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Present Futures: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Art at Royal College of Art with Acute Art

Present Futures: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Art is a short course that focuses on the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art, organised by the Royal College of Art and Acute Art.

School: The Royal College of Art in collaboration with Acute Art
Course: Present Futures: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Art
Location: London, UK
Course dates: 9, 10 and 13 May 2024
Application deadline: 2 May 2024

Dive into the cutting-edge world of new technologies in contemporary art with this three-day short course brought to you by the Royal College of Art (RCA) and Acute Art.

Based at the RCA Battersea campus with exclusive studio and gallery visits, this intensive programme takes you on a journey exploring the impact of new technologies on contemporary art and its institutions, including its production, presentation, experience, collection and conservation.

Led by RCA senior tutor John Slyce and Acute Art artistic director Daniel Birnbaum, industry-leading speakers will deliver each session.

Acclaimed artist and stage designer Es Devlin is set to return as a guest speaker on the 2024 course, along with Marco Brambilla (artist and director), Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator and director of the Serpentine Gallery) and more to be announced.

"A truly interdisciplinary experience. I was so impressed by the range of fields the course was able to draw upon both in terms of speakers and students," said Thomas McLucas, 2023 participant.

This course is delivered in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art, the world's leading university for art and design, and Acute Art, a pre-eminent producer and platform for VR in an art context.

Ten per cent early bird discount for this course ends 15 February 2024.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: Bjarne Melgaard, Octo With Ostrich Egg, 2020, augmented reality design, courtesy of Bjarne Melgaard and Acute Art

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