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March 2017

Harnessing the power of storytelling in Virtual and Augmented Reality – Auckland

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AUT, Governoy FitzRoy Place, WG Building
Auckland,
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$10

Want to harness the power of storytelling in Virtual and Augmented Reality? Join renowned Australian artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth and Australian multidisciplinary writer/producer Mike Jones for back to back masterclasses focused on engaging audiences in an immersive environment. Brought to you as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project – exploring the future of storytelling. Why you should take part: You will get an international perspective and gain unique insights from two Australians working at the…

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Tell compelling stories in Virtual and Augmented Reality – Dunedin

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Petridish, 8 Stafford Street
Dunedin , New Zealand
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Want to tell compelling stories and connect with audiences in Virtual and Augmented Reality? Leading Australian multidisciplinary writer/producer Mike Jones will be giving a masterclass on narrative storytelling in an immersive environment. What works, what doesn’t and why. Brought to you as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project – exploring the future of storytelling. Why you should take part: You will get fresh insights from someone working at the cutting edge of narrative Virtual Reality and…

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Concepts of Narrative Virtual Reality – Christchurch

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
EPIC, 76/106 Manchester Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$10
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Want to tell compelling stories and connect with audiences in Virtual and Augmented Reality? Leading Australian multidisciplinary writer/producer Mike Jones will be giving a masterclass on narrative storytelling in an immersive environment. What works, what doesn’t and why. Brought to you as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project – exploring the future of storytelling. Why you ought to take part: You will get fresh insights from a writer and creative producer working at the cutting edge…

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NZVRARA – 2017 AGM

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue TBC,
Free

Early notice for NZVRARA 2017 AGM: This is an early placeholder for the first Annual General Meeting of The New Zealand VR/AR Association Incorporated.

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May 2017

Future Realities

May 10 - May 12
$249

Transformative technology is going to change the way we work, live and play. Join leading industry visionaries, entrepreneurs and researchers in IoT and mixed reality. Understand how you and your business can prepare for our future reality. THIS WILL BE THE LEAST BORING TECH CONFERENCE YOU COULD POSSIBLY ATTEND AND WE ARE PROUD TO BE SPONSORS. We will dive into immersive storytelling, smart cities, the future of mixed reality and give you a chance to play with the latest technology.…

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June 2017

AGM

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PROJECTR, Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Free

It's AGM time! There will be an official notice going out but if you are a paid up member of NZVRARA you are invited to a special meet-up with some fun demonstrations along with all the official annual society stuff.

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July 2017

NZ VRARA Student Chapter: VRTX, Massey University

July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
PROJECTR, Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Are you a current Massey University student? Are you working in VRAR, or are interested to learn more about VRAR? If yes, come along to ProjectR for a few drinks and a chance to hear more about the Student Chapter of the NZ VRARA and VRTX, Massey's VRAR Collective. Find out the opportunities that this membership unlocks for you! See you there!

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NZ VRARA Student Chapter: Victoria University

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
PROJECTR, Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Are you a current Victoria University student? Are you working in VRAR, or are interested to learn more about VRAR? If yes, come along to ProjectR for a few drinks and a round table discussion on founding Vic's new VRAR Club. Hear more about the Student Chapter of the NZ VRARA and the opportunities that this membership unlocks for you! See you there!

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August 2017

VR: Who owns the Future?

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PROJECTR, Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Let’s get together and talk about the kind of future that we want to build. Widespread AR and VR are closer than you think. What kind of future will we live in? A golden age of self-expression and discovery? Or an ad-ridden horrorshow where every word you speak is mined for advertising? The colonisation of the VRAR world is well underway: yet we are still at the stage where we can set the culture. Now is the perfect time to choose…

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September 2017

Immersive Cinema & Explorations in VR Content Creation (Wellington)

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PROJECTR, Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Summary: As the next big disruptor of Hollywood cinema, virtual reality is not so much a brand new technology, but one that the cinema has been in the process of becoming for a very long time. Join Raqi Syed as she explores how various international film movements intersected with the work of George Lucas and early VFX pioneers in the 1970s to pave the way for a new kind of cinematic storytelling. Kevin Romond of Weta Digital will detail his exploration of techniques…

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