Speaker profileBen Carlin

Ben Carlin is the co-director of Megaverse, an immersive content studio based between London and Sheffield. He is part of the Royal Shakespeare Digital Cohort and is a specialist visiting lecturer in Digital Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University.

Ben will be presenting Megaverse’s latest project called FLOOD which has been developed as part of the 2019 Creative XR programme from Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

FLOOD is a mixed reality adaptation of award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey’s darkly funny apocalypse play where water has overwhelmed the world and only a small group of teenagers remain to figure out how to survive. With stark allusions to global warming, war, and ongoing refugee crises, this immersive retelling of the ancient flood myth draws on both the immediacy of live theatre and the shape-shifting possibilities of CG and VR to bring home the reality of a world in flux. Audiences are invited to dive into the depths of the flood through headsets with integrated spatial audio as the actors, performing live inside the virtual world, morph between individual characters, guides and the water itself.

Immerse Sheffield #3

We’ve got another exciting line up of speakers planned for our June event, including;

Ben Carlin – Ben will be presenting Megaverse’s latest project called FLOOD which has been developed as part of the 2019 Creative XR programme from Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

We will also be hearing the latest XR news and open the floor to you if you have anything you would like to share or help shape the direction of the meetup in the future. So please bring any ideas with you!

Also access to @Slantedtheory public ALAIRA VR data room.

Spark AR workshop

Learn Facebook’s Spark AR to create Augmented Reality selfie camera effects

About this Event

We invite you to a special one off workshop by Immerse Sheffield sponsored/supported by Kollider, on getting started with Augmented Reality using SparkAR, Facebooks augmented reality platform. During this 45 minute workshop, Martin Alcock of Load Pixels will guide you through creating an augmented reality project using SparkAR designed by local Sheffield illustrator Sian Ellis. Bring your own laptop to follow along or take notes so you can explore this platform further in your own time, this not to be missed workshop will provide you with all you need to know about getting started with and creating augmented reality projects. The workshop is being held in the Kollider Eagle Labs, in the fantastic Castle House. We have 50 tickets available on a first come first served basis.

You can download the workshop demo file here

Immerse Sheffield #2

We invite you to our second Immerse Sheffield event at Sheffield Tech Parks.

About this Event

Our second event welcomes speakers:

  1. Ivan Phelan of Sheffield Hallam University to talk about his ”Virtual Reality: How engaging content can aid rehabilitation and reduce pain”.
  2. Emma Cooper is an interactive producer at Cooperative Innovations and Executive Producer of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realties programme. Emma will be talking through what to expect from Doc/Fest Alternate Realities Programme this year.

We will also be haring the latest XR news and open the floor to you if you have anything you would like to share or help shape the direction of the meetup in the future. So please bring any ideas with you!

Inaugural Event!

We invite you to our first ever Immerse Sheffield event at Sheffield Tech Parks on Thursday 21st February 2019 6pm to 8pm. Join the event here.

Our first ever event welcomes Daniel Bacchus of Sheffield Hallam University to talk about his VR art exhibition “Life is beautiful. Always.” that was hosted in Access Space in Sheffield in June 2018 and at Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2018.

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