August meet-up: The future of XR tech and storytelling

XR-rated

In the future, interactive digital content will have much larger shoes to fill. No longer confined to a phone screen, it will be as much a part of our lives as the decorations in our house or the street signs in our neighbourhood.

That's according to Nathan Bazley, who is the immersive media lead at the ABC. He'll be joining us this month to chat about XR tech and what it can tell us about the future of content consumption - and what skills we might need to make it.

Nathan spent more than a decade producing national TV programs for the ABC before becoming involved in XR production.

His first project was Kokoda VR, a 50-minute, fully immersive VR documentary that told the story of the Kokoda campaign to mark its 75th anniversary.

This event will be held over Zoom so your RSVP is essential for getting access to attend.

When: 11:00am on Wednesday August 26
How: RSVP via our Meetup page and we'll send you the link to join

ICYMI

👨‍💻 Here's a tidy intro into Nathan's work and thinking: "Over the next decade, visual wearable devices have the ability to remove all of these rectangles from our lives and completely redefine our relationship with the digital world."

👾 And here are some social AR examples for the ABC

💉 A cool visual explainer of herd immunity, from The Washington Post, and a longer analysis of the Covid tragedy in the US, from Ed Yong at The Atlantic

😁 If you need a pick-me-up, try these 100 gifs. There's one for every emotion, I promise