UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


Digital Excursion to CAVE: UCL's Immersive Virtual Environments Laboratory

13 November 2019, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

woman trying VR in UCL's  Immersive Virtual Environments Laboratory

What makes a difference to our sense of presence in a virtual environment? Join us to experience what 'being' in VR means!

This event is free.

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Malet Place Engineering Building Foyer
2 Malet Place
United Kingdom

The Immersive VR Lab is a facility for research spanning a broad range of academic disciplines. Current and recent collaborations include projects with partners in engineering, architecture, drama, social psychology and neuroscience. Under the overarching research goal of understanding how to make virtual reality effective, the CAVE performs experiments with participants using a range of media from desktop setups to immersive VR, incorporating various modes of interaction.

What makes a difference to our sense of presence in a virtual environment, and our sense of co-presence with other people? By joining us on the night, you will have the chance to experience what 'being' in a virtual environment means!

In the CAVE we will demonstrate some past and present projects. Concurrently in the foyer there will be a demonstration of our large scale haptic (touch) interfaces, robotic telepresence and head-mounted displays.

After the demonstrations there will be time for discussion over a glass of wine in Malet Place Engineering Building room 1.20.

All welcome but please register to attend. For security reasons, we would appreciate if you could arrive at 5.00pm sharp to allow us to let you all in at the same time.

This event is organised by the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, which is part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.