Virtual Reality at Central Library: Seeing is Believing


Teleport to an exotic land, walk the surface of the Moon, or experience flight from a bird’s point-of-view. Anything and everything is within reach while wearing the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) Headset. But don’t take my word for it; see for yourself at Central Library’s VR Demonstration Day on Thursday, July 27.

The demonstration is thanks to the California State Library Virtual Reality Experience Project. Through the Project's collaboration with the City of Glendale, Downtown Central Library visitors ages 13+ can immerse themselves in a virtual world. The system uses state-of-the-art VR software and an Oculus Rift headset to build a digital universe for users to play, work, or explore - all from the comfort and safety of their local library. Those that wear the headset will see a three-dimensional rendering of an image or environment, and can interact with the world with a simple reach of the hand.

This project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian with the generous support of Facebook/Oculus in bringing this innovative project to California's public libraries.

EVENT: Oculus Rift VR Demo Day @ Downtown Central Library

WHEN: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017

WHERE: MakerSpace at Downtown Central Library,

222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205

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