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Virtual Reality festival VRUK draws to a close

The Virtual Reality festival VRUK draws to a close today (July 7th), rounding off two days of exploration into the creative and technological potential of VR. Hosted by Ravensbourne in Greenwich, a world-class higher education institution in London, the festival asked the question: what are the implications and opportunities for artists and content creators?

The event brought 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 got the chance to hear from the leading VR figures, experience innovative projects from around the world, find out more about the latest technology, meet like-minded creative people and get inspired.

Speakers included 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.

Tonight there will be music performances Androdes and Reeps One who appeared on the Audio in VR panel today. Director of Reactify Yuli Levtov who recently worked with producer/DJ Bonobo to develop a VR music experience is also expected.

Workshops enabled guests to get an immersive, in-depth experience, and the Exploration Zone encouraged attendees to try out some of the equipment and experience the latest VR projects from across various sectors. Exhibitors included Omniverse, Surround VR and Aftershock.

To find out more about VRUK go to vrukfest.co.uk.

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