‘Immersive technologies’ such as augmented and virtual reality are not only found in computer games but something that is increasingly used for research and other purposes across the University. The Oxford X-Reality Hub is a network for people interested in these technologies. It developed out of a student-led project, supported by the IT Innovation Challenges, focused on bringing together people from within and beyond the University with a shared passion for immersive technologies. Since its conception in 2017, the group has arranged a series of events, including networking opportunities, demonstrations, training courses, two summer schools and a yearly showcase event.
“The Oxford X-Reality Hub facilitates and promotes activities that leverage immersive technologies across all divisions of the University of Oxford. This is where people meet to: discuss ideas, present their work, develop projects, gain skills and access powerful capabilities. The network is all about the people and their passion for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and other immersive technologies”. (The Oxford X-Reality Hub website http://immersivetech.eng.ox.ac.uk/)
As the New Year is beckoning, the network is releasing a new and enhanced website and a new programme of events. Visit the site http://immersivetech.eng.ox.ac.uk/to learn more about past events and future opportunities, projects, courses and more. Join the network of researchers, students and industry leaders exploring the use of cutting-edge technology within and beyond academia.