Real World VR

Real World VR, is Melbourne’s flagship XR-VR/AR/MR event and presents a series of high-quality XR -virtual, augmented & mixed reality events & festivals. Genres include VR filmmaking, VR/AR production, VR sound, music & education, VR animation, VR/AR MR arts and VR gaming. Real World VR manages and collaborates with MIFF VR, Ballarat Tech School and Transitions Film Festival VR.

Having gained a following since launching in 2016, the event showcases some of the most inspiring social enterprise & impact driven leaders working with new technologies in Australia.

Previous guests have included Oculus, HTC, Opaque Media, Zero Latency, Facebook, Google, Bob Brown Foundation, Marc-O-Matic, VRTOV, ABC, SBS VR, Start VR, MIFF VR, Film Victoria, Jumpgate, Humense, Staples VR, Transitions Film Festival, Melbourne University, NSW University, Ballarat Tech School & many more award winning filmmakers & producers.

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 XR-VR/AR/MR community to form collaborative partnerships, find employment, form business partnerships and work on each others’ projects.

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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 XR – 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 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 and room scale experiences.

The event is an opportunity for the audience to ask questions or experience XR-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 XR-VR/AR/MR community. Sessions include: Film & Production, MIFF VR, VR + Positive Change, Music/The Arts, Gaming, Education & more.

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This session we discuss virtual reality filmmaking, production and gaming.

Real World VR is one of Melbourne’s flagship XR-VR/AR/MR events. The event showcases some of the most inspiring leaders working with new technologies in Australia. This session, we discuss virtual reality filmmaking, gaming & AR simulation. Includes demos and networking + Kaiju Beer specials.

Panellists:
– Dr Michael Kuiper, Biomolecular Modeller – CSIRO Data61 Lab
– Nicholas McDonnell – Managing Director – Samurai Punk (gaming studio)
– Jess O’Farrell – VR Creative Director
– VR Arcade
– Leah Bunny – Moderator
– More speakers to be announced

Demos:
– Experience “Nanome” virtual reality from CSIRO Data61 on the HTC Vive. (The future of molecular design and exploration).
– Experience “American Dream” by game studio Samurai Punk on the HTC Vive.

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Dr Michael Kuiper, Biomolecular Modeller – CSIRO Data61 Lab
Michael is a computational biomolecular modeller currently working in the Molecular & Materials Modelling group at Data61 of CSIRO, specializing in molecular simulations. By visualizing and modelling the molecules of life through computer simulations, researchers gain deeper insights into health and disease. Prior to joining the MMM team, Michael worked at the Victorian Life Science Computation Initiative (VLSCI) supporting medical research as well as participating five seasons with the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) based in McMurdo and Palmer stations researching antifreeze proteins, (or why some fish don’t freeze).

Specific interests include augmented reality visualisation of biomolecular complexes, virtual reality, 3D printing and drone remote sensing and mapping. Dr. Michael will discuss their Augmented Reality and Virtual reality work of molecular structures currently exhibiting at MKW.

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Nicholas McDonnell (Managing Director) – Samurai Punk
Samurai Punk is a leading virtual reality gaming studio based in Melbourne. Games include Hazumino, Screencheat, Feather, Roombo, First Blood, The American Dream, Table of Tales as well as a new serious games VR project in collaboration with the Sony Foundation.

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Jess O’Farrell – VR Creative Director
Jess is a creative producer working with traditional video, including scripted live action, documentary, music video, animation, and VR and passionate about social impact. Jess has worked with Studio Bento (Rone), Carben Creative, Gen C, Wildebeest, Oh Yeah Wow & The Royals.

VR works include “VR Panel Assets”, ‘Workforce Pus VR” aimed at supporting vulnerable youth to find pathways for work and “Disruption VR” for the City of Melbourne (viewed through the perspective of three characters as they encounter a scene of congestion and disruption in the city).

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+ Virtual Reality HTC Vive Experiences:
Experience “Nanome” virtual reality from CSIRO Data61 on the HTC Vive.
Experience “American Dream” by game studio Samurai Punk on the HTC Vive.

Previous guests have included Oculus/Facebook, HTC, Opaque Media, Zero Latency, Facebook, Google, Bob Brown Foundation, Marc-O-Matic, VRTOV, ABC, SBS VR, Start VR, MIFF VR, Film Victoria, Jumpgate, Humense, Staples VR, Phoria, PLOT Media, Transitions Film Festival, Melbourne University, NSW University, Ballarat Tech School & numerous award-winning filmmakers & producers.

Supported by HTC Vive, Staples VR, Loop Project Space & Bar & Kaiju Beer

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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
M: 0400 190 276
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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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