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VR Brighton Meetup #3
Thu 15 December 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT
We are delighted to be hosting our third virtual reality meet up, this time focusing on the theme of 'How to improve the future of virtual reality experiences'.
Expect lots of networking with our vibrant local VR community and the chance to have a hands-on play with demos.
We are excited to announce the following speakers:
Samantha Kingston (@K_Samantha1) - Virtual Umbrella: ‘How can virtual reality be improved by encouraging a greater diversity of talent?’
Virtual Umbrella is a marketing agency with a focus on virtual reality. We are delighted to have Samantha present at this meet-up as she is a proactive voice within the VR community and for women in tech. In 2016, she won the New Business Award at The Venus Awards and was selected as one of the Rising Stars of 2016 in the BIMA 100. Samantha is also the co-founder of VRGirlsUK and writer for Gadgette.
Graeme Cox (@) ‘How can virtual reality be improved by enabling emotional interactivity?’
Emteq is merging Artificial Intelligence with Wearables Devices to deliver a Virtual Reality that can respond to emotional state. The vast majority of non-verbal communication is through facial expression, which continuously reflects our emotions and intentions. Graeme will explore how the next generation VR will be driven by true naturalistic interaction.
Simon Wilkinson (@Circa69_uk) has been described by Cineuropa Magazine as "one of the most notable names in Europe to be dealing with VR" and has toured his immersive VR installations and performances through a 14 nation world tour across 6 continents. Simon will explore the use of kinaesthetic effects, transmedia narrative, immersive audio and we can conceive of VR beyond tech.
Please get in touch if you would like to have some space to demo a current project you are working on.
More about Digital Catapult Centre Brighton
The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton focuses specifically on projects that encourage innovation and value from real-time and location-based data – known as the Internet of Place. Led by Coast to Capital LEP in collaboration with the core delivery partners – the University of Brighton and Wired Sussex, the centre will be tasked with delivering on a range of innovative projects, designed to be accessible to start-ups and SMEs to use and learn from. The Centre will work across the whole Coast to Capital region which includes West Sussex, Lewes and Brighton & Hove.