Time Travel! Space Travel! High Adventure! – Virtual Reality Showcase at Middlesex Community College

Apr 18, 2017 – To truly understand virtual reality’s power, you need to experience it yourself. That power will be on display on May 3, 2017, during the Virtual Reality Showcase at Middlesex Community College. On the top floor of Chapman Hall, major virtual reality vendors and producers will showcase their newest equipment to view and produce virtual reality. Who will be there?

“Live the story” is the motto of CTGS Productions. Producer Craig Ziogas will demonstrate his Omni GoPro setup for shooting virtual reality. Utilizing 360-degree VR technology, CTGS Productions transports viewers right into the story. Without a doubt, no other medium comes close to connecting people to a brand or project the way 360-degree VR does.

Bright Spot’s creative Charlie Callahan has been sold on virtual reality since working with Jay Leno on a VR ride along. The market for VR is expanding, and Callahan has his finger on the pulse of this new industry. He’ll talk about the content of, market for, and distribution of virtual reality productions and show some of his work.

Let your mind explore. Immerse yourself in games or go inside your favorite movies. Oculus Rift and Touch radically redefine digital entertainment, and Oculus Rift is a favorite high-resolution system. Representatives from the West Farms Mall Microsoft store will demonstrate this amazing equipment.

Samsung will showcase its Gear VR for the Galaxy smartphone. The best networks and film studios are creating new films and games that debut daily on Samsung VR. Check out Gear and its expansive library of premium content. With the Samsung Gear 360 camera, you can capture your own 360-degree videos and photos and share your creation on You Tube, Facebook, or Samsung VR.

Once you put on the Vive headset, you’re immersed in a world full of surprises. Walk around freely and explore everything—the Chaperone guidance system keeps you within the bounds of your play area. Stunning graphics make it feel real and surreal simultaneously.

Capture life in a whole new way with GoPro cameras and accessories. Easy-to-use GoPro products change the way people on the go capture the action. You’ll be able to see what the latest models can do.

Step into incredible virtual worlds and experience entertainment in a new way with PlayStation 4 VR. It will redefine your expectations of gaming.

Put on Google Cardboard and step into stunning 360-degree environments. You can check out Google Cardboard at the Showcase. If you like what you see, for $15 you can order Google Goggles, which work with nearly any smartphone.

The showcase is hosted by the Center for New Media and sponsored by a grant from the Carl D. Perkins fund for Connecticut Career Pathways.

The Virtual Reality Showcase is free and open to the public May 3, 2017, from 11am-–3pm on the top floor of Chapman Hall, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457

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If you would like more information about this topic, please email Roynn Simmons at rsimmons@mxcc.edu.