12 JUNE 2016 – WORKSHOP: Virtual Reality Gets Real @ WNC in Cartagena, Colombia



This workshop will explore current practices of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and immersive 360 videos. We’re going to analyze how these technologies can enrich journalism across the globe and discuss possible technical, ethical and health related issues in order to form the basis for virtual reality journalism code of ethics.

During the workshop we’ll review the latest developments in the virtual reality market, latest investments, immersive video capture techniques, dissemination via mobile VR players, ways to develop virtual reality apps and generate ideas around how immersive technologies can make a significant impact in future newsrooms.

  • Deniz Ergürel, Tow-Knight Fellow, Founder of  haptic.al, USA
  • Matthew Holmes MacVey, CUNY VR Strategic Investment Initiative, USA  
  • Nathan Griffiths, Interactive Editor, Associated Press, USA
  • Helen Situ, Virtual Reality Evangelist, NextVR, USA

Date: Sunday 12 June 2016

Time: 12h30 to 15h30

Location:Getsemaní, Calle 24 #8A-344, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Salon Reunion 302 Level 3

Title: “Virtual Reality Gets Real”

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