Pre­his­toric VR

Time Out (Melbourne) - - THINGS TO DO -

Back in pre­his­toric times, the seas were home to all sorts of odd an­i­mals, from the ple­siosaurus (a huge ma­rine rep­tile that looks like the Loch Ness Mon­ster) to the para­cy­clo­to­saurus, which re­sem­bles a two-me­tre long sala­man­der. These school hol­i­days, ACMI is of­fer­ing kids and adults the chance to ex­plore the world’s an­cient oceans in a 360-de­gree vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence. Pre­his­toric VR is the brain­child of Aus­tralian com­pany Erth Vis­ual & Phys­i­cal Inc, who cre­ate live ex­pe­ri­ences us­ing large-scale pup­petry. These pup­pets will be­come part of the VR jour­ney as par­tic­i­pants en­counter bi­o­lu­mi­nes­cent jel­ly­fish, sea rep­tiles and even sharp-toothed an­gler­fish ‘swim­ming’ around them. ■ RJ à ACMI, Fed­er­a­tion Square, Cnr Swanston & Flin­ders Sts, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 8663 2200. www.acmi.net.au/events/pre­his­toric-vr. Free. Sep 23-Oct 8.

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