Multi-sensory virtual reality launch

Multi-sensory virtual reality launch

Series Name Virtual Vauxhall
Speaker Virtual Vauxhall team will be on hand
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 20 Jul 2019, 10:00AM - 05:00PM
Venue Attenborough Arts Centre, Gallery 3
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free Admission
For Bookings Contact No booking required - for more information, contact: or contact Attenborough Arts on 0116 252 2455

To mark the culmination of the LIAS-funded Virtual Vauxhall’s Tiger Team research project, we are delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of the multi-sensory, user-controlled, VR models.

July 20th 10:00 - 17:00, Attenborough Arts Gallery 3

Go back in time to experience a multi-sensory virtual reality; bringing together audio, visual and smell simulations to reconstruct the experience of London's Vauxhall Gardens in 1752; the first and most significant of the true Pleasure Gardens of Georgian London.

Designed to encapsulate the lived experience of the Vauxhall pleasure gardens, the project provides a platform to invite questions surrounding the economic, historical and cultural spheres past and present, by utilising the effects of multi-sensory experiences on user behaviour, and the Virtual Reality environment.

The project:

Directed by Professor Andrew Hugill, the Virtual Vauxhall project has involved a vast team of expertise within and beyond the University of Leicester, including enterprise partners MBD Ltd, a company that specialises in creating VR experiences in the heritage sector, and David Coke and Lars Tharp as retained consultants to the project. The University of Leicester partners include the Biomechanics & Immersive Technology Laboratory, the Centre for Urban History, the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies and the Attenborough Arts Centre. The teams include researchers from the departments of Business, Engineering, English, History, Informatics, Museum Studies, and Psychology. The overall project was co-funded by the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Fund (KEEF).

The launch will act as a foundation to develop an understanding of how multi-sensory VR environments might be used in the heritage and commercial leisure sector; to generate a demonstration model that will provide the basis for a larger research proposal to AHRC; and to develop partnerships with industry that will provide the basis for future projects within museum contexts.

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