Digital thinking generates ideas
RESIDENTS who attended the Think Digital workshop run by BIEDO in Monto on Thursday last week got to see some exciting new developments in virtual technology.
VR headsets shocked people who had never used them before, while the augmented reality app Quiver brought the house down by turning a drawing of a cow and a fire truck into a moving 3D model.
These demonstrations were entertaining but the goal of the workshop was to show how these ideas could be implemented practically to benefit the community.
Attendee Anita Dent suggested using 360-degree photography to showcase the area’s national parks to tourists.
“If I can upload a 360 photo of Kroombit Tops, people who’ve lived in the area and never been there can experience that through my eyes,” Mrs Dent said.
Kristine Dingle suggested it could be useful for agricultural purposes, such as getting photos of cattle from within a paddock so interested buyers could get up close with them.
Coach Tim Gentle was impressed with the suggestions people put forward on how to use the technology.
“Once they know how to do it, anybody with a smartphone can do it,” Mr Gentle said.
“I’m always interested to see what people come up with. I want them to use the knowledge how they need.”
WAY OF THE FUTURE: Tim Gentle shows off the power of the Quiver app.