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York St John University presents: The Virtual Imperative

York St John University, 1 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BA

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York St John University presents: The Virtual ImperativeThe perception, expectation and reality of immersive technologies

VR and AR technologies are well established – though there is a sense that their application, or worth, has still to be defined. Such developments represent a social and cultural imperative; evidenced by the contemporary discourse around the Metaverse, with issues of ownership, control, and positioning in the marketplace.

This day-long conference brings together leading figures from industry and academia, aiming to shed light on current thinking, explore cutting-edge VR/AR applications, and (through an understanding of historical technological precedents) attempt to contextualise and rationalise our virtual future.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Faisal Nazir, AWS Chief Architect / Associate Partner IBM Consulting
  • Manoela Silva, Research Associate and Instructional Designer at Voxar Labs
  • Simon Benson, Technology Consultant at TalentForTech
  • Andy McNamara, Head of CGI at Cinesite
  • April Greiman, Made in Space

The event will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm with networking and drinks running from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.

Tickets are priced at £10 per person. The York VR/AR Research Group is working to make this event as inclusive and accessible as possible. We have received internal funding from York St John University to enable us to offer a heavily subsidised admission price.

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