Imagine soaring through the air like a bird without leaving the ground. Imagine exploring ancient ruins or the bottom of the ocean from the comfort of your couch. Imagine creating sculptures and works of art in zero gravity. Virtual reality (VR) is making all of these things possible, and it is just the beginning. VR is a rapidly growing technology that is allowing people to be limited only by their imagination. It is creating opportunities for artists that were not previously possible. With the market for virtual reality predicted to grow to $180 billion dollars by 2020, a knowledge of VR creation will unlock a whole new world of possibilities.
Students will be given an opportunity to take part in the virtual creation of artistic pieces using the Oculus Rift. They will learn the different opportunities posed by creating in a virtual world and how this compares to real world creations. After creating their pieces, students will learn about different ways that they can share their art with others and the intellectual property implication of different sharing methods.