VR/AR Scholarship Program – New in 2019!
The Public VR Lab, the first lab to make VR/AR/360 accessible to the public, works to provide the public with full access and consumer/creator education regarding how to use this new technology. The public can create their own non-commercial content in the public interest using free and low-cost media equipment, training, classes, and development collaboration at the Public VR Lab, or create commercial content within some parameters.
The Lab and its parent non-profit organization, Brookline Interactive Group, are building an inclusive, diverse and globally-networked Community XR field that mirrors BIG’s thirty-five-year local history providing community-based media, training, and access to equipment to the general public.
The Lab and BIG completed its first year of a new job training program for Boston-area youth focused on traditional and emerging media training and soft/hard job skills, and builds on this program by announcing a new college scholarship program focused on youth who are interested in pursuing careers in emerging media as programmers, producers or creative designers.
As part of this program, BIG and the Lab have seeded the scholarship program with donations from Brookline residents, as well as regional VR/AR enthusiasts, professionals in the industry, and former participants of the Lab’s programs, Meetup group, and hackathons.
Find out more on the Public VR Lab website.