Geelong inventions past and future – Industry Round Table

When:
Tue 24 March, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Presented By:
Deakin University
Location:
National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Cost:
Free

How can immersive experiences like virtual reality empower local communities to think differently about our heritage?

Deakin University, the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Gallery, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, and the National Wool Museum have been exploring how immersive experiences like virtual reality empower local communities to think differently about our heritage.

See an immersive VR prototype of the iconic local invention the Ford Ute and hear results of ‘Designed by Geelong: a history of invention’. Then share your thoughts on Geelong’s design and manufacturing history in a round table discussion as we ask if the design industry and those who support design practices can shape the story of Geelong? Can design be part of Geelong’s identity, what are the benefits, what are the issues and how can we safeguard design as part of Geelong’s cultural heritage?

Event Program
3.30pm-4.00pm Registration/networking and VR demonstration
4.00pm-4.30pm Presentation
4.30pm-5.30pm Round table

Bookings required

Wheelchair accessible venue

This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (reference number: STEC-57-2019-ANTLEJ). You will need to read and sign the Plain Language Statement before participating in the activities. This will be provided on the day.

For more information contact: Dr Kaja Antlej – Lecturer in Industrial Design – CADET Virtual Reality Lab Researcher – Museums and Heritage – Deakin University – [email protected]

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