Latest News | PROJECTR | April 17, 2018

What's new at PROJECTR?

In the March/April period, PROJECTR Wellington has undergone a significant refurbishment, welcomed a new wave of residents and is finalising two major collaborative R&D programmes, overseen by our Founder, Michael Gregg.

New residents include Maggle Creative (AR specialists with their Scope-X platform), M Theory from Auckland (VR/AR innovation agency), Simon Che de Boer (globally-recognised VR Director), Peter Houston (360/VR Director), Daniel Monaghan (iOS ARkit developer), plus a return to PROJECTR Wellington by Pete Black from BeVR.

They join Polytronik (VR/AR, games and creative production studio), Rachel Hatch from VR Kiwi (Trek VR treadmill technology), HipLee (augmented reality fashion solution), Klarity Design, Swibo (balance board technology), (full body 360 volumetric scanning solution), Victoria University (Wellington’s largest University), and the desk of the Executive Director of the NZVRARA.

"Being part of PROJECTR has connected us to a network of creative people with a range of tech specialties. Being part of a community with a focus on collaboration allows us to source the best skill sets for any project."

Ali Evenbly, Maggle Creative

New way-finding and brand signage has been installed onsite as well as complete furniture refurbishment of one of two workspaces. The Centre is also sporting some new computing technology with two additional  network switches, new HTC Vive’s, computers and monitors to showcase residents’ latest work.

Initial projects for two major new research & development programmes with major New Zealand entities represent a major change in direction for the Centre. Working closely with Enterprise and Government, Centre Director, Michael Gregg, has been successful in demonstrating the educational and promotional value of immersive solutions – and the scale and impact of engagement that can be derived from these experiences. Two wide-ranging programmes are working through pre-planning and will involve many of our PROJECTR® residents, demonstrating the broad expertise across this collaborative community of XR professionals.

The search is on for a new Community Manager – to be appointed ahead of a busy programme of events, internal workshops and tours of local and international delegations booked for May and June.

Ali Evenbly and Mitch Duncan - MAGGLE CREATIVE

After its first year with a focus on promoting novel use of AR & VR to New Zealanders, Wellington’s PROJECTR® XR Centre is now firmly focused on executing on its vision of ‘creating a world-class specialist immersive technology hub that delivers tangible, commercial value back to its residents.’

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