Alejandro Escobar


The VR symposium was a project that I was involved in. On September 2017, MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise (MA ACE) students approached the digital maker collective looking for somebody that could help them develop a Social VR platform to host the very first VR Symposium at CSM, I offered my help and we ended up building a custom-made VR space with custom Avatars that was eventually published using VR Chat, an open-source online chat platform. The event was held on the 15th of November gathering around 15 participants using either a VR headset or a pc.

The concept

At the beginning MA ACE students didn’t have a specific concept to work with, they were clear on the idea of exploring the use of VR technology as an alternative tool for online education. I suggested creating a king of spatial environment that might stimulate the discussion around the possibilities for VR environments, we even included a virtual toilet were visitors could sit down and have a chat.