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Bristol VR Lab

Bristol VR Lab is a new space for research, development, product design, teaching, company incubation and investment within Virtual and Augmented Reality that will open in central Bristol.

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Opposable VR

Opposable VR creates tangible experiences within virtual worlds. They are also the organisers of VR World Congress.
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Verity McIntosh

Verity is a Senior Lecturer in Virtual and Extended Realities at UWE Bristol.
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Andrew Calway

Dr Andrew Calway is a Reader in Computer Vision at the University of Bristol and the UoB Academic Lead for the Bristol VR Lab.

Kirsten Cater

Dr Kirsten Cater is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Bristol specialising in Human Computer Interaction and Tangible User Interfaces.
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Mandy Rose

Mandy Rose is Director of UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre and Co-Director of i-Docs. She is a member of the PM Studio Executive Board. @CollabDocs

Jen Stein

Jen Stein is Watershed Professor of Design Futures, speculating about the near future implications of emerging technologies on people, places, and things.

For the latest information visit the Bristol VR Lab website:

Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio are partners in the Bristol VR Lab, a new  space co-working space for up to forty VR developers and designers, with the latest technology from a range of partners, including VR & AR headsets, experimental controllers, green screen motion capture technology and a range of 360 filming devices.  The Lab also has a permanent room scale/social VR setups available to be hired by members, and a teaching area which is fully VR enabled for student's teaching and apprenticeship training.

Bristol VR Lab is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England with Watershed and Opposable VR - organisers of VR World Congress.  Partners in the VR Lab include the BBC, we the curious and Bath Spa University.  With this range of supporters, and with relationships throughout the city and VR / AR industry globally, Bristol VR Lab is a centre for excellence in VR/AR/MR/XR.

The lab hosts a number of events for the South West VR & AR community. For more information and to contact the team visit


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