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Te Papa Talks: Virtual Realities


Fri 17 Mar 2017, 6:30pm–11:00pm

Where: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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From art to education, filmmaking to architecture, virtual and augmented reality are changing the way you explore what matters to you.

In this special evening of events, Te Papa and Victoria University of Wellington connect you with a new world of creative and collaborative potential.

Talks: 6:30pm-8:30pm - Level 2

Sit down, relax, and hear from leading innovators in immersive technologies.

Dr Leon Gurevitch – Victoria University of Wellington:
Leon Gurevitch will be our M.C. for the evening. Leon is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Design at Victoria University. Leon’s various research interests include games, visual effects and VR/AR.

About the speakers:

Lynette Wallworth – The Power of Immersive Storytelling:
Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and filmmaker. She was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of 2016’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers", whose installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world. Her work uses immersive environments, interactive technologies, and narrative long-form film to engage viewers.

Mike Jones – Writing for Virtual Reality:
Mike Jones is a writer, script editor, and creative producer working across the screen, page, and interactive media. He was co-creator of the virtual reality detective-thriller VR Noir: A Day Before the Night with Sydney-based company Start VR. He is also a lead writer of the upcoming speculative fiction VR drama Awake: First Contact.

Lynette Wallworth and Mike Jones were brought to New Zealand as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project.

Sutu – Art in the Age of Immersive Technologies:
From interactive augmented reality (AR) comics to immersive virtual reality (VR) story experiences, Sutu (Stuart Campbell) discusses creating art and telling stories in the age of AR and VR. Sutu is an Australian author, illustrator, and interactive designer. His Tilt Brush paintings have been commissioned by the likes of Google and Marvel, and he is currently developing a VR documentary using Tilt Brush.

Kat Lintott – The VR content environment:
Kat is a co-founder of Wrestler a Creative Video Agency and previously worked at 8i as their Chief Communications Officer. Kat's goal is to work with the New Zealand VR/AR/MR community to make sure that we are producing content on a global scale for a global audience. Kat is making and encouraging content that is adding to society, giving viewers who are coming out of these experiences the feeling of empowerment to be part of the real world too. Her particular interest is in creating content for the pre-teen audiences with strong female, non-gender specific and culturally diverse characters.

Live demos: 8:30pm-10:30pm - Espresso and Hīnātore, Learning Lab, Level 4

Join us after the talks and experience a variety of virtual and augmented reality demos. This is your chance to explore immersive technologies firsthand and meet the creators and other VR enthusiasts.

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