Last year, Japanese XR studio Psychic VR Lab went international with its NEWVIEW School, an initiative teaching creators how to build immersive artworks using its STYLY platform. Today, the studio has announced NEWVIEW School 2022 as well as a new addition, Canada.
With its return for 2022, the NEWVIEW School will now hold events in Japan for the fifth year in a row, Taiwan (in its third year), the UK (in its second year) and the inaugural year for Toronto, Canada. And because countries are now beginning to open up again, the NEWVIEW School will move to a hybrid model offering local attendees in-person lectures alongside remote learning for those unable to travel.
Each school will have its own tailored curriculum to suit the culture of the host location whilst providing opportunities to learn more about virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies. Components will focus on several topics ranging from Unity basics through to photogrammetry, optimising for different devices, and, of course, using Psychic VR Labs’ content creation platform STYLY.
“The NEWVIEW School is an exciting opportunity for budding artists to develop their skills further,” said Ryohei Watanabe, CMO Psychic VR Lab in a statement. “It’s not just for experienced artists but for anyone who’s ever considered the possibility of bringing their dreams to life. Fashion designers, architects, gamers and music artists have all been a part of NEWVIEW in the past, and with this year’s school we’re encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds to join us!”
“STYLY and Psychic VR Lab have a very community-minded ethos and are all about embracing our future of mixed realities,” adds Miriam Arbus, Local Coordinator, NEWVIEW School Toronto. “I’m passionate about enabling artists, and in the spirit of experimentation and pushing boundaries, NEWVIEW provides an outstanding educational platform that equips artists and designers to create whatever they dream up.”