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Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0EW (Opposite the O2 arena)

Ravensbourne , a world-class higher education institution in London, innovating in digital media and design, announces details of its 2017 Virtual Reality festival, VRUK , to take place over 2 days from 6-7 July.

Now in its second year, the annual VRUK event is an exploration into the creative and technological potential of virtual reality. With virtual reality establishing itself as a new creative channel, the festival asks the question: what are the implications and opportunities for artists and content creators?

This event is designed to bring together technologists, artists and content creators to explore how virtual reality can be harnessed to produce cutting-edge creative projects. Throughout the two days, attendees will get the chance to hear from the leading virtual reality figures, experience innovative projects from around the world, find out more about the latest technology, meet like-minded creative people and get inspired.

Speakers include Toby Coffey of National Theatre, Sarah Jones of 360 Immersive Lab, Sol Rogers of REWIND, Landia Egal of Wigal, Henry Stuart of Visualise, Tom Nelson of the Royal Opera House, and Kim-Leigh Pontin from Sky.

Thursday evening will play host to music performances Androdes and Reeps One who will also appear on the Audio in VR panel earlier in the day. Director of Reactify Yuli Levtov will also appear, who recently worked with producer/DJ Bonobo to develop a VR music experience.

Gary Pritchard, Dean of the School of Media comments “We’ve got a great line up for the second VRUK Festival and plenty of the latest releases for people to try, together with hand-on workshops to learn how to create your own content. Ravensbourne has a great reputation in this area and we’re delighted to be supported by the Arts Council England this time around.”

Aside from the speakers listed above, the workshops allow for a more immersive, in-depth experience, and the Exploration Zone encourages attendees to try out some of the equipment and experience the latest VR projects from across various sectors. Exhibitors include Omniverse, Surround VR and Aftershock.

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For further information and to RSVP your place to attend any of the events please contact Rachel White – rachel@brick-london.com or Leah Bunn – leah@brick-london.com

www.ravensbourne.ac.uk @RavensbourneUK
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Tickets are available via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vruk-2017-tickets-33991433292 Event sponsors are: Quantum, Avid, SGO, VR Hire and Immerse UK.

About Ravensbourne – https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/
Ravensbourne is a world-class digital destination developing talented individuals and leading-edge businesses through learning, skills, applied research, enterprise and innovation. They are a university sector college innovating in digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses, spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design. Ravensbourne is listed as one of the top 50 institutions in the world for art & design, 11th in Europe and 7th in the UK.

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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