Telling stories with virtual reality: A travelling workshop stops in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Author: 
Logan Turner
Source: 
CBC News

A mobile workshop travelling across northern Ontario stopped in Thunder Bay, Ont. from July 26-29 to give young Indigenous people a chance to learn more about and use virtual reality technologies.

The workshop was open to all people interested in virtual reality technologies, and gave them the opportunity to incorporate new equipment like 360 degree cameras and digital drawing programs in their own art and storytelling.

Casey Koyczan, one of the Tlicho Dene artists leading the workshop, said this is an opportunity for people in smaller communities to test and be inspired by the possibilities of virtual reality.

"The main goal is to inspire youth and inspire people with this new technology and these different forms of capturing everyday instances, different ways of telling a story, so that we can move forward with the progression of storytelling, especially with some of the smaller communities who may not have had the opportunity to experiment with some of this technology."

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