Virtual Reality Project - Walk, Talk and Pizza!

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White female wearing a virtual reality headset with head tilted upwards and one hand holding the side of the headset. She is standing in front of a graffiti painted backdrop in bright colours with an abstract design.

Booking information

This is a free event but advance booking is required.

Contact information

Name
LU Arts
Telephone
01509 222948
Talk, Discussion, Workshop

Find out how you can get involved in Loughborough University's first virtual reality collaborative project.

LU Arts is looking for students to get involved in a Virtual Reality (VR) project with leading dance and technology organisation Displace Studio. This opportunity will appeal to anyone who is interested in learning about creative technology such as performing in the metaverse, games development, 3D capture and modelling and creating immersive and XR experiences.

We are also looking for dancers, actors and athletes to feature in the artwork itself; you would be recorded performing within different contexts, which would be added to a virtual world.

No prior experience in VR is necessary to take part.

Who can get involved?

This opportunity is open to all current LU students based at the Loughborough campus including UG and PG (PGR and PGT).

What are the timescales?

Initial workshops will take place in February 2023 with further workshops and development of the artwork during the spring and summer terms. The final VR artwork will be launched on campus in June 2023. The opportunities to get involved are flexible; we can work around your exams and other commitments.

How do I get involved?

Register for this introductory event to meet Ben and Kerryn from Displace Studios and find out more.

Free pizza will be available from 12.30pm with the event starting at 1pm with a short introduction from Ben and Kerryn. Following this, you can go on a campus walk (weather permitting) scouting for different locations where the work could be hosted. Throughout the event you will be encouraged to discuss and share ideas for the VR artwork. You must register in advance as space is limited.

If you would like to get involved in this project but can't attend this event then please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk to register your interest. Please include details of your skills and experience and let us know which aspect of the project you are interested in: performing or developing the actual VR artwork.

What are the benefits of getting involved?

You will gain practical experience in VR and collaborating with professional artists as well as developing skills such as coding, 3D modelling and motion graphics. This can boost your CV and improve your employability.

Accessibility

The introductory event will take place on the ground floor in Martin Hall. There is step free access into the building. If you are concerned about the campus walk then please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event (especially the campus walk), please let us know via the booking form or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

We want the opportunity to get involved in this project to be accessible to all students. If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of getting involved or to discuss how the opportunity can be made inclusive for you, then please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk or call 01509 222948.

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