Spatial News™ #002
This week we are all about events, education and space.
Hello everyone, welcome to the second edition of Spatial News™. It’s incredible how time flies and how rockets return to Earth. Joh, our space entrepreneur, has returned from his space adventure.
Last week I had the privilege to take part in the Space for Humanity Finland, an impact bootcamp for 45 entrepreneurial-minded individuals to understand why we go to space and how space technology can help us sustain our life here on earth.
Apart from the team-building exercises and excellent talks by experts of all stripes, we were put into teams to take part in an ideathon. Our team was tasked with the topic "humanity to beyond and back" so, naturally, we choose the team name Human Beyonds. We decided that ‘space governance’ is an essential step of going into space as a race. We even managed to include VR and Blockchain into our idea. Perhaps, some version will even live on past the bootcamp.
Overall, Space for Humanity was an excellent program and a terrific learning experience!
VR, as a learning medium, has been shown to increase memorability (Allcoat, 2018), boost emotional engagement (PWC, 2020) and even reduce unconscious bias (Salmanovitz, 2018). Moreover, with the ever-decreasing cost of headsets, VR promises to democratise learning by granting previously excluded audiences the opportunity to learn the essential but often privileged skills. Skills that enable us to successfully navigate through the world of work.
As we continue to dabble with VR in education, we are happy to see companies collaborating to create a VR training platform that has been nominated for the Danish Design Award in the category of “Better Learning”.
Grundfos, together with SynergyXR, has developed a comprehensive virtual reality training platform. The platform includes seven different virtual reality training applications, all aiming at educating employees in several processes at different locations globally.
In the latest Spatial Spotlight article this week we shared the story of Spatial8 ecosystem partner, ViSU Elomatic. “ViSU Elomatic is a unit within Elomatic providing visual 3D services for their industrial projects. The engineering work Elomatic does gives ViSU the 3D raw ingredients and detailed technical knowhow to accurately communicate operating principles of industrial machinery in both customer surface and training.” Check the link in the title to read the whole article and learn more about our newest member.
The Founder of The Fabricant will be speaking at the Exthereal Conference 2021.
Exthereal: Fashion in Extended Reality Conference is approaching with the speed of light. There are only ten days left before the conference. We are excited to announce that the founder of The Fabricant, Kerry Murphy will be speaking at the Exthereal Conference 2021.
The Fabricant is a digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing. They aim to show the world that clothing does not need to be physical to exist. The Fabricant collaborates with global brands and retailers, bringing their expertise as leaders in the digital fashion sector, to help them deep dive into its unlimited possibilities.
This concludes our Spatial News™ for this week. Please share your feedback with us so we can improve our content and format. Thank you for reading, and, remember, you are spatial!