Immersive Tech in Arts and Culture

At this workshop, Immersive tech experts take a look at the potential VR applications in Arts, Culture and Heritage. With a range of guest speakers from industry providing first-hand accounts of their findings and latest trends; this session will give you a better understanding of current and future applications in industry.

The workshop will also include a tour of PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre as well as hands-on demonstrations on various VR and AR headsets from Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft.

15th May

PROTO: Abbott’s Hill, Baltic Quarter, Gateshead, NE8 3DF

14:00 – 17:00

YOUR HOST FOR THE SESSION

Shaun Allan is the Chief XR Officer at hedgehog lab, the multinational digital product consultancy, where he focusses on the strategic development of the VR/AR/MR division.

Shaun has been a digital creative for over 30 years. He founded Ubik, a pioneering Northern games development company as well as Vector76, one of the very first UK VR companies. In addition he founded Hardware Records label in the early 90’s and went on to head up online development at the then fledgling Global Underground label.

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