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SCARF: V-SENSE Creative Experiments in 6 DoF VR/AR – Beckett, Swift & Trinity Library

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12 – 1pm

SCARF: V-SENSE Creative Experiments in 6 DoF VR/AR - Beckett, Swift & Trinity Library

Aljosa Smolic, SFI Research Professor of Creative Technologies, TCD.
V-SENSE Creative Experiments in 6 DoF VR/AR – Beckett, Swift & Trinity Library

Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) are among hottest technology trends these days, as they open tremendous new opportunities and may even be disruptive in many areas of business and society. In many aspects technology is mature enough for broad mass adoption. However, creative use for storytelling is still being explored and developed by artists. A distinction can be made between 3DoF (3 degrees of freedom), which provides only look around capabilities (rotation) and 6DoF, which additionally supports moving around in the scenery. While live action 3DoF VR (360 video) has received some attention for storytelling recently, providing live action 6DoF narrative experiences is widely unresolved, for both VR and AR. This talk will briefly outline technology for 6DoF VR/AR content creation recently developed in V-SENSE of Trinity College Dublin as well as related creative experiments. These will include a reinterpretation of Beckett in VR and an experience featuring Jonathan Swift in the context of the old Trinity Library, concluding with an outlook to ongoing productions (dedicated VR narratives and VR opera).

About SCARF
The School of Creative Arts Research Forum meets weekly in the Neill Theatre, Long Room Hub on Mondays at 12-1 in MT. The aim of the Forum is to give a space for School researchers, both staff and postgraduate students, to share their ideas in an informal, supportive environment. It is also an opportunity for the School to hear about the research of colleagues both from within TCD and outside who share our research interests. In line with the research agenda of the School, talks will encompass traditional research and practice-based research. We also offer special sessions on research funding. In semester one, all talks will be given by School staff, in semester two we expect research students, specifically doctoral students, to contribute to the Forum. Each talk should last around 20 mins and will be followed by a Q & A.

See full schedule here

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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