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Meet The VI Team - Laura Tenison

What is your biggest career milestone to date? The first big job I produced solo was a project called Badu Gili, a projection mapping installation for the Sydney Opera House. We brought beautiful pieces of Indigenous artwork to life through 2D and 3D animation. Seeing all of the hard work projected onto the Sydney Opera House was pretty unbeatable.

What do you find unique about working at Virtual Immersive? The projects! Each one is so unique in it’s own way, whether it’s the tech, the process or the challenges. Each day is completely different so it definitely keeps you on your toes! Having such a strong team makes the world of difference.

Favourite snack in your desk drawer? Can’t go past a chocolate bar.

What is your dream AR/VR job? Creating a VR diving experience at the Great Barrier Reef. With the reef on the decline, someone needs to capture the beauty so future generations can continue to experience it first hand. Getting to capture the footage first hand wouldn’t be so bad either…

Where do you see the industry in the next 5 years? With the rise of digital media, it’s becoming harder and harder for brands to connect with their consumers. There needs to be a solid reason for the consumers to even take notice, life’s too busy. I think we’re going to see a big swing in the number of brands that start to see the potential of interactivity, many are already there.

Which AR/VR experience has inspired you the most? I actually love Pokemon Go. It took over my life temporarily and it completely took over the world.

Are you a Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook person? Instagram for sure.

Where were you before joining the VI team? Road-tripping my way through the beautiful Canadian Rockies and sipping cocktails during the European summer.

Why does the world need AR/VR? VR especially is such a massive educational tool. No kid likes reading those big long boring history textbooks in school, especially when they could be reliving the experiences themselves.

How do you feel about the rise of facial recognition technology? It’s a bit creepy to be honest, but if it can help to make the world a little bit safer, then why not?

What are your passions outside of the tech industry? Skiing, swimming, indoor plants, beating everyone in board games, and I love having a friendly dog by my side.

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