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Wednesday, April 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Using Virtual Reality (VR) to Engage Youth, Seniors & Community Storytellers LIMITED

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Virtual Reality (VR, AR & 360 Video) is unlike any other communications tool, using the first-person perspective of games, narrative storytelling, and immersive 3D visuals to place the viewer inside of the experience, resulting in experiential learning, empathy, and increased understanding of self and others. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how VR goes beyond traditional films, journalism and games to transcend actual reality and to help us experience stories, places, and people in a new way.

With the price of VR headsets decreasing, more access to demos and community storytelling in VR is now possible. Learn the basics of VR; how to engage your community in fun, educational demos; provide accessibility to equipment, tools, and training, and try new experiences now available in VR. Using project-based learning, this workshop will help participants understand how to use VR/AR/360 as a communications tool for storytelling and immersive journalism.

Attendees will have an opportunity to demo customized VR experiences such as on global air pollution the Public VR Lab created for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), robot dog walking and other age-appropriate games, and demo a 360 science discovery journalism project created in partnership with the Lab and the Boston Globe.

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Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director/Founder, Brookline Interactive Group/Public VR Lab
Kathy Bisbee is the executive director of Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), a community media arts center, and the co-founder/director of the Public VR Lab, where she and her team are building an empowered Community XR movement and new field that values accessibility, digital inclusion... Read More →

Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA