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Jobs of the Future in Virtual reality

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Academy Xi Melbourne

45 Exhibition Street

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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In recent years, the rise of Virtual Reality (VR) has become integrated into a number of industries — from gaming to health care, and even the world of construction.

VR provides users with an immersive experience, allowing them to step into a virtual dimension and explore things beyond the physical world. As technology advances, developers will soon be able to create completely immersive VR experiences on mobile. With improvements in video quality and software, users can expect even better 3D real-world experiences.

How do these developments in VR affect the future of employment available?

At our panel, Jobs of the Future in Virtual Reality, our expert panelists will explore:

  • What industries are now adopting this technology?
  • How to get started in VR
  • What you should be looking out for in the VR industry
  • What does the VR landscape look like, and what future jobs are available?
  • The skills sought after in the VR industry

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Ben Loveridge

Communications and Media Production Consultant, Learning Environments Academic Services at The University of Melbourne


Ben is a Communications and Media Production Consultant at the University of Melbourne and works across all areas of video, audio and spatial media production. He co-ordinates activities in the Learning Environments virtual reality lab, assisting staff with the integration of virtual reality in the curriculum and running masterclass sessions. He also provides assistance to departments including the VRLS (Virtual Reality Learning Studio) in the School of Biosciences, a 16-bay Oculus Rift set-up designed to allow classes to experience virtual reality at scale.

In 2017 Ben was inducted as an Institute Fellow (Virtual Reality) at the Networked Society Institute and continues to work on a number of VR related projects covering topics such as music therapy, youth mental health and dentistry visualisation. The Music Therapy VR project created a protype application to deliver music therapy to people with quadriplegia and

was as a finalist in the 2017 National Disability Awards as well as the 2018 iAwards national finals in the Infrastructure and Platform Innovations of the Year category.

He is currently studying a Masters in Music at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at The University of Melbourne, looking at the intersection of virtual reality and music.

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