The Public VR Lab

The Public VR Lab is building a Community VR/XR movement and a new field that values accessibility, digital inclusion, and diversity in XR. Recent projects include: Partnering with the United Nations Environmental Programme and Datavized, the Lab co-produced a global air pollution VR experience. The Lab leads a national XR filmmaking collaborative, called Immigration in Full Frame with 15 partners; and created an immersive journalism experience with the Boston Globe. The Lab provides training, equipment, eco-hackathons, and offers fellowships and residencies for artists, storycoders, and media makers in Boston/Brookline, MA, and offers low-cost VR Toolkits for libraries, arts and cultural organizations, educators, and municipalities.

The Lab values and promotes digital inclusivity, accessibility, training, equipment and XR content in the public interest.  Past and current Lab programs in 2019 are listed under our VR Projects & Productions, VR Academy, and Events.

April 5th, 2018: Read about our Public VR Lab, a project of Brookline Interactive Group, and our partnership with the United Nations, this week in the Boston Globe.

Hear more about why we are shaping new ground and creating a field and movement around Community VR!

Visit the Pubic VR Lab in Brookline or on the web at: www.publicvrlab.com. 

See our facilities virtually, here.

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Introduction to VR

Intro to Virtual Reality (VR) Explore virtual reality in this introductory class at the Public VR Lab at Brookline Interactive. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a techie for this fun and engaging class!

We will discuss the different types of VR devices & headsets, explain the differences between new forms of spatial computing, and discuss various uses for virtual reality. All participants will have an opportunity to experience a variety of VR experiences. All ages welcome, but children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Limited registrations available, please sign up to reserve your spot!

Time: 6pm-8pm
Tuition: $10
Location: Brookline Interactive, 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA 02445

BIG & the Lab also provide training programs and low-cost VR Toolkits for creators/artists, arts, cultural, government, education, and media organizations.


Monthly Boston VR Dev Jam

Come join us for a whole day of making AR & VR with other devs at Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) under the auspices of their Public VR Lab (http://publicvrlab.com/), a truly excellent resource for the community. The big room for unstructured unplanned hacking will be open from 10:00am - 6:00pm. We'll use your $8 fee for snacks and a pizza lunch.

2nd Saturdays of each month from 10am-6pm

Tuition: FREE (but we ask for $8 to cover pizza and drinks if you wish to partake!)

Location: Brookline Interactive, 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA 02445

Click here to register on the Meet-up site

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