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Experience a Taster of London's RCA in New York this March!

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Moroso

146 Greene Street

New York, NY 10012

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Join Dr Eleanor Dare, Head of Programme for MA Digital Direction for a Unity VR tutorial, beginning with a simple creative writing exercise that participants will then re-create in 3 Dimensions and make into a Virtual Reality app they can run on their phone.

These taster sessions are designed to give anyone thinking of applying to the RCA, an insight into what to expect should you choose to study at the Royal College of Art.

Full itinerary:
Lunch will be provided from 1pm

2:00 – 3:00pm An introduction to MA Digital Direction and other RCA School of Communication courses, with a show-reel of student work.

3 – 3:45pm An introduction to Virtual Reality (VR), its historical and technical contexts, we will look at and discuss new artworks, such as the Tate Modern’s, The Ochre Atelier and the documentary 6x9. We will discuss Oliver Grau’s and Michael Heim’s theoretical perspectives on VR, as well as some of the science which makes VR work, we will also discuss Victorian immersive environments and associated technologies, participants will investigate their own experiences of virtuality and immersive experiences, asking whether they are restricted to plastic headsets alone, or much older experiences of mediation, such as theatres, ghost houses and dioramas.

3:45 -4:15pm Break

4:15 – 4:30pm A guided writing exercise, drawing upon the memory of a specific space.

4:30 - 5:00pm An introduction to Unity 3D, the interface and basic commands, creating shapes, lighting them and making objects move with simple C# coding, importing assets.

5:00 - 6:00pm: recreating the space each participant wrote about earlier. we will make that space into a VR application, adding sound and basic interaction and looking at it through Google Cardboard VR headsets

Please note:

Participants should bring a laptop, and, in advance of the session, download Unity from here:

https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download

and the Unity VR SDK:

https://github.com/googlevr/gvr-unity-sdk/releases

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