A new Kickstarter launched by Crystal Wang and Abhinav Sircar aims to raise funds to put on a workshop that will allow design students to learn about augmented reality (AR) and reality virtual (VR).
Called From 2D to 3D Design: AR/VR Workshop for Designers, the goal is to help designers break into the evolving VR/AR space by giving them a chance to attend a full-day of talks and sessions. The goal of the Kickstarter is to raise the needed funds to get hold of all the equipment that is needed to run the workshop for 50 attendees. The spaces are open to students and professional designers interested in learning about emerging VR and AR technology and how to transition from 2D design to 3D design.
There are a number of speakers planned for the event including prominent members of the New York AR/VR community to speak to the attendees. The current list of speakers includes:
- Nicholas Fortungo, Co-Founder/CCO, Playmatics; Game Designer, Teacher, and Artist
- Jenya Lugina, Co-Founder at Friends With Holograms
- LaToye Adams, researcher in Media and Educational Technology
- Mischa Fierer, AR/VR Designer at Spatial
From 2D to 3D Design: AR/VR Workshop for Designers is looking to raise £1,419 (GBP) and at the time of writing is only £400 short of their goal. A number of stretch goals are included as well which, should they be meet, will expand the material at the workshop and even bring it to a new location. If $6,000 (USD) are raised then an additional 10-person hands-on building session will be held with ARKit. Should the Kickstarter raise $10,000 (USD) then the workshop will be taken to San Francisco to allow backers on the West Coast a chance to attend as well.
There are a number of different backer tiers available ranging from the low donation of $4 (USD) to help support the workshop and get a digital thank you, to $10 allowing you access to the full videos and keynote slides from the day. Workshop admission tickets cost $45 and are limited to 30 spaces in total, with other options available to sponsor a group of students to attend should you wish to support the workshop that way.
From 2D to 3D Design: AR/VR Workshop for Designers will be held in the School of Visual Arts Interaction Design Studio in New York City on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.
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