Can you believe that we are now in the last month of 2019? I can’t believe it. Time surely flies! Now as we are in the month of festivity, let me give you a quick rundown on what happened in the month of November. If you follow our social media then you might have known about it, if not, follow our social media platforms for our latest updates.
VRTY went to Singapore
Bronwyn Moreton (Ravenswood School for Girls, ICT Integrator) invited Kingston (VRTY CEO) to join her to share about Virtual Reality (VR) in the “AR/VR in the Classroom: The new normal?” workshop in EduTech Asia in Singapore. The workshop shares about the benefits and the how-tos of bringing immersive technologies into the classroom. Kingston shared about the VRTY platform and how educators can implement virtual reality for their students easily and make it scalable at an affordable price.
VRTY in the Philippines
This November, we finally get to share an ongoing VR project we had been working on for a couple of months. VRTY partnered with a Filippino non-profit organisation called Postcards from Disasters (PFD). PFD aims to spread awareness of Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban City to the local citizens through photography and Yolanda survivor’s stories.
This year marks the 6th year since Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban City. VRTY worked with PFD to share the Tacloban City experience through VR. Our VRTY team went to Tacloban City to film in 360° and created a VR experience on the VRTY platform for the annual PFD exhibit.
This VR experience aimed for citizens to have a tour of the Tacloban City six years after the Super Typhoon Yolanda. The exhibit launched through November in a couple of areas in Manila. You can experience Tacloban City wherever you are. Visit this page for more information.
The exhibit launch went well. We like to express our thanks to the His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO (Australia Ambassador in the Philippines) who made some time to visit the launch.
If you want to watch his reaction as he was going through the experience in a VR headset, click here.
These are the main events that happened in the month of November for the VRTY team.
Enjoy your holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.