This coming semester, Open Documentary Lab’s William Uricchio, Sandra Rodriguez and Deniz Tortum will be teaching the Hacking VR course at the Comparative Media Studies department.

Course Description

Mens et manus … mind and hand … Hacking VR will engage both. What better way to explore a new technology than to push it to its limits, to break it, to re-imagine it, and to rebuild it in unexpected ways?

Offered as part of a relationship between MIT’s Comparative Media Studies / Writing Section and the Oculus NextGen Program, Hacking VR will enable students to experiment with VR technologies including Oculus Rift and touch controllers and explore new approaches to immersive storytelling. The course will survey historical developments and current innovation in virtual reality – gear, software, and storytelling techniques.

We will converse with leading makers, explore the fundamentals of VR creation, and with luck, develop new and innovative ways to build immersive experiences. Join us!

Course Website