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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 2018 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! Our co-founder, and executive director, Kathy Bisbee, shares her vision and our progress as a guest on the Boston VR podcast, Virtuality, here.

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

See our facilities virtually, here.

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FREE Virtual Reality Demos  

Since May of 2016, through the Public VR Lab, BIG has provided free public demos of virtual reality experiences to hundreds of local residents. This free public access allows any community member the opportunity to experiment with VR-related technologies and storytelling in VR. In 2017, the Lab will also offer augmented reality (AR) demos as well and classes to learn to create your own XR content. List of VR demos and experiences available.

Brookline Interactive Group, 46 Tappan Street, Brookline MA. 3rd Floor of the Unified Arts Building, Directly next door to the Brookline hills green line stop.

Wednesdays: 5:00 PM – 8:00 pm

VR in the Public Interest

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