Imperfect VR
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Imperfect VR

Imperfect VR

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Roland Levinsky Building

Plymouth University

Drake Circus

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Virtual Reality is making headlines again and many believe that it will become an omnipresent medium. With all the excitement around VR, the question is: will you consume or create? Imperfect VR is based on the idea that everyone can build their own virtual reality experiences.

In the workshop we will create fun, quirky and imperfect VR with A-Frame and Google Cardboard. A-Frame is a beginner-friendly but capable framework made by Mozilla. Google Cardboard allows you to use your smartphone as a VR device.

To take part in this workshop, you do not need to have any prior experience in programming. I will cover the absolute basics, including how to up a server on your laptop, write HTML markup and code in JavaScript. Advanced participants receive support realizing their ideas in VR. After the workshop everyone should have a good understanding how to create their own VR world in a few lines of markup and code. We will also discuss politics of VR and perception (e.g. John Berger and James Elkins) and watch a little bit of Žižek.

We are not aiming for a perfect reality but will have fun in the virtual.

Imperfect VR is inspired by Imperfect Cinema (Allister Gall and Dan Paolantonio) which in turn is inspired by the essay "For an imperfect cinema" (Julio García Espinosa).

To participate in the workshop, you need to bring a laptop and a recent smartphone. (Because of technical differences in smartphone models your VR experience may be limited. You will still be able to build the virtual world. Cardboards will be provided to participants. We will use the "With Plymouth" network, which provides free Wifi for a limited number of hours per day. It is therefore crucial that you do not use this network before the workshop. 

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Roland Levinsky Building

Plymouth University

Drake Circus

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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