Tag: VR

Science

Norwich Science Festival: A week of science

During October half-term, dozens of events took place in and around Norwich to celebrate the Norwich Science Festival. Primarily based at the Forum, the festival hosted a wide range of talks, experiments and even an outer-space VR experience. Rockets were flying, toys were being made, and there were plenty of pop-up stands where you could…

Arts

Frogman: a scientific lens on the humane

As I sat on one of the chairs that surround a white, sand-like patch of ground that serves as stage, I could tell that Frogman was far from a usual show. I put on a VR mask that took me into the room of a dancing eleven-year-old, which, as producer Jack Lowe will tell me…

Film

In conversation with Adrian Wootton

Decked out in summer gear, our film editor Gus Edgar interviews film industry professional and UEA alumnus Adrian Wootton on his career, Netflix, and the future of the film industry… Who are you and what do you do? I’m Adrian Wootton and I am the CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission. And…

Arts

Frogman: a colourful, dream-like awakening to adulthood

As the audience took seat around the stage, a voiceover explained how to use the equipment, headphones and VR masks, that we would need over the hour-long session. As the voice spoke, we realised that they were not welcoming us to the theatre but, rather, to be the jury to reassess the case of a…

Gaming

Rogue One VR preview: Rogue fun

The opening to Rogue One: VR felt weirdly like waking up from a dream. As I stood, controller in hand with my travel backpack thoroughly half-nelsoning me, the demo gradually faded in to see me suspended above a wispy asteroid belt, rocking not the PS virtual reality headset I’d had difficulty accommodating to my melon…

Gaming, OldVenue

Drifting out of our thoughts

It’s hard to describe the Oculus Rift, to be released later this year, in terms that will not require subsequent explanations. So instead, it is best to describe it in layman’s terms. It’s a TV that you wear on your face. You can watch videos, inhabit ‘shared virtual spaces’ with other people in the most…