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'Uni-Mersity Challenge' Hackathon

Saturday 10 April 2021, 10.00AM to 11 April 10pm

Over the weekend of 10 and 11 April 2021, join us in the WebVR metaverse where we’ll be bringing together interdisciplinary researchers, and digital theatre practitioners for a virtual hackathon, the ‘Uni-Mersity Challenge’.

The aim of the hackathon? To set up an immersive musical theatre performance space in a WebVR platform over the course of just 48 hours! 

Guided by expert mentors from universities and theatre groups across the UK, Europe and the USA, participants are challenged to stage three scenes from a new musical adaptation of Karel Čapek’s iconic play, R.U.R  live musical performance in WebVR.

Organised by TFTI PhD researchers Daniel Lock, Kate Valentine and Mary Stewart-David, and headed by DC Labs own Nick Sephton, the hackathon is funded by a collaborative grant by the Humanities Research Centre

Who’s involved

From DC Labs/TFTI: Ella Eyre, Jon Hook, Daniel Lock, Nick Sephton, Mary Stewart-David, Kate Valentine, Andrew Walter.

Plus a host of experienced Mentors from University of York and around the globe including Liam Maloney (UoY Music), Chris Follows & Kristina Thiele (ArtsXR/UAL) and USA: Vivian Belosky (UX & Performance), Brendan A. Bradley (XR production and Performance), Rebecca Evans(Immersive XR production) and Daniel Ghezzi (Musical Theatre Performance).

How to apply

Participation is free and places are limited. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 26 March 2021. Click here to apply.

Location: Online