VR has already been used for a lot of positive and inspiring projects, but getting these off of the ground without the help of a major organization or charity can be tough. For those looking to use the technology in this way, a new platform named VR Together might be able to help.
VR Together was announced today with support from Samsung, VR production studios REWIND and m ss ng p eces, and Nonny de la Peña, a journalist that has long been using VR to tell her stories. It’s a platform that will allow developers and creators to pitch projects they need help with, linking them with other companies and individuals to offer their support, skills and ideas. It essentially gives VR companies that are looking to use their talents for good an easy way to do so.
It might be that you only have a few hours a week to devote to helping out, maybe even a month. That’s okay for VR Together; you’ll be able to collaborate with others to make a meaningful impact on their projects. You could offer your equipment to film 360 degree experiences, or help code complex virtual sequences.
Speaking to UploadVR over email, REWIND founder and CEO Solomon Rogers said that VR Together was born “from a desire to do something meaningful beyond pure commercial work and to make a positive impact.” He called the initiative an “opportunity” for members of the VR community to use their skills to help those outside of it.
“VR Together will match people who want to help with those that need it; collectively we can do much more than working alone,” Rogers explained. “At the moment we are asking people to donate their time and ideas, in the future we hope that VR Together could offer financial help as well.”
Currently interested parties can download a VR Together badge that can be placed on websites and email signatures to help show that they are part of the initiative.
Make sure to follow VR Together on Twitter to keep up to date with its work. You can also contact the group directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.