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Virtual fun and games delivers a real experience

Emerging virtual reality technology is at the centre of a series of workshops being held in the Isaac region this school holidays.

Isaac Libraries are dedicated to bring new inventions to the community, the latest of which is a virtual reality art and gaming set.

Mayor Anne Baker said innovation and fun is the aim of a series of interactive workshops which will provide an opportunity for young people aged 13 years and over and adults to experience virtual reality.

“Council is pleased to offer these innovative programs that provide a fun and interactive, educational experience,” Mayor Baker said.

“The workshops will provide a unique opportunity to experience just some of the possibilities offered by virtual reality technology.

“Science, technology, engineering and maths skills, collectively known as STEM, are highly sought after in a growing range of occupations globally.

“Isaac Libraries’ staff continue to seek out the latest gadgets, tools and innovations to provide experiences not otherwise easily accessible in the region.

“I would encourage any local teens and adults who are interested in virtual reality, photography or digital art to come along and be part of the sessions.”

The virtual reality and gaming set workshops will be offered at Moranbah, Glenden and Dysart libraries on the following dates in January:

360° Photography Sessions
Thursday January 3 & Friday January 4 from 10am – 11.30am at Moranbah Library
Tuesday January 8 & Thursday January 10 from 10am – 11.30am at Glenden Library
Tuesday January 15 & Thursday January 17 from 10am – 11.30am at Dysart Library

Virtual Reality Art & Gaming Session
Thursday January 3 & Friday January 4 from 1pm – 4pm at Moranbah Library
Tuesday January 8 & Thursday January 10 from 1pm – 4pm at Glenden Library
Tuesday January 15 & Thursday January 17 from 1pm – 4pm at Dysart Library

Limited spaces are available for each workshop and bookings are essential for all sessions.  Participants must be 13 years of age or older.

For more details call 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) or visit your local library.

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Isaac Regional Council – Brand, Media and Communications                                       0437 900 050

 

13 December 2018