Colab: Creative Technologies

The Green Fairy amazes 

Master of Creative Technologies student Alejandro Davila has been making virtual waves with his VR experience the Green Fairy. He recently showcased it to a captive audience of children at Auckland Central Library, which was covered by the NZ Herald's Focus and other media outlets. It is the first New Zealand-made virtual reality film, and will also be presented at the upcoming Semi Permanent design conference.

“Everyone is using virtual reality for games but I thought it would be a good idea to put people inside the movie and look around and see the characters interact,” Alejandro explains. 

Alejandro collaborates with the developer Taura Greig and together they run the VR studio Conical.

Colab is school of emerging technologies, a cutting edge research institute and a creative industries network. Stretching across the traditional boundaries between creative arts, design, digital media, computing, engineering and entrepreneurship, our multidisciplinary degree brings them together in one innovative, project-based learning environment.

When you study creative technologies, you’ll learn how to look at problems in the world and provide solutions that are unique. You’ll see how a spirit of collaboration, whether between students or between students and the industry, is beneficial in creating ideas that change and shape our world.

Creating technologies is the objective of this course; so we’ll provide the teaching and environment to allow you to do so, either side of graduation.

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Last updated: 11-Jan-2017 2.54pm

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