An introduction to the network of experts in VR/AR/XR currently working across Africa to author and produce the first wave of virtual reality films from the continent. This round table will include contributions by producers, technologists, exhibitors and founders of the VR/AR/XR communities in Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa.
Judith Okonkwo is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist and is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for Augmented and Virtual Reality. In 2016 Judith set up Imisi 3D an XR creation lab in Lagos focused on building the ecosystem for extended reality technologies (AR/VR/MR), and connecting XR communities across the African continent. The lab provides learning opportunities and access to XR resources for creators and enthusiasts, while supporting engagement and adoption by the wider community, and consulting and creating content for clients. In 2018 she set up AR/VR Africa which held the largest XR event on the continent, an AR/VR hackathon across 7 African countries simultaneously. Imisi 3D’s most recent VR film production, Lagos at Large, made the Forbes list of the Top 50 XR Experiences of 2019.