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English
Workshop
Everyone
VR for the People: How Anyone Can Build a Virtual Reality Universe

Short thesis

Come learn about a number of free and easy VR resources such as A-Frame, that allows users to create and publish VR worlds in their browser no matter their tech skills or budget.

Description

Virtual Reality has already shown to have huge potential in almost every industry, from education and healthcare to journalism and activism. Unfortunately, the tools and resources to build in VR can be incredibly expensive and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to A-Frame, a simple, free and easy programming language, users can create and publish VR worlds in their browser no matter their tech skills or budget.

In this session, attendees will learn how to create, build, and start incorporating the power of VR in their work immediately by learning the basics of A-frame and building a 360-degree tour. I will then demonstrate ways in which VR can be helpful with journalism, activism, education, and the arts.

Besides walking away with at least one published VR project, users will also gain access to the A-Frame Workshop toolkit I've curated which contains lesson plans, presentations, and other resources in the hopes that people can easily run this workshop at their organization, a learning institution, or with their friends.

Participants should come to this session with a device that is easy to type on (i.e. tablet, chromebook, laptop) and a smartphone (though know a smartphone is not required for participation in this event).

This workshop is intended for people of all ages. 

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