Augmented physicality: Can AR blur the lines of sport and gaming?
Event schedule details
Saturday 18 June
Event location details
Royal Geographical Society
Join gaming and AR experts discussing technology's potential to bring gaming experience to new sectors like sport, exercise or the experience economy.
Away from the escapist, immersive potential of Virtual Reality headsets and metaverse buzz, Augmented Reality’s merging of the virtual and real world has been growing in specific enterprise and commercial applications. Could its future start to blur the lines that separate traditional sport from virtual gaming?
Freed from the confines of VR’s enclosed playing spaces, and powered by new 5G-enabled motion, environment, and body and face-tracking technologies, AR has the potential to create dynamic and physical gaming, sporting or social experiences - experiences that are other-worldly whilst allowing freedom of movement and expression around real-world arenas or stages.
For this discussion, Festival sponsor Huawei invites a panel of experts on gaming, e-sports and alternative sports to look at how these sectors might adopt and adapt to maturing AR technology.
There will also be drop-in spaces available.
This event will have some advance tickets released ahead of the Festival weekend.
To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first-look at the full programme, and opportunities to book onto popular talks, creative workshops and tours.
- Talks and tours