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SocialVR: Virtual Reality Storytelling for Youth and Non-Technical Adults #496

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mozfest-bot opened this Issue Aug 1, 2016 · 11 comments

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[ ID ] b163124e-d907-423b-a534-e6c794e4f191

[ Submitter's Name ] Aparna Wilder
[ Submitter's Affiliated Organisation ] Carnegie Mellon University, ArtFab
[ Submitter's Twitter ] @irl Laboratories

[ Space ] youth

[ Format ] demo, fireside

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Virtual Reality (VR) appears poised to affect the field of modern education, however, creating user-generated VR experiences requires expertise with graphic design, 3D modeling, video editing, and programming skills is too complex for most elementary and middle school teachers and students to take on. In order to make VR storytelling more accessible, we have created SocialVR: a browser-based interactive design tool that allows non-technical users aged 8+ to create personalized VR experiences. Using a simple browser, phone, and low-cost camera, individuals who otherwise would not have access to VR technology are equipped to build personalized immersive experiences using 360 photos and videos, text, and audio. Using these media primitives, users can create customized stories, games, and learning resources. During the demo and lightning talk, we will share several examples and demonstrate how to make a personalized VR experience. We will also build an example on site.

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We will give a brief talk and share several examples, and then create a live demonstration in the room. We will ask participants to contribute an audio clip, image, or text to add to the personalized immersive experience. We will then share the experience through a headset and connected screen.

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We will give a talk, and then we will demonstrate SocialVR using 360 photographs that we will collect from the Mozilla Festival. Each participant will have the opportunity to contribute text, audio, or an image to add to the example we create on site. We would be equally comfortable with 3 or 25 participants and would divide the room into two groups to create different examples using the same media to compare what they envisioned and created.

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e hope to meet educators interested in using SocialVR in their classroom or after school programs. We also hope to brainstorm curriculum ideas and new ways to use SocialVR based on ideas generated in the workshop.

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@irl_laboratories thank you for submitting sounds like really interesting content. We need to,do a Skype call to talk over your sessions structure. I'll email you separately

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EPIKhub commented Aug 1, 2016

@irl_laboratories thank you for submitting sounds like really interesting content. We need to,do a Skype call to talk over your sessions structure. I'll email you separately

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@EPIKhub Just to let you know, that highlighted me not the intended recipient. All sounds like really cool stuff though. (:

irl commented Aug 1, 2016

@EPIKhub Just to let you know, that highlighted me not the intended recipient. All sounds like really cool stuff though. (:

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@irl_laboratories thanks for the heads up! You should totally come to MozFest check out the repository of issues created with all the sessions that have been submitted so far, we have some rad content lining up (;

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EPIKhub commented Aug 1, 2016

@irl_laboratories thanks for the heads up! You should totally come to MozFest check out the repository of issues created with all the sessions that have been submitted so far, we have some rad content lining up (;

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apuhub Aug 2, 2016

@EPIKhub This is me here. Happy to set up a skype call when you have some time to discuss structure and other elements. Look forward to the email.

apuhub commented Aug 2, 2016

@EPIKhub This is me here. Happy to set up a skype call when you have some time to discuss structure and other elements. Look forward to the email.

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apuhub Sep 14, 2016

@EPIKhub excited to see we are under consideration. Who is the best person to contact on email with a few queries I have?

apuhub commented Sep 14, 2016

@EPIKhub excited to see we are under consideration. Who is the best person to contact on email with a few queries I have?

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@apuhub myself :) we will be emailing everyone this Friday with contact details you can also get me on twitter @dorineflies

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EPIKhub commented Sep 14, 2016

@apuhub myself :) we will be emailing everyone this Friday with contact details you can also get me on twitter @dorineflies

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apuhub Sep 14, 2016

@EPIKhub okay thank you. Is it possible to still apply for a travel stipend? The tickets are getting more expensive here and we are not sure if the other grant we applied for will come through.

apuhub commented Sep 14, 2016

@EPIKhub okay thank you. Is it possible to still apply for a travel stipend? The tickets are getting more expensive here and we are not sure if the other grant we applied for will come through.

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@apuhub stipends have all been allocated now sorry

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EPIKhub commented Sep 14, 2016

@apuhub stipends have all been allocated now sorry

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Session accepted in the Youth Zone

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EPIKhub commented Sep 16, 2016

Session accepted in the Youth Zone

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apuhub Sep 17, 2016

Great. Thank you. Is there a program available so I can plan my trip accordingly ?

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apuhub commented Sep 17, 2016

Great. Thank you. Is there a program available so I can plan my trip accordingly ?

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Scheduling sessions will happen in weeks leading up to Mozfest, you should aim to be there for the 28-30th Oct

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EPIKhub commented Sep 17, 2016

Scheduling sessions will happen in weeks leading up to Mozfest, you should aim to be there for the 28-30th Oct

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