UCL Festival of Culture: Immersive Stories (2019)

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UCL was the first university in the UK and one of the first in the world to start to teach immersive factual storytelling. In 2017, Open City Docs’ MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film launched ‘Studio 4: UCL 360’, led by a senior BBC immersive producer with a team of leading industry innovators, facilitating the creation of non-fiction Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality projects at UCL. The programme is now entering its third year, and a number of £4500 bursaries are available for home and EU students wishing to study on this pathway. Those with an interest in experiencing VR can attend this lunchtime session – hosted in the studio’s immersive space – to pilot some of the latest immersive technologies and sample some professional VR experiences and software packages, as well as examples of the student work currently being created in this exciting new area. Students and tutors from ‘Studio 4: UCL 360’ will be present to introduce visitors to the world of VR.

Image: Nowhere (Carolina Marconi, Ruogu Huang, Jiawei Gui, 2018)

Part of the UCL Festival of Culture.

Come to Room 7, the UCL Ethnographic & Documentary Film’s immersive space, to pilot some of the latest immersive technologies and sample some professional VR experiences and software packages, as well as examples of the student work currently being created in this exciting new area.