Office ClosedIn the interest of protecting our members, staff and the general public from the recent COVID-19 spike, we have made a decision to close our facilities until further notice, likely for the month of January.
We will offer one day a week curbside equipment checkout by reservation only, and will post the hours for this service later this week. All school and Town meetings will be covered and available on BIG’s community and civic channels (cable, online and streaming live), as usual.
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 aglobal air pollution VR experience. The Lab leads a national XR filmmaking collaborative, called Immigration in Full Frame with 15 partners;and created animmersive 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-costVR 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.
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.
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.
BIG & the Public VR Lab also provide training programs and low-cost VR Toolkits for creators/artists, arts, cultural, government, education, and media organizations.