VR Arts Lab 2 – ‘Ready Player One – Storytelling Simulations in VR’

September 25th, 2017 by Rob H

VR Arts and Future Artists will be holding its second Virtual Reality Development Lab in Manchester on Friday November 17th, Saturday 18th November and Sunday 19th November.

The event is running for 3 days (9am until 7pm daily). Lab participants are expected to attend all the days due to the nature of the group production work.

In addition to the 3 day Lab, on Saturday 18th November we will be hosting a lab open day, which will allow potential future participants, VR Professionals and industry to better understand the lab. The day will consist of several talks by industry professionals, a tour of the lab, and a chance to try VR and meet our lab participants. This lab is a Entitled ‘VR Arts – Ready Player One – Storytelling Simulations in VR’.

VR Arts by Future Artists is in partnership with Digital Innovation MMU.

Based in The Shed on MMU’s Manchester City Campus, alongside our technology partners Cooler Master, HTC Vive, CCL Computers and Unity with support from the BBC, VR Manchester, MMU, Manchester City Council and the Royal Society of Arts.

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At Future Artists we believe that understanding theatre, art and storytelling fused with computer science, sociology and an understanding of spatial design are just a few of the key ingredients needed to make the perfect Virtual Reality experience – but as this art form is so new, we need to train the chefs to work together and to explore an ever-expanding pantry of creative tools.


Production groups will either make a game, or create a piece of virtual reality cinema – using parts of the book, Ready Player One, as inspiration to create their own narratives. The lab also encourages a transmedia approach to storytelling, combining the physical book or audio book, with VR / AR and the use of space.


The Labs are designed with creative industry professionals in mind and for students studying Tech / Art / Film /Performance related subjects with an interest in VR/AR – No computer coding experience is required, but an openness and willingness to learn something new, most certainly is.

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More info?

Please e-mail VR Arts at info@futureartists.co.uk
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