Real World VR

Real World VR, is Melbourne’s flagship VR/AR/MR event and presents a series of high-quality virtual, augmented & mixed reality events on a bi-monthly basis. Genres include VR filmmaking, VR/AR production, VR sound, music & education, VR animation, VR/AR MR the arts and VR gaming.

The events include a speakers forum, Q&A, panel, equipment demonstrations, VR showcase, live performance & networking. We facilitate engage, support, educate, influence, promote, connect and inspire audiences, enthusiasts, industry, developers, producers, filmmakers, animators and the VR/AR/MR community / industry.

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About

Real World VR, founded in March 2016, brings together some of the industries most respected speakers in their field. The audience attracts developers, start-ups, enthusiasts and commercial industry.

Find out about the current uses of virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality and commercial applications, connect and network with like-minded individuals.

We meet every second month on a Tuesday evening at Loop Project Space & Bar. The night includes a Q&A forum, virtual, augmented or mixed reality experiences using Google Cardboard & Samsung headsets in the front room and HTC Vive or Oculus Rift demos in the back room on large format screens. We often host live demonstrations.

The event is an opportunity for the audience to ask questions or experience VR / AR/ MR (Virtual Reality) and 360 video for themselves.

Each session will look at a specific industry and how VR can be applied to that industry in the commercial environment. The idea is to engage developers and commercial industry and grow the VR / AR / MR community. Sessions include: Film & Production, Music, The Arts, Gaming, Simulation Training & Education & more.

Event starts from 6.30 pm – 10:30 pm (Doors open at 6.00 pm)
Speakers from 6:30 pm – 8.30 pm (Forum, Q&A)
VR Demos from 8.30 pm (networking opportunities and VR demos).

Proudly supported by Film Victoria, Reality Reload, Loop Project Space & Bar & Kaiju Beer.

Upcoming Events

REAL WORLD VR

VR/MR Music, Immersive Sound, Virtual Reality Music Software, Spatial-Audio Production Session feat. Oculus & The Music Room VR, talks, panel discussions, virtual reality music demos, networking & Q&A session.

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This month’s event explores the potential of these cutting-edge technologies across music including immersive sound production, breakthroughs in spatial audio, conceptual audio design within narrative-driven VR experiences and virtual music.
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SPEAKERS 
– Peter Sterling – Tech Lead – Oculus Audio
– Chris O’Neill – Audio Director/Manager at The Otherworld Agency / Frostfire Audio
– Loki Davison – Founder – The Music Room VR / Chroma Coda
– MC : Leah Bunny

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PETE STIRLING

Peter Stirling Oculus VR

Peter Stirling is the Tech Lead on the Oculus Audio team that provides state of the art spatial audio technology to developers working in VR. Peter has over 10 years experience working in real-time audio, starting in middleware developing audio technology that has shipped in major AAA titles across Consoles, Mobile, and PC. He’s been with Oculus for 3 years leading the audio team that provides audio solutions for content creators. Working closely with Oculus Research the audio team has delivered breakthrough technology including spherical harmonic based ambisonic rendering, near-field spatialization, and volumetric sound sources.

Peter will discuss “breakthroughs in spatial audio” and explain the fundamentals of the new technology they have developed.

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CHRIS O’NEILL

Chris O'Neill Frostfire Audio

Chris O’Neill is a Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and award winning singer/songwriter, the sole recipient of both an Academic Excellence award and the Ken Barker scholarship and played with Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) and Matt Corby.

Chris will be discussing the balancing act that is conceptual audio design within narrative-driven VR experiences. What makes the approach different to other mediums (regular 2D film, game, and other VR genres), where the technical and conceptual crossovers exist/can be best utilized, and a look into creative decision-making, trouble shooting and workarounds.

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LOKI DAVISON

Loki Davison Chroma Coda The Music Room

Loki Davison is the maker of Poly Expressive, the MIDI foot controller that allows full control of all pedal settings while keeping your hands on the instrument. Loki has also released Tombé Drums and The Music Room which have been nominated for numerous awards. The director of the first live streamed machinima, an MMO, and the first VR experience to be a keynote at a major art festival.

Loki will share his development process, findings from observing hundreds of musicians use them and feedback from customers. He will highlight common pitfalls and discuss how multidimensional control can help make new expressive instruments but also combine with traditional instruments to enable deep live effect control.
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DEMOS
We will be showcasing a software demo from The Music Room (Play music instruments virtually) and various Samsung VR demos.
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DRINK SPECIALS
Proudly brought to you by Kaiju Beer
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SCHEDULE
6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm: Speakers
7.30 pm: Panel Discussion + Q&A
8.30 pm + The Music Room + VR Demos + Networking / Drinks / Music / Licenced Bar
10:30 pm: Close
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TICKETS
$5 Entry
or $10 With Kaiju Beer on arrival
Must book on Eventbrite as this event sells out:

BOOK HERE
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VENUE
Loop Project Space & Bar
23 Meyers Place Melbourne (CBD)
Loop Project Space & Bar is a safe space and supports, not for profits, The arts, film, music and community. One of Melbourne’s most atmospheric and iconic venues with an exceptional menu, wine & cocktail list & a large range of craft beers.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.
Thank you
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SUPPORTERS 

Real World VR Melbourne Virtual Reality Event

Real World VR would like to thank Film Victoria, Reality Reload, Loop Project Space & Bar and Kaiju Beer for their support.

Real World VR would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Tribe people as the traditional owners of the land.

 

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VENUE

Loop Project Space & Bar
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
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CONTACT

Leah Bunny
Real World VR
The Cluster – Level 17, 31 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
T+61 3 9584 330
M: 0400 190 276
EMAIL
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SPONSORS

Real World VR would like to thank Film Victoria, Reality Reload, Loop Project Space & Bar and Kaiju Beer for their support.

Real World VR would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Tribe people as the traditional owners of the land.

Real World VR Melbourne Virtual Reality Event