Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 109 - A Virtual Future for Akron

December 20, 2017

While virtual reality is typically known within gaming and entertainment, there are a number of practical applications for this technology, says Eric Vaughan and Tony Samangy, who join Shane and Cody to talk about their Knight Arts Challenge winning grant. The project, a collaboration between Red Point Digital and VR Skunkworks, will not only teach virtual reality production to local children, but it will also specialize in stop-motion animation, making this a rare opportunity for learning. They discuss narrative virtual reality, along with the challenges of applying stop-motion animation in a 360-degree space, which is wholly unique. This is the final installment in a series about recent Knight Arts Challenge winners. To see a full list of grantees, visit https://knightfoundation.org/articles/meet-akron-s-2017-knight-arts-challenge-winners.