and see the games and VR activities on show throughout the day.

SPEAKERS

Luciana Carvalho Se
Chief Evangelist // VR Specialist //Diversity in VR Advocate

Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana splits her time between growing the Realities Centre London — a new innovation space, incubator and academy for B2B/enterprise VR, AR, MR and AI — and Unfold UK, promoting women/diversity in future in the UK. Passionate about VR and tech for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents as re neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment. She has recently launched a solo venture SE3 Solutions — currently in stealth mode — seeking to accelerate new and emerging tech’s voice in the e-health/digital education space.

Simon Barratt
Director at Cooperative Innovations and GameMakers (shared workspace in Leeds)

Simon started in the games industry as a low-level programmer in 1999. He ran indie studio Four Door Lemon from 2005 to 2015 producing a large range of games across many genres and platforms. In 2016 he setup Cooperative Innovations to develop social VR titles including recently announced ‘Raiders of Erda’. He’s also a board member of trade association Ukie and ambassador for charity SpecialEffect.

EXHIBITORS

Google Expeditions is an immersive virtual reality app that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring abstract concepts to life and giving students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.

These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. This app was developed with a number of partners, including: Twig, TES, David Attenborough with production company Alchemy VR, the Royal Collection Trust, and many of the Google Cultural Institute museum partners to create custom educational content that spans the universe.

 

Virtual Reality (VR) discovery and hackday