Experience the curious and unexpected sensation of ultrasonic pressure against your hands as you soar like a bird on an immersive geo-tour of Brisbane River from Moreton Bay to Wivenhoe Dam. Glide past graceful bridges linking the city, cliff to cliff, or touchdown along Brisbane shorelines to enjoy the shapes, sounds, and forms of the city’s unique interplay of geology, wildlife, and human activity. Hosted at The Cube, QUT’s world-class multi-screen venue, this ‘haptic’ journey uses rich satellite imagery and geospatial data, with bird’s-eye and on-the-ground viewpoints enticing visitors to explore how Brisbane is moulded by its riparian environment.
Grania Kelly is a new-media artist and documentary filmmaker working in immersive storytelling, exploring the intersection between art, new-technology and science. Grania established StarSapphire Productions in 2011 after co-producing and directing Bringing Uncle Home for the ABC. VISER is a multidisciplinary team within QUT led by Gavin Winter (Project Technology Director). VISER specialises in design and development of digital solutions for research and commercial partners, such as interactive spatial visualisation environments, integrated computational modelling processes, immersive interfaces, and visualisation. Since collaborating on GroundTruth – Fire, Flood and Human Endeavour in 2018, StarSapphire and VISER continue co-creating immersive experiences for art-science audiences.