Electric Medway Hack – An introduction to immersive storytelling with Hey Green Raven by Electric Medway

Jul 15 to Jul 15, 2023
10:00 to 2:30 pm GMT
A+E Lab
Unit 1, Building 64, Main Gate Road, Historic Dockyard Chatham, ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom (map)

Technology is extending our realities.
From augmented reality in the palms of our hands to virtual reality in the latest headsets, the way we learn, work, and play is changing.

In this session, Ian Ravenscroft, Creative Director of Hey Green Raven, introduces a range of XR (extended reality) formats and explores through examples and activities how we can use technology to create bold new visions and discover new perspectives.

No previous experience necessary.

Ian Ravenscroft is Creative Director of Hey Green Raven. Ian produces immersive media and creative digital projects. His work includes virtual reality experiences exploring mental health, climate change, and memory. Before founding Hey Green Raven, Ian worked in innovation at the BBC, produced award-winning animation, and worked in digital across the cultural sector.

This workshop is open to members of Electric Medway Hack - our new sector learning programme for artists and educators working with technology. To access this programme you must be aged 18+, sign up for free membership, and live, learn or work in Medway.

Electric Medway is an award-winning arts organisation enabling communities across Medway to get creative with new technology. From developing Medway's first augmented reality boat ride to running mass street scanning events using photogrammetry, Electric Medway delivers year-round Learning programmes, Neighbourhood projects and a Festival, benefitting over 25,000 local people.

We are a not-for-profit, and can only operate with the support of grant funding and donations.

The workshop is at A+E Lab, a studio space run by dance technology company AØE. It is based within the gated area of The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Please meet us at The Galvanising Shop, which is just outside the gated area, at 9.45am, and we will walk you through to the studio.

Car - Free parking is available in the main visitor car park. The Galvanising Shop is next to the Visitor Entrance.

Train - The nearest train station is Chatham, which is a 25 minute walk.

Bus - Arriva bus routes 1 or 2 run frequently from Chatham Bus Station to Dock Rd near the car park.

The workshop will provide tea, coffee and water, alongside some light snacks. You will need to provide your own lunch, which can be stored in a fridge, or food will be available at cafes onsite. Lunch is 30 minutes.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

There are toilets available.

We will provide any equipment.

Please let us know if we can make your experience more accessible.

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