In 2015, a group of forward-thinking UWA staff started AVRL, an initiative to accelerate the uptake of Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) in education, research, industry and beyond.
AVRL runs free public workshops, seminars, demonstrations and networking events. Anyone with an interest in VR or AR is welcome.
AVRL’s Previous Event: Jamming Towards an Ensemble
We had lots of new faces at the July AVRL event and were pleased to welcome attendees from Curtin, ECU, Murdoch and TAFE, as well as a range of software and gaming developers from the Perth metropolitan area.
Our presenters for the evening were Brendan Ragan and Matt Dyet, Director and Producer of Stirfire Studios, who spoke to the AVRL crowd about their new multi-platform virtual reality puzzle game, Symphony of the Machine.
The presentation, titled “Jamming Towards an Ensemble”, highlighted challenges and lessons learned throughout an intense twelve-month development process.
Project Highlight: Virtual Plant Cell
The Virtual Plant Cell project is an evolving collection of virtual reality experiences for Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Google Cardboard and other future VR and AR devices. Collectively, they let users interact with and explore the microscopic inner world of a plant cell, providing unique, immersive and engaging ways to learn about plant energy biology.
AVRL has worked closely with the Plant Energy Biology centre on this project since 2015, providing a range of consultation services.
Have you taken a look at our knowledge area lately? It has useful lists of conferences, websites, hardware and software – all related to VR, MR and AR.
If you think we’re missing a useful link or two, feel free to let us know and we’ll add them.
Just some of the reasons we’d like to hear from you:
- if you’d like to give a presentation or demo of your work at one of our events;
- if you’d like to know more about our initiative;