Join us for a day of workshops and inspirational talks on gamification and heritage, where Steinunn Anna Gunnlaugsdóttir, CEO of Locatify is hosting a workshop alongside other leading figures in the field.

The workshop, titled “Mobile applications: engaging visitors with immersive experiences” will focus on how Locatify uses innovative apps, gamification and cutting edge location technology to engage visitors at museums.

About the event

This think tank will examine how these new methods can facilitate the interpretation and dissemination of heritage content for the public, for young people and for tourists. Presentations will include discussions around the benefits of using new technologies in the heritage sector, and heritage as a subject for gaming. There will be demonstrations of virtual reality (VR) and the augmented reality applications (AR) as well as hands-on workshops where participants will be given the opportunity to test some of the technology. We aim to conclude the day with discussions around future policy and how the heritage sector and the gaming industry can work together in an innovative way.

Presentations will be in English but workshops and discussion groups will be both in English and Icelandic. The detailed program will be announced soon.

The seminar is organised by: Gerduberg Cultural Centre, Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute, University of Iceland, Locatify, National Heritage Agency of Iceland, National Museum of Iceland, Icelandic Game Industry, Technical College of Reykjavik and partners of the CINE project.

Conference & Workshop Details

Conference Date/ Time: Friday 16th March 2018, 9:30 – 16:00

Venue: Borgarbókasafn | Menningarhús Ger›ubergi

Workshop: 13:00 – 14:30 Session 2 – Workshops & demonstrations | Vinnustofur og kynningar

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