University of Groningen

Virtual Reality in Perspective

Groningen, the Netherlands

Martin Venema

Virtual Reality in Perspective

Groningen, the Netherlands

Martin Venema

Virtual Reality in Perspective

Groningen, the Netherlands

Marco de Kloet

What is the significance of the virtual world?
Computers can complement reality with useful, fascinating and even healing virtual images thanks to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality and mixed reality. André Rosendaal will bring you up to date with interesting examples from education, research, healthcare, society and art. First off there will be a live demonstration of Mercator City, a VR application for designing public spaces, developed by the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. Subsequently lecturer/researcher Annie van den Oever will delve into the utopian and dystopian visions of the future of technology and the influence this has on our life. During the afternoon you can also visit just to look at the installations. Take the opportunity to also step into Chantalla Pleiter's VR world of classical music. Explore a world where you can experience playing the instruments in an orchestra or find out what it's like to direct one.

14:00 - 18:00 hr - installation exposition (free entrance)
20:00 hr - lecture (60 min)

Lecture is all-age appropriate, VR-experience from age 7.