The synergies between craft practice and digital making are explored in this in-person virtual reality (VR) experience. Navigate through a virtual landscape while listening to the stories of Canadian academics and students in craft. Encounter narratives that have been translated into VR, revealing the ways in which the digital realm intersects with craft methods and education.
Participants sign up for individual 25-minute journeys through sound, fabric, sculpture and architecture. Follow themes of play, the hand, time, loss, and the future to unravel collected insights on materials, learning and making with digital technology.
This VR experience was created by current and former textiles faculty members in the Material Art & Design program at OCAD University and the Fashion program at Toronto Metropolitan University. It is part of a national, collaborative project called ‘Thinking Through Craft and Digital Turn’. A project that draws on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Attendance is limited to fifteen participants and requires pre-booking for specific times. Headsets and equipment will be sanitized between users. Click ‘RSVP’ to book a timeslot.