Tech for Good - VR
22/03/2017 | OGS Works, Quay Street, M3 3JE
Last month's Tech for Good talk focused on Digital and Social Inclusion. It was a fantastic event.
This month Tech for Good will be talking (and playing with!) VR at the stunning OGS Works. The line up:
iAnimal from Animal Equality - @animalequality
Animal Equality are a farmed animal protection organisation that uses virtual reality to take people inside factory farms and slaughter houses. Our unique 360 experience, iAnimal, allows the viewer to have an immersive look into the lives and deaths of animals raised for food.
Filmed from the perspective of the animal, in full 360, iAnimal is the first VR experience to show people what the industry hides from us all. Animal Equality uses iAnimal to educate people about the reality of modern farming so that they can make an informed decision about whether they want to buy into the meat industry.
All of the footage was filmed by Animal Equality on working farms and slaughterhouses in 2016, and depicts legal, standard practise."
They will talk about the project and bring some headsets for everyone to play with on the day.
Gareth Ford Williams - Head of Accessibility at BBC Design and Engineering
The BBC are doing a lot of work looking at how VR can be accessible. There's research going on into subtitle UX, push and pull audio description, enhanced visuals for eye conditions and parallel UX for both standing and wheelchair views.
It's early stages but they have some great stuff to demo on the 3D audio.
There'll be space for brief "lightning" talks on the night, where anyone will have a chance to speak for up to 3 minutes on something that helps more people do good with tech.
Reason Digital have helped to arrange the event, provided admin support and even created the lovely Tech for Good brand.
And 34SP continue to support Tech for Good by grabbing the bill! Expect the usual amazing beer and pizza selection.
There is a limit on numbers for this event - you can register your interest here.
Check out previous talks, podcasts and tweet with Tech for Good.