Even during travel restrictions, augmented and virtual reality allow us to experience arts & culture from far away places. While it will never be a replacement for seeing the Mona Lisa or the Great Wall of China in person, VR and AR can bring these masterpieces right into your home.
Programs like “Let’s Create! Pottery VR,” “Tilt Brush,” and “Kingspray Graffiti Simulator” allow our imaginations to run wild and try new art forms without the mess. Augmented reality can make works of art come alive, jump out of their frames and tell their story. Even programs as “simple” as Google Earth VR can shrink the world and allow people to walk a distant street, admire the local architecture and even observe the remote fashion trends.
Immersive technologies make the world seem both approachably smaller and larger than life with the wealth of possibilities to explore. Join us as we explore how arts and culture are being made more accessible through augmented and virtual reality.
What’s The Format:
The virtual environments we have been using resemble physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. If at any point it feels very loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the space where there are less people. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the Virtual Reality technology and environment prior to the MeetUp, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.
We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal – this MeetUp is for you, our audience, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in XR Technology.
6:00-6:15 – Networking & Preparation
6:15-6:30 – Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:45-8:15 – Networking
About VR/AR Chicago:
VRAR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in and around Chicago that are actively working with immersive (XR) technology – providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. We are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community. VRAR Chicago accomplishes our goal by producing events that are promoting and educating audiences about the real world use of VR and AR technology in their industries, and by providing production support for events that are either using XR technologies as an aspect of their event, or utilizing remote experiential technology (streaming, XR, webinars, etc.) as their event platform. for more information, visit us at https://www.vrarchicago.com.