As part of the in_collusion programme, in November 2016, we kicked off a series of arts and technology Meetups - first in Cambridge and then Collusion started groups in King's Lynn and Bury St Edmunds. With 480 members and growing, Collusion will launch more groups for the other in_collusion hubs throughout 2017.
Fast forward to a dark Monday night in February at Cambridge Junction, when we put on a one-off event named 'Let's talks about virtual reality' with guest speakers from Marshmallow Laser Feast and Cambridge-based creative agency, The Fusion Works. The evening was a huge success attracting over 90 people with a great mix of talks about art, the technology and how to develop on it as well as a series of hands-on demos so members could experience virtual reality which many did for the very first time ever - popping their VR-cherry!
The Fusion Works invited members of the audience on to the stage to experience their development lab and meet their co-worker, Gary;
While Marshmallow Laser Feast inspired and delighted guests with their approach in creating fully immersive and highly sensual artistic experiences using VR as a medium.
Nell Whitley, MLF's executive producer discussed how the award-winning studio is focussed on creating and implementing creative work which brings people together & reflects, comments and learns from differing aspects of society. Her talk featured their In The Eyes of an Animal project and more recent one Treehugger.
The evening was featured on The Fusion Works blog and in the latest Cambridge Edition magazine in an article called 'State of the Art', read the full article on pages 36 and 37 here.
If you are interested in arts and technology and following the in_collusion programme, join the Meetups in Cambridge, King's Lynn and Bury St Edmunds and follow @in_collusion for the latest updates.