VIDEO: Stepping into a virtual world

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People are stepping into virtual reality at the Exploring Digital Futures conference at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The event is backed by The Scarborough News. The paper has evolved with many firsts over the years – but none more amazing or magical than the use of Aurasma that makes images and advertisements leap out of the news pages, Harry Potter newspaper style.

Gilly Collinson tries out one of the digital exhibition experiences at the SJT's Exploring Digital Futures

Gilly Collinson tries out one of the digital exhibition experiences at the SJT's Exploring Digital Futures

This week's Scarborough News shows you how to bring stories and adverts in the paper to life – using a free Aurasma app and your mobile phone camera – to reveal exclusive videos, 360 degree photos, interactive links and more on the screen.

Aurasma’s image recognition technology uses your smartphone or tablet camera to trigger images and then overlay media on top of them in the form of animations, videos, 3D models and web pages.

Try it today and be amazed – download the app, follow the ScarboroughNews channel and use your device to scan our augmented main photo on this page – the one marked with the Aurasma ‘A’ logo.

The Exploring Digital Futures conference is run by Reel Solutions and includes speakers from the Royal Shakespeare Company and from leading animation studio Blue Zoo, as well as digital art and new games.

Industry experts, creators and artists using Virtual Reality (VR) will feature world-premieres of new work from artists from Leeds to Los Angeles.

It is open to the public and people can try out technology that will become the norm in time to come.

Filey-based artist Ian Truelove, a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University’s School of Art, is premiering his new VR piece, Paintings, 2011-2017.

Visitors will have a chance to use Google Tilt Brush, an award-winning VR painting app which enables artists and doodlers to create digital art in a virtual 3D space.

The Scarborough News backed Exploring Digital Futures conference at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is running until 5pm today and tomorrow.

For more information CLICK HERE.