Virtual Reality Night

Cap Sciences, France


During one evening at Cap Sciences, visitors were engaged in the topic of virtual reality (VR) through several means, involving creativity and personal interrogations. For example, visitors were invited to use and test the Oculus Rift headset (a device for viewing 3-D) or make Google Cardboard VR (virtual reality) headsets for use with their own smartphones. The event aimed to go beyond the traditional conference/presentation format to offer a more playful and creative experience; attract new audiences, in particular 15-25 year olds; to provide a memorable experience of virtual reality, stimulate reflection (ethical, economic, social questions…) on this new way of perceiving the world and to provoke new conversations and actions on the topic of virtual reality.