The Digital Hub will this week be web hosting an Immersive Tech Week from November 14th – 20th. Open to all, the occasions of this week might be concerned with studying and gaining hands-on revel in with the newest in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the way it may be implemented to on a regular basis stories.
At the release tournament going down on Thursday night time 14 November in The Digital Exchange development at The Digital Hub, visitors will pay attention a chain of brief talks concerning the previous, provide and long term of immersive technology in business and the humanities and revel in VR and AR technology first hand.
Commenting at the Immersive Tech Week, Rodhán Hickey, The Digital Hub’s Technologist-in-Residence, who’s spearheading the week’s occasions stated: “Immersive technology is truly starting off and may have a large affect on all industries, on schooling, healthcare, the humanities, leisure – the entirety. The Digital Hub’s Immersive Tech Week will let us show off the technology to everybody who works right here, in addition to to the local people and to the broader public.
“Of all the emerging technologies that I discuss with people in my role as Technologist-in- Residence, VR and immersive tech are the ones that excite people the most. I’m delighted that Immersive Tech Week will allow more people to experience and explore the medium and will hopefully inspire someone to go on and create something amazing.”
Throughout the week, guests will give you the chance to talk over with the general public showcase that includes the TiNK AR, an augmented reality treasure hunt game, which used to be advanced by way of Stephen Coyle, a TU Dublin Creative Digital Media graduate and recipient of the Dept. Graduate Innovation Award. The TiNK AR game blends the virtual international with the bodily surroundings round you, taking the joys of an previous treasure hunt and bringing it to the 21st century. Using the game’s App, players will have to assist the engineer who’s trapped within his system by way of amassing the lacking portions which might be hidden across the development, getting virtual hints to the place they could be alongside the way in which.
The showcase bureaucracy a part of The Digital Hub’s partnership with the Technological University Dublin based totally in Blanchardstown, which goals to show off the paintings of rising younger artists like Stephen, offering a platform for them to interact with the general public and others within the virtual arts sector.
Speaking when it comes to his paintings, virtual artist Stephen Coyle stated: “TiNK AR began as a challenge for my ultimate 12 months in school. Augmented Reality me as a result of I appreciated the theory of constructing an revel in which might mix the virtual international with the bodily international. Having no prior revel in with AR, it used to be a large possibility having to be informed from scratch the usage of on-line tutorials and boards however I sought after to problem myself to create one thing distinctive, and I’m happy I did.
“It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to be part of Immersive Technology Week at The Digital Hub. Events like this encourage people to think outside the box and push the boundaries of what can be created using new tech like this.”
In addition to the TiNK AR Treasure Hunt showcase, guests to The Digital Hub’s Immersive Tech Week may also give you the chance to don an Oculus Quest virtual reality headset and revel in a spread of VR demos from epic rollercoaster rides to preventing in heavyweight boxing fits, from trips into area, proper backpedal to earth to talk over with a refugee camp. To assist users bear in mind the revel in, guests can gather stamps in a “VR Passport” each and every time they whole an revel in from a selected class together with Getting Started, Adventure, Empathy, Gaming and Education.
Families from the native Dublin eight group are specifically inspired to pre-book and attend the showcase on Saturday which might be open for the VR and AR revel in.
Other highlights deliberate for Immersive Tech Week come with a chain of workshops that might be open to folks of every age and come with:
— The Making of Look ARound, in affiliation with Xcake
Xcake, the long-running meetup for the Apple developer group in Dublin, might be hosted by way of The Digital Hub this month the place Rodhán Hickey will communicate concerning the making of the Look ARound instructional AR app which makes use of ARKit, system studying and different complex tactics to interact scholars and convey ancient native landmarks to lifestyles.
— Intro to Immersive Technology for Business
Camille Donegan (Virtual Reality Ireland, XR Dublin) will provide the newest data on what’s lately scorching in immersive technology and the way you must be the usage of it on your business nowadays.
— First Steps in VR for Visual Artists
Digital Hub Artist-in-Residence Kate Nolan stocks her research into artists the usage of VR and her newbie steps getting began within the medium.
— Creating Virtual Worlds for the Oculus Quest
In this workshop, Hugh McCabe from TU Dublin will introduce individuals to making Virtual Reality (VR) content material for the Oculus Quest. As smartly as attending to revel in VR the usage of the brand new Quest headset, individuals might be offered to a easy workflow for developing their very own VR content material the usage of freely to be had device gear.
The Digital Hub is house to a rising cluster of ingenious virtual media companies which might be more and more adopting VR and AR technologies to supply new and enhanced choices to their shoppers.
To be told extra about Immersive Tech Week and pre-book your VR revel in at the Oculus Quest headset, please see: www.thedigitalhub.com/immersivetech