- Tuesday 23 November 2021
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Online event
- Lectures and seminars
- General public
Vision expanded. Life transformed. Knowledge unleashed. Futures shaped. Perception challenged. Reality reinvented.
The webinar series
Meet the researchers: immersive technology – the new reality
Virtual reality (VR) is becoming the new normal at the University of Leeds as staff and students working in a range of disciplines embrace the technology.
Experts from across campus and beyond are driving forwards the use of immersive technologies to upskill the next generation and push the boundaries of possibilities in research from culture to climate and healthcare to education.
This webinar series highlights how cutting-edge research can provide new and innovative ways of using virtual reality to impact upon tomorrow’s society.
Dr Faisal Mushtaq, Associate Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies, will chair the webinar series. Each webinar will include a 30 minute Q&A session.
Using virtual and immersive technologies in cultural institutions
Tuesday 23 November, 6–7pm
This webinar will address how museums, memorial sites and other cultural institutions are using virtual and immersive technologies to deepen visitor understanding.
Lecturer in Digital Media and Academic Lead with the Centre for Immersive Technologies, Dr Tom Jackson, will consider how these technologies can present new means of accessing and engaging with sites of cultural and historical significance.
The significant ethical implications of these technological developments, with a particular focus on the ethics of virtual Holocaust memorialisation, will also be explored.
Recordings will be made available on the Leeds alumni events replay page.
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The next webinar in the series is about Virtual reality and pro-environmental behaviour and will be held on Thursday 25 November, 6–7pm.