Virtual reality, augmented reality and games

9:00 am–1:15 pm
Friday, October 21, 2016

City of Perth Library
Ticket price: $99 (includes light refreshments)

The smartphone has changed the way we communicate, shop, watch, think and play. Now, virtual reality and augmented reality are set to transform our lives and disrupt industries around the world. Pokémon Go is only the tip of the iceberg – virtual and augmented reality will radically transform everything from entertainment and training to tourism. The games industry is already a little-known economic powerhouse, worth $100 billion globally – more than Hollywood.

Join game designer and entrepreneur Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie in this intensive hands-on workshop, where you will gain direct insight into the future of games. You will think and see the world like a game designer, learn about the most exciting virtual and augmented-reality game projects, and even try your hand at Stirfire Studios’ locally created VR game, Symphony of the Machine. There are limited spaces, so book soon.

This event is suitable for all ages.

About the speaker

Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie is a game designer and the founder of Games We Play. She has been creating award-winning real-world games for nearly ten years, including Perth’s first alternate reality game (ARG) in 2007.

Kate was recently honoured as WAITTA Incite’s Achiever of the Year and as one of MCV Pacific’s most influential women in games for the second year running. She has spoken around the world, including at TEDxPerth, SXSW, NXNE and PAX Australia.

Kate is a graduate of the CFC (Canadian Film Centre) Media Lab’s prestigious Interactive Art and Entertainment program. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University, where she completed her PhD, and is a Member of the Institute for Learning Professionals.


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This event is presented by Games We Play and Stirfire Studios and is sponsored by City of Perth and the State Buildings.

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