WORKSHOPs

2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Natalie Paneng at NDL5

2022 marked the 5th edition of the New Dimensions AR/VR Lab in Cape Town, South Africa.

The New Dimensions Lab brought together diverse African artists to develop stories told through creative technology alongside leading industry mentors. The Lab took place over the course of a week at a private retreat where artists engaged in discussions and masterclasses, and workshopped their creative projects. As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Lab took on a hybrid format giving applicants who were unable to travel an opportunity to virtually immerse themselves.

18 artists were accepted to our 2022 hybrid lab in South Africa, 12 of them joining us in-person and 6 joining virtually via zoom and our Thursday evening Metaverse Meetups. We had a further 6 artists join virtually from the Africa No Filter call.

This year the demo sessions were more extensive then they have ever been and included interactive media visualization generative art creative tools like Touch Designer, LiDar Scanning, 3D Scanning, 360 cinematic VR content capture, 3D virtual reality sculpting, explorations and excursions into the Metaverse (Social VR), animation workflows, unity creation, etc.

Democratizing the space begins with giving artists tools to create the content they want to. From our first Oculus sponsored giveaway in 2019, Electric South realized this was required by artists joining the XR community from the African continent. Electric South raised the funds to give each participant an Oculus Quest 2 and tethering cable to experiment and join the weekly Metaverse Meetups, a community hub for XR creative technologists and enthusiasts.

2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Arafa C. Hamadi

Tanzania
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Haroon Gunn-Salie

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Lesiba Mabitsela

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Abdul Dube

Denmark | South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Natalie Paneng

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Noel Apitta

Uganda
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Osakpolor Omoregie

Nigeria
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Roxanne Dalton

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Shiferaw Yinessu

Ethiopia
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Ainslee Robson

U.S.A
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Thalente Khomo

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Yara Costa

Mozambique
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Arome Ibrahim

Nigeria
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Ayomitunde Adeleke

Cyprus | Nigeria
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Godisamang Khunou

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Louise Coetzer

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Pierre-Christophe Gam

Kenya | Cameroon
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Siya Umlilo Ngcobo

South Africa
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Walid Kilonzi

Kenya
2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

Xabiso Vili

South Africa

Workshops

2022 Design Futures Lab

2022 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

2019 New Dimensions AR/VR Lab

2018 NEW DIMENSIONS VR/AR LAB

2017 New Dimensions VR Lab

2017 NAIROBI VR HACKATHON

2015 NEW DIMENSIONS VR LAB

GRASSROOTS VR WORKSHOP

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