As part of Trailerpark I/O, we are doing a lab on virtual reality in collaboration with Khora VR. During the lab, we will explore current and future virtual worlds, try on different headsets and devices, check out available apps and explore the many questions that are arising around the subject of VR.
We are facing exciting times when it comes to virtual reality. Headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hit the consumer market this spring, almost four years after Oculus Rift was launched as a product on Kickstarter and set off the current wave of interest in VR. Likewise, Google recently launched Daydream, a new VR platform for Android, that succeeds their first advance into the world of VR, Cardboard, that was introduced in 2014.
Millions of new users are around the corner and the questions surrounding the future of virtual reality are many. Seeing as VR creates strong illusions of embodiment, where you feel as if you own and control another body, what will the psychological consequences be? What effect will VR have on culture and creativity? And what are the obstacles for a medium that is purely about consuming media – and seems to require both technical knowledge and expensive gear – when it comes to the YouTube generation, that has grown up creating media themselves?
As part of Trailerpark I/O, we are doing a lab on virtual reality in collaboration with Khora VR. Khora opened up the world's first virtual reality store in Copenhagen in February. Combining a storefront, educational platform and lab space, Khora aims to integrate people of all ages and walks of life who share a common interest in VR.
During the lab, we will explore current and future virtual worlds, try on different headsets and devices, check out available apps, discuss and experiment with what works best, and explore the many questions that are arising around the subject.
The lab has room for 25 participants. Everyone is welcome to apply for a seat.
Note that you can only apply for one lab, as all labs at I/O take place between 10am and 12.30pm.
Trailerpark I/O – unfolding the world of art, design and technology
Trailerpark I/O, a one-day event in Copenhagen on July 29, amplifies curiosity, celebrates ideas and showcases what happens when creativity, radical ideas and technology meet. The event exhibits futuristic and visionary ideas, talks by thought-leaders and troublemakers from around the globe, and labs, where people can co-develop ideas with leading experts.
The labs at I/O are all about getting involved, playing around and creating value together. The idea is to gather people and startups around a specific challenge or theme and together with experts and great facilitators try to develop new solutions together. We believe in an arena where the exploratory approach trumps the fear of failing and where collaboration is more important than showing off.
Learn more at http://io.trailerparkfestival.com/.