Fri, 14 Oct|
Robot Day Virtual Reality Workshops: Building The Future Together
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE BELOW. This year for Robot Day we are inviting participants to work with digital artist Ashley James Brown to produce an immersive world experienced through virtual reality headsets.
Time & Location
14 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
QUAD Derby, Market Place Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS, UK
About the event
There are two Workshops available to sign up for: Workshop 1 will be from 10:00-13:00 and Workshop 2 will be from 14:00-17:00. Time selection is provided on the registration page. Please do not book onto more than one session per person.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE: https://uk.patronbase.com/_DerbyQuad/Productions/2N05/Performances
Spaces are very limited for this workshop. Please e-mail email@example.com if you book and can no longer attend, so your space can be offered to the wait list.
A valid email address must be provided upon booking. As part of our workshop process, we require each participant to complete our Emergency Contact and Photo Permissions Form, which will be sent to you prior to the workshop.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any access requirements.
This year for Robot Day we are inviting participants to work with digital artist Ashley James Brown to produce an immersive world experienced through virtual reality headsets.
You will work within a 3D games engine environment to build a landscape that imagines the future of our world. Will you create futuristic illuminated skyscrapers and flying cars or will you sculpt natural landscapes filled with strange creatures. How might robots be involved in this imagined landscape and what part do they play in the future of our world.
No experience necessary, however familiarity with using a computer, keyboard and mouse is essential.
Ashley is an internationally respected artist and developer based in Coventry UK creating immersive and narrative led digital experiences using code, electronics and sound. Ashley works in collaboration and as a consultant with many cultural organisations, businesses and individual artists to realise their creative potential with technology. Ashley has over 12 years experience working professionally with a wide variety of cutting edge and non-traditional software and hardware across the arts/gaming/media/creative sectors as well as education, business and charitable organisations. Playful and interactive with a hint of nostalgia, his own practice and artworks use technology and story telling to engage, excite and inspire audiences and users. Ashley explores game psychology and game dynamics alongside human computer interaction to immerse and engage audiences, and, create a sense of ownership and empathy with the experiences. Working with a passion for positive mental health and social interaction and creating for diverse audiences, his thoughtful works are always interactive and co-creative. Ashley produces and performs electronic music under the name Arctic Sunrise and has scored several short dance films and performances as well as output on various international record labels, including his own UK based experimental label Airvent Media since 2006. Ashley was crowned the UK Laptop Battle Champion in 2009. Ashley also builds electronic noise machines and devices and hacks apart old analog and digital technology for sound art, performance and interactive works. Ashley also teaches and lectures across the country to a variety of age groups, including undergraduate and post graduate students, and is passionate about engaging people in computer programming, digital technology and electronics through a visual arts and creative approach. This pedagogical approach combined with instilling an experimental and entrepreneurial approach has given hundreds of Ashleys workshop participants and collaborators the confidence and digital literacies needed to navigate the changing landscapes today.