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Friday, August 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual Reality Tools: Why Gaming, Art and Storytelling Matter

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We’ll explore new tools and expose you to Virtual Reality through panelists and VR makers who are using headsets and controllers to create art, develop STEAM curriculum games and to tell stories in community. Hear from practitioners who have implemented VR tools at their media organization, school or business and who are creating games, art, media and storytelling in VR and augmented reality.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bisbee

Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director, Brookline Interactive Group
As the executive director of community media incubator Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) Kathy is a practical implementer of projections, projects and perceptions, and is BIG’s “imagineer,” navigating and planning its future in a changing media landscape. Kathy weaves rich threads of narrative storytelling, media and technology education, and change management, opening new channels for empathy, resourcefulness and creativity. | | She has... Read More →
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Cindy Bishop

digital artist + coder, VR Doodler/MIT
Cindy Sherman Bishop is a visual artist, filmmaker, and digital creative. Originally a software developer and a painter, her work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression to realizing immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. She received her MFA in Dynamic Media at Massachusetts College of Art in 2013, and is continuing to explore the intersection of art, video and technology at MIT with a fellowship at the... Read More →
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Rick Cody

Team Future
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Al Williams

Executive Director, Northampton Community TV
P. Al Williams works at the intersection of community, art, and technology as Executive Director of Northampton Community Television - www.northamptontv.org - a forward-seeking community media organization whose projects include Paradise CIty Press, a community journalism and storytelling project; co-founding the Public VR Lab, an all new collaborative for public virtual reality literacy, production and the commons; Crowdsourced Cinema, in... Read More →


Friday August 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Commonwealth AB

Attendees (35)