For those based in London looking for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) experiences, workshops, events or co-working space may have come across the Realities Centre, one of the leading innovation spaces for immersive technologies. Most of their events have been held in the Cocoon network in East London (4 Christopher Street, EC2A 2BS), but since the 7th of September the Realities Centre is also coming to West London in Huckletree West.
The new partnership between Huckletree West and the Realities Centre was celebrated by hosting the event ‘Augmented & Virtual Reality in the Media & Creative Industries’ at Huckletree West (191 Wood Ln, W12 7FP). It offered members of the public a chance to see the new coworking spaces in Huckletree West and try out some Google Tilt Brush in the HTC Vive.
Ultrahaptics also showcased Virtual Reality Magic. Virtual Reality Magic is a VR game that was shown on the HTC Vive which combined Ultrahaptic’s haptic’s technology with the game so players could use their hands to shoot fire or electricity from their hands after learning the spells from your master’s spell book. Watch the trailer below to get an idea of what Ultrahaptics were showing at the Event.
The evening had a number of talks from industry specialists. Thomas Gere, CEO & Founder of the Realities Centre and Gabriela Hersham, CEO of Huckletree announced their partnership and introduced the speakers. The event kicked off with Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion (UAL) discussing how 3D and immersive experiences will disrupt the fashion industry. The even had speakers from Ravensbourne, BBC, Raindance Film Festival and Ultrahaptics discussing how companies were adapting to new technologies and how VR and AR would distrupt various creative sectors. The evening concluded with a panel discussion with Kevin Joyce, Editor of VRFocus hosting panel with the speakers and Dave Haynes from Seedcamp and WaveVR discussing the future of immersive technologies.
To find out more watch the video below.