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Creative technology graduate’s virtual reality project selected for international conference in LA

Lionel Chok will showcase his MSc project at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Virtual Reality Conference 2017

Lionel Chok, an MSc Creative Technology graduate, has been selected by an expert panel to showcase his final MSc project at an international conference on virtual reality in Los Angeles in the USA from 18-22 March.

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Virtual Reality Conference aims to find the brightest minds, innovative research, and stimulating discussions on virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D user interfaces.

Bringing together academics, researchers, industry experts and VR enthusiasts, the conference  includes a host s of workshops, research demos and seminars.

“I feel really honoured and excited to be selected for such a prestigious conference,” says Lionel.

Lionel’s video, entitled Singapore: Inside Out 2015 , captures a Singaporean art festival hosted in London’s Brick Lane in August 2015.

The live action video allows viewers to gain new perspectives of Singapore and its creative landscape by showcasing a collection of multi-sensorial experiences designed by the country’s top creative talents.

“I wanted people who were unable to attend to see the exhibition up close,” Lionel explains.

“I used a 360-degree camera provided by the University to capture the exhibition and, once processed, I built an interactive mobile app allowing users to explore different areas within the exhibition.”

Since beginning his masters degree at Middlesex University, Lionel has become inspired to pursue a career in technology and has recently set up his own specialised VR business.

“Studying at Middlesex has been a real career pivot for me. I wouldn’t have been able to get where I am without the guidance from my supervisors, such as Dr Moar, who were able to guide me through each step of the project.”

Learn more about studying creative technology at Middlesex University

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