Learn about cutting-edge technology, immersive computer games and the social challenges of virtual reality - a fascinating lecture with VR developer Dave Ranyard, in partnership with Guardian Masterclasses.
Virtual reality and indeed augmented and mixed reality let us experience a world different from the one we live in. And much like the disruptive technologies that came before it - from early film to TV, computers and smartphones - there’s no longer any doubt that it will significantly impact the way we live.
If you’re interested in the future of VR, don’t miss out on this fascinating lecture with Dave Ranyard, virtual reality developer and former studio head of Sony London. Over the course of the evening, you’ll learn about the past, present and future of VR, and gain a deeper understanding of its social potential.
The evening will particularly appeal to those with an interest in computer game development and computer interaction, as well as anyone interested in new cultural directions, cutting-edge technology, TV and entertainment. Tickets are limited so book your place now [hyperlink] - and learn how virtual reality will impact the ways we experience and interact with the worlds around us.
About the speaker
Dave Ranyard is a virtual reality developer, and former director of Sony’s computer games and entertainment studio in London. Most notably, he worked on the critically acclaimed game London Heist for Ps4 and Playstation VR, as well as a number of high profile games including The Getaway, Singstar and wonderbook. Dave has a PhD in artificial intelligence and, for over three years, has been carrying out pioneering work exploring VR’s potential. He holds seats on the BAFTA games committee, the Game developers conference in San Francisco and the Virtual World Congress advisory boards, among others, and tweets as @Dr__Dave.
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Goldsmiths, University of London
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