Community VR: How VR/AR/360 Can Extend Your Community Media Mission

June 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time

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Over 35 years ago, community media centers were among the first organizations to provide public access to cameras, editing suites, training programs and coverage of municipal meetings and community events. Now we can be among the first to provide the same kind of public access to virtual reality (VR) through media education, literacy, equipment, and training programs.

Virtual reality (VR) describes an umbrella of emerging media tools including volumetric, room-scale VR, augmented reality (AR), 360 video and mixed reality. The use of VR in storytelling, health, media production, entertainment, games, and training is becoming more widespread but the accessibility of tools and equipment is not yet mainstream. Researchers indicate that 2020 will be a key adoption year for VR and will lead to a new method entirely of creating, participating and experiencing media content.

This provides an excellent opportunity for your media center to jump in and offer your community access to VR first! Your media center can create educational programs, experiences, classes, fellowships, and locally-focused VR storytelling productions for the community, or for paid production clients.

Learn how bringing Community VR to your community media center can engage your community and bring in new users, members, collaborators, and donors to your work.

Kathy Bisbee, executive director of Brookline Interactive Group, and co-founder of the Public VR Lab, will share her work on shifting community media culture towards 3D storytelling, developing training and equipment expertise, and creating opportunities and funding within the new field of Community VR.

Moderated By: Mike Wassenaar, President & CEO of Alliance for Community Media

Featuring: Kathy Bisbee, executive director of Brookline Interactive Group, and co-founder of the Public VR Lab

Webinar Costs

Organizational Members – free
*Individual Members – $5
Non-Members – $25

*Individual members include individual members with a paid membership to ACM: the Individual Members and the Supporter Members. Community and Affiliate Members do not receive the discount of an individual member.

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Upcoming 2018 Webinars

June 27: Community VR: How VR/AR/360 Can Extend Your Community Media Mission

More webinars are being confirmed and information will be updated shortly.

Webinar Recordings listed in date order

Webinar recordings are available by request. Recordings are priced the same as listed above. Requests can be sent to info@allcommunitymedia.org.

AMAT:  Ask Me Anything Technical – May 30, 2018
Volunteer Engagement: Effective Strategies and Methods for Building an Active Volunteer Base
– April 25, 2018
A Legal & Technical Update on Closed Captioning for PEG Channels – February 28, 2018
Advocacy for Non Profits and Government Agencies – October 25, 2017
Youth and Civic Engagement
– September 25, 2017
Multiplatform Distribution
– September 13, 2017
Radio Development and Partnerships
– August 9, 2017
Strategic Planning
– June 14, 2017
Equipment Planning
– May 24, 2017
Journalism Partnerships
– May 10, 2017
Starting a Fundraising Program
– April 26, 2017
Partnerships with Libraries
– April 5, 2017
Closed Captioning Solutions
– March 15, 2017
Closed Captioning Requirements – February 22, 2017
LPFM and PEG Community Media – April 27th, 2016
Building Documentary Programs – February 24, 2016
App Development and Community Media – December 1, 2015
Ask the Youth Media Experts – May 20, 2015
Campaign and Election Coverage: Policies You Need to Know – September 24, 2014
Three FCC Deadlines- Are You Ready? – September 9, 2014
Preparing for the Comcast-TWC merger comments deadline – August 12, 2014
Critical Web Strategies for PEGs – July 17, 2014
What PEG should know about Net Neutrality and the FCC – June 5, 2014
PEG Media Implications in the Comcast Time Warner Charter Deals – May 12, 2014
Copy, Right?  A Guide to What You Can and Cannot Use – May 6, 2014
Moving to an HD Workflow – March 27, 2014
Using the Public Internet as a Video Backhaul Solution – February 27, 2014
Public Access Partnerships for Hyperlocal News – January 23, 2014

Have a suggestion for a webinar? Let us know what you’re interested in learning about! Ideas can be sent to info@allcommunitymedia.org.