Zoe Camper FRSA and Julie Samuels FRSA (Augmented Society Network) spent a year planning and developing a group creative experience exhibition with the goal of showcasing the importance of creativity in all walks of life. The exhibition went live on the 1st November in-real- life(IRL) in London, in virtual reality, online, and in print. Through this amazing endeavor, they learned so much about people, their attitudes to using technology, and how to tell a great story to an audience spread across the world using multiple real and virtual platforms. The IRL exhibition was hosted by The Royal Society of Art, at RSA House just off Trafalgar Square in London. This was a rare opportunity for the contributors to show their work in central London at a hugely prestigious location. The Virtual Reality galleries were sponsored and supported by PCM Immersive Staged Productions, and Eva Pascoe from Cybersalon and in her role as London RSA Fellowship Council Representative.
Zoe and Julie managed the year-long project, recruiting and managing contributors, curating work, populating the galleries, whilst also producing online content, guided tours, video interviews and a fully designed and printed exhibition guide. The 26 contributors included writers, activists, artists, teachers, futurists, planners, makers, and thinkers, and all had one thing in common, they understood the importance of using creativity as a core tool in their daily lives and working practices. They were from North and South America, UK and Europe, Africa and Asia, all working in different fields and practices making an extended reality experience the ideal platform to showcase their creativity.
If you are wondering what this all felt like, how to do it yourself, or just how to get something complicated and new done, join us for this session.
During this time, you will learn:
- How the project started
- The importance of creativity
- Peoples attitudes to XR experiences
- The barriers and opportunities when producing complicated extended reality experiences
- How to never give up
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The Augmented Society Network is an RSA US Thematic Network founded in 2019 by two RSA Fellows with a passion for humankind. The network meets to discuss the impact technology is having on society and will continue to have in the coming weeks, decades and centuries. To learn more about the Augmented Society Network, go to https://www.augmentedsociety.org/.