Upcoming Events at the Public VR Lab

Join us for CIVIC XR on Saturday, April 13th from 10am-7pm

Join us for CIVIC XR on Saturday, April 13th from 10am-7pm

April 2019

Join us for CIVIC XR on Saturday, April 13th from 10am-7pm

BIG, the Public VR Lab and Boston VR are hosting a Civic XR Dev Jam and Community XR hackathon. The focus of this event is to create XR projects in the public interest, so come with your ideas for how you can use your powers of coding, producing, imagining, and creating for the public GOOD!

Volunteer mentors, hardware and coder experts, as well as 360 video production specialists, will be on hand to help you work as a team to create XR content for non-commercial civic engagement and public projects. Share your ideas with us, join a team, or just show up and create for humanity on a Saturday! Sign up to volunteer, mentor or participate here, and indicate the role you'd prefer.

If you're new to XR or come from traditional media, this is a great opportunity to learn about the industry, emerging media for storytelling, journalism, and public projects, and join us in building Community XR, a new field that supports community-based VR/AR making, access to equipment, tools, and training for the public. We'll start the day with a class and a hands-on workshop on both beginner and more advanced tracks.

Register here:


May 2019

May 3rd VR Storytelling Training in Brookline, MA

At the Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA

June 2019

Middle School VR Tour & Educational Programs onsite in Brookline thru July (private events)

VR Storytelling for Middle School Youth, NYC (private events)

G4Change, NYC

July 2019

VR Storytelling for Youth Leaders in Davos, Switzerland at the Education First Global Youth Summit (private event)

August 2019

(Offered again in October in Boston)

The scenic Pacific Coast will be the backdrop for StoryCenter's first story workshop using VR production and design approaches. Immersive videos add an entire new dimension to exploring our stories and how they are experienced by our communities. Over three days participants will learn how to operate a VR camera, develop a narration, shoot appropriate material, and edit and complete a story. Our goal is to have people develop a uniform production process using a specific camera and kit, and we will provide the kit at cost to participants, or they can bring their own VR camera and tripod. Participants will need Premiere CC compatible laptops, and will use trial version of Premiere CC for editing.

Mendocino instructors: Joe Lambert, StoryCenter and Kathy Bisbee,  Brookline Interactive Group/Public VR Lab

Boston instructors: Joe Lambert and BIG Staff

Register at: https://www.storycenter.org/public-workshops/ds-round

Public VR Lab highlight reel The Public VR Lab, a project of Brookline Interactive Group, is building a broad network for a Community VR/XR movement that facilitates public dialogue; provides professional training to youth and adults; empowers community knowledge and creation of 360, virtual and augmented content; offers access to tools, headsets, XR toolkits, and free and low-cost professional expertise to the public as well as libraries, arts, cultural and media organizations; and generates locally-focused, globally impactful, XR experiences in the public interest.