Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters webinar

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Featuring research outcomes from the 3 year Virtual Realities: Documentary Encounters project

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We are delighted to be invited by Bristol Vision Institute to deliver a talk for their BVI Seminar Series, entitled “Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters”, which will be introduced by BVI Director, Professor Dave Bull. Our speakers, Professor Kirsten Cater, Principal Investigator University of Bristol, and Co-Investigators, Professor Danae Stanton Fraser (University of Bath) and Professor Mandy Rose (UWE Bristol) will share findings from the three year EPSRC Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters project. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers at the end.

Funded by the UK EPSRC, Virtual Realities is a collaborative research project examining the application of virtual reality for nonfiction. Researchers from human-computer interaction, psychology and documentary studies have worked with creative industry collaborators to critically examine and support the development of this new production sector.

If you are interested in hearing more about any of the following questions then please sign up to attend!

  • What happened when a number of Bristol households were given VR headsets and invited to try VR documentaries? What can this tell us?
  • What VR documentaries have been created? How did we catalogue these and what does our online mediography tell us about the field?
  • What have we learned about the ethical challenges of VR documentary?
  • What have our psychological studies revealed about user’s response to encountering real-world scenarios in VR?
  • What have we learned from commissioning three path-finding VR documentary works?
  • What was our experience working together as an interdisciplinary team?

We will be recording the webinar and publishing on our website following the event.

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Funded by the UK EPSRC, Virtual Realities - Immersive Documentary Encounters is a collaborative research project, led by the University of Bristol, in partnership with University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and University of Bath. Partners include BBC, Watershed, MIT Open Doc Lab, Aardman, The Guardian, VRTOV, VR City, Jongsma + O'Neill and Archers Mark. Please see our project website

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