JOIN THE WORLD’S LEADING VIRTUAL REALITY MAKER FOR A ONE-OFF RANGATAHI WORKSHOP
Virtual Reality immerses you in an experience. Gabo Arora (USA) is an award-winning immersive artist, filmmaker and Founder/Creative Director of LightShed, a pioneering storytelling, technology and research studio focused exclusively on VR, AR and AI.
Heralded by the LA times as “game-changing” and “transcending all the typical barriers of rectangular cinema”, Gabo Arora’s widely acclaimed virtual reality documentaries have all premiered as official selections at major film festivals around the world. He is a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he designed, leads and is the Founding Director of the new Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technologies (ISET) program and lab. Formerly, he was a Senior Economic Policy Advisor for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; a UN diplomat with extensive field experience in disaster and conflict zones; and the United Nations’ first-ever Creative Director where he founded UNVR – a division of the UN focused on virtual reality initiatives and campaigns.
VR film Clouds Over Sidra in partnership with UNICEF, continues to double direct to consumer fundraising contributions from 1:12 to 1:6. Sidra is distributed in 40 countries in 15 different languages and is the most widely distributed and viewed social impact VR film globally.
This workshop is a one-off rare opportunity (only 30 spots available!) to learn from the world’s leading VR creative.
This workshop is for rangatahi aged 12 - 24. Rangatahi interested in signing up for the rangatahi workshop should email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is presented by M.A.T.C.H as part of Techweek activating the next generation of tech sector creatives.
You should be present for the whole duration of this event.
Gabo Arora (USA) is an award-winning immersive artist, filmmaker and Founder/Creative Director of LightShed. He is a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he designed, leads and is the Founding Director of the new Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technologies (ISET) program and lab.