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Laser Cube Training for Activists
August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
We will be having some fun with the Laser Cube outside the Lab…
For this mini-workshop, we will be showcasing the LaserCube, a small-but-mighty laser projector; the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset; and the Woojer haptic vest. We want to get activists excited about flexing their creative muscles and leading some captivating street activism.
Summer will be discussing the VR headset and haptic vest, and performing an in-Lab demo. Likely, all of us are familiar with virtual reality “goggles”, but perhaps not with haptic vests. These are wearable devices designed to provide users with vibrations across their torso, simulating touch physical sensations, enhancing the overall sensory experience in virtual reality. Pairing this equipment allows the user to safely walk in someone else’s hooves or paws and be immersed in realistic simulations of the hellish situations animals are forced into.
And Cheryl will be covering off the LaserCube. This piece of equipment permits the operator to create and project attention-grabbing, visually stunning images, compelling messages, clever slogans, and animal abusers’ logos on buildings and other public urban surfaces, to add an artistic and engaging element to our activism, enhancing our message…and our impact.
Cheryl will also be taking us out on the streets for a little practice demo. Since it’s not permanent and we’re casting on public surfaces, we’re not in violation of any laws…and it’s suited perfectly for social media, where we can reach a much larger audience.
Here are a handful of videos of the Cheryl and the LaserCube in action in 2019:
**All equipment at the Lab is part of our Equipment Lending Library and is available for loan once you’ve completed a training session.
Wishbone is a volunteer-driven initiative, funded in large part by the organizers themselves. We are grateful for any donations, which allow us to host more community-building events, develop more programming, conduct more workshops, create more content, source more equipment and literature, and cover our monthly hard costs.
FYI: The McKnight Building, in which the Lab is located, is almost 100 years old and is fortunate to have one of the last elevators in the city of Toronto requiring an elevator operator. Meaning that the lift takes a little rest on weekends, unless we pay a fee. If you require a ride to the 3rd floor, please reach out to us and we will endeavour to accommodate you…if not for this event, definitely for a future one.