Exploring Immersive Technology

A session hosted by Sarah Miguel and Alasdair Swenson
People’s History Museum and Manchester Metropolitan University

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Join Alasdair and Sarah for a Fireside Chat exploring the use of augmented and virtual reality in the creative industry. Bringing expertise from Manchester Metropolitan University's Creative AR & VR Hub, this session will be introduce guests to common and emerging immersive technologies, and will explore the use of immersive technology in practice at People's History Museum.

People's History Museum and Manchester Metropolitan University collaborated to deliver two new immersive digital experiences which tell the stories of The Match Girls Strike of 1888 and Grunwick Strike 1976. Both tell of workers uniting and standing up for their rights, and both were led by women; Annie Besant and Jayaben Desai. A project supported by the AIM Biffa Award: History Makers.

People's History Museum and Manchester Metropolitan University are finalists in the DigiLeaders 100 Awards 2020, in recognition for their cross-sector collaboration! Find out more and cast your vote here: https://digileaders100.com

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