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VR Brighton Meetup #13: Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


This event will explore how the GLAM sector is embracing immersive technologies to deliver new and novel ways of experiencing art, science, literature and cultural heritage.

Who should attend?

If you are interested in galleries, libraries, archives or museums, then this event is for you.

Why attend?

We have great speakers, ideas and you’ll also have the opportunity to network with VR and AR innovators. You will also have the chance to get your hands on the demos.

A little more info:

Speakers Include:

Abigail Wincott, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Brighton, who will be discussing sonic heritage and her project to reconstruct the historical soundscapes of post-industrial Britain.

Ed Silverton from Mnemoscene, who will talk about the Universal Viewer, an Open Source viewer described by Ed as “Youtube for Cultural Heritage”, for everything from manuscripts to 3D artefacts and LIDAR point cloud scans of Egyptian Tombs.

Sophie Dixon from Mnemoscene, who has created an app called Ambient Archive, built upon the Universal Viewer with 3D photogrammetry objects from the large pool of triple IIIF GLAM archives, and placing them into the Hololens Mixed Reality.

Ben Blackler from Pastporte, a company that creates Immersive storytelling experiences for museums and heritage attractions, will talk about how they use everything from spatial sound, VR and even smells to transport people back in time.

Exhibitions will include:

Happy Finish, a company that work in CGI, VR, AR and AI, will showcase their VR piece for Royal Academy’s exhibition ‘From Life’, as well as discuss their 360 art gallery tours of David Hockney for the Tate, and 360 exhibitions of Georgia O’Keefe, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Mnemoscene will also be demoing their collaborative heritage art project called ‘Nomad’, which uses mixed reality to elucidate otherwise intangible Somali heritage, showing for example not just how an object looked, but also how it was used.

Artist, Rachel Henson and Technologist, Neil Manuell, from Outshift will be demonstrating the immense power of location based lo-fi augmented reality for potential heritage projects, using a device she built consisting of a lens and smartphone.

Alchemical Shadows AKA Photographer Mark Bennett, who documented, the Turner Prize Winner, Keith Tyson’s last collection and designed the outdoor studio for Oxfam’s Rankin installation on the South Bank, will be displaying his 3D stereoscopic gallery works.

Next Steps

This event is likely to sell out so if you are interested in coming along, please book your place as soon as you can.

Get involved

If you have any questions about this event or would like to know more about demo or speaking opportunities, please drop us a line at Joe@wiredsussex.com.

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