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VR today & tomorrow

Learn about the newest trends and upcoming possibilities within VR production from some of the most acclaimed international persons of knowledge and most innovative companies on the field.
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Thursday April 20
14:00 - 18:00
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Thorsten Høegsberg
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Key take-aways

  • Learn about the newest trends and upcoming possibilities within VR production
  • Get inspiration for new projects
  • Meet new business partners from the digital visual industry

Please register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vr-today-tomorrow-tickets-32814035664

State of the art within virtual reality: ​For this masterclass we have invited some of the most acclaimed international persons of knowledge and most innovative companies within VR production to come and talk and to display their newest work and thoughts for their colleagues from the digital visual industry.


13.30-14.00: Check in with coffee and cake

14.00-14.15: Welcome by Peter Richardson on behalf of the partner group

14.15-14.50: Keynote: Danish National Broadcast (DR) ”Our experience with VR, what VR can do in a journalistic public service perspective and the new media language, which we are working with.”

14.50-15:30: Keynote: Bertie Mills, Managing director of Virtual Umbrella.

15.30-15.50: Coffee break

16.00-16.30: Keynote: Emotional Data Lab Aarhus (Aarhus University)

16.30-17.10: Keynote: David Tree, Hertfordshire University

17.10-17.30: Wrapping up by Peter Richardson

17.30-18.30: Live VR/AR experience Lab: A selection of new VR/AR projects - get inspiration on how to use VR and AR within your own “reality”.

(Kanda, 260 tales, Hertfordshire University, VIA University College, Take a walk, Emotion Gateway, Cadpeople)

Tapas & networking

Extra: 19.00 Networking party: ‘Entrepreneurs Meetup featuring Growing Investors 2017’: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aarsome-meet-up-feat-growing-investors-2017-tickets-32180871854

Thomas Bjørnsten

Postdoc, School of Communication and Culture - Aarhus University
Thomas Bjørnsten PhD, is postdoc researcher at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University(Denmark). He has a background in visual culture, sound studies, and aesthetics and currently works on the 3-year project Making Sense of Data, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. His research focuses on artistic and experimental design practices in data visualization and sonification relating to big data and perceptual coding strategies. As part of this research the Emotional Data Lab Aarhus - EMDAA - has recently been launched (www.emotionaldata.dk). Here the research concentrates on the field of emotional data and how this is connected to recent developments in machine learning and AI technologies. Thomas has recently been a visiting scholar and lectured at MIT's Imagination, Computation, and Expression (ICE) Lab, The Georgia Institute of Technology (Sonification Lab), and was a fellow at MECS - Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Leuphana University.

Ane Skak

Editor and producer at DR
Ane Skak works as an editor and producer at the Cultural Department at the Danish Broadcast Corporation (DR). For the last two years, she has produced VR films ranging from current affairs, to satire and sport and this year a large scale project telling the Danish history from stone age to present in a series of eight VR films. She has an expertise and longtime experience producing major cross media projects with outcome on TV, radio and online and with a high level of user engagement and co-creation, including key projects like 'Our Art' (Input, Sidney 2012), 'Build It' (winner of Prix Italia) and 'Next stop home' (winner of Prix Radio). Ane Skak started her career at Interactive Institute in Sweden, where she co-produced a 'interactive video game board' to the Swedish pavilion at EXPO 2000, then she moved on to the film industry where she was the director of an international children and youth film festival, before she felt in love with public service at DR in 2006. (Photo: DR Presse, Agnete Schlichtkrull)

Peter Richardson

Professor of Film
Throughout the nineties and early 2000's Peter worked in the film and TV industry. Starting out in music videos, he has directed films for Blur, Placebo, Jason Donovan, The Sundays, Sum 41 and his childhood heroes The Stranglers. In the late 1990's he moved into commercials creating for some of the worlds most recognisable brands including: Nike, O'Neill, Chrysler Jeep, Kia Cars, The V&A, Cadbury Schweppes, E and J Gallo Wines and EMI. As co-managing Director of Republik Films London, Peter ran a highly successful Production Company with a multi-million pound turnover. Returning to Academia in 2003, he transformed the Digital Film programme at the University of Dundee into a multi-BAFTA award-winning programme, whose graduates are highly sought after by employers throughout the Creative Industries. Peter is also currently Director of the Visual Effects Research Lab (VERL) at the University of Dundee, which he founded. Funded by a €5M EU grant as part of North Sea Screen Partnership, the lab investigates new technologies and workflows for film visual effects production. Researchers based at VERL have collaborated with partners based in Universities, SME's and Government in 7 European countries on a diverse slate of projects spanning film, medical imaging, visualisation, creative industries policy and education. The partnership has helped European SME's compete the market for high-end visual effects for major film and T.V. projects.