If you would like to find out more about the dynamic world of VR, join the Digital Research & Innovation Lab on Wednesday 20 November, 12.00-1.20pm, Lycette room, Richmond campus, for a talk by Bushra Burge, on the award winning work done by her AR and VR studio.

VR has found its place in a number of use cases as part of specific industry workflow but there is still a lot of potential for new ground breaking ideas to shape it. Bushra Burge will present a short history of this technology, the current state of the market and future predictions. She will present critical insights and case studies and challenges she has discovered from developing and showing her own studio and others work who have experimented on integrating VR as part of a bigger multisensory narrative interfacing with elements such as fashion aesthetics, haptics, biofeedback.

As an award winning digital creative entrepreneur, Bushra Burge has an extensive background in technology starting out as a financial database coder in the 1990s, before moving onto to working within the sustainable fashion industry whilst completing two design degrees in the 2000s involving digital to creative production and consulting mainstream brands.

Through an extensive network she is able to mobilise and lead hybrid teams and together with her own technology and design background able to create and deliver innovative solutions for clients & award winning immersive stories integrating proprietary wearable technology with VR. Combining her passion for ethical issues with technology she is specialised in creating eco-ethical content with a recent experiential project on plastic pollution.

She is a regular public speaker on innovative digital craft as well as being non-executive director for Seidea, a start up helping ethnic minority women enter into web security careers. She is an international exhibiting artist and a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.