Virtual reality showcase

In March 2017, Victoria partnered with Te Papa Tongarewa for a series of public events that focused on how virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) are changing the way people live, work and play.

Associate Professor Doug Easterly, who heads Victoria’s School of Design, says Te Papa Talks: Virtual Realities was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge research happening at the University.

“The team at Te Papa were great to collaborate with, because they are experts at crafting specific modes of delivery to different audiences,” says Doug. “The people attending included young creatives, industry professionals and teachers, which is why we ended up with a range of events from talks by some of our academics through to hands-on workshops.

“The work Victoria’s researchers are doing in this space is world-leading. It’s been great to highlight our capability to the public because the potential uses of AR and VR are almost limitless.”