DNIe VR Pop Up Store in Berlin 2018

September is becoming our favorite month. For the past three years, we created a VR week in September, including a VR conference as well as this VR Pop Up Store in the heart of Berlin/Kreuzberg (this was our pop up store last year and this was another one earlier this year).

VR Pop Up Store in Kreuzberg

The idea is simple: Create a physical space to allow real discussions on virtuality, to experiment with VR experiences, to network and to offer workshops about WebVR technologies and VR Interaction Design.

Our schedule included five days of various meetups, get-togethers, workshops and discussions.

Each day, VR enthusiasts came in to try out 360º production processes, including the capturing of 360º films and photos as well as simple edits and uploading onto our VR platform Fader.

360º workshops, including recoding 360º content, simple edits with apps and then watching VR experiences in WebVR.

Our Stephan organized an XR Interaction Design Meetup on Tuesday. It allowed participants to discuss navigations in a sphere and what it means to design for an immersive experience.

XR Interaction Design Meetup at our VR Pop Up Store

On Friday, we organized a WebXR Meetup which had a more technical focus. We were discussing the pros and cons of WebVR as opposed to native apps.

People starting to come to our WEbXR Meetup.

Our Tino offered a Startup School meetup, discussing challenges of starting a business and creating one-liners to make people understand what it is you are actually doing.

We’ve been able to observe people trying out their very first VR experience with the Oculus Rift.

What I love about our annual event is that we get to invite friends, partners and colleagues to come but also that this event is for new people and even spontaneous hop-ins. Here for example, the amazing Alexander Grobe stops by to show us some of his latest experiments and telling us more about cool gadgets that are coming out.

One week goes by so quickly and we wish we could do this all year around but it is time to go back, create more XR experiences so that we can come back next September and show them what we got.

Thank you to DNIe for supporting us!

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