DIVRSE ’22 – Extended Reality (XR) Diversity in Games and Animation

DIVRSE ’22 – Extended Reality (XR) Diversity in Games and Animation is powered by Faculty of Animation and Multimedia and Future Creative School, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage’s (ASWARA). The webinar focuses on the potentials of Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) / Mixed Reality (MR) = Extended Reality (XR), and diversity and representation within games and animation — specifically narrowing down to dissect the potential of XR in the implementation of Malaysian culture and heritage.

This webinar features prominent experts in XR as well as creative practitioners who implement culture and heritage within games and animation practice and academia. The webinar is fully-funded by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) via ASWARA Intellect 2022.

The webinar consists of two tracks:

📌 Workshops (26th August 2022) — Hands-on workshop on being a part of metaverse world-building and VR community 🎨

📌 Talks (27th August 2022) — Gain insight from existing case studies from XR experts🔌

Seats are LIMITED. Register now at bit.ly/DIVRSE!


  • To explore the potentials of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) from the perspective of technoculture and cultural heritage appreciation
  • To provide space for discussion, exploration, and knowledge dissemination to aspiring creative technologists within the scope of youth
  • To promote and nurture diversity, representation, and inclusion in creative XR development within games and animation
📅 DATE 📅
  • 26 August 2022 (Workshops)
  • 27 August 2022 (Talks)
🔌 WORKSHOPS | 26th August 2022  🔌
Workshops will be conducted in closed Google Meet session on 26th August 2022. Minimum age range of participants from 19 to above. LIMITED SEATS (25 max each workshop).
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
| Accessible 3D Worldbuilding in Metaverse
(Paige Dansinger – XR Artist and Founder / Director of Better World Museum, New York)
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
| Introduction to VR Cultural Heritage Development on Game Engine
(Faisal Athar – XR Specialist, Taylor’s University)
🎤 TALKS / WEBINAR | 27th August 2022 🎤
This webinar track features speakers from various XR backgrounds and expertise within creative media content creation.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
| DIVRSE ’22 Opening Speech
Ts. Dr. Ruslan Abdul Rahim – Rector, ASWARA
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
| Better World Museum – VR Worldbuilding for Better Future
Paige Dansinger – XR Artist and Founder / Director of Better World Museum, New York
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
| Gamified Experience to Wearable Emotions – Pervasive Mixed Reality Innovations for Mad Artists
Professor Adrian David Cheok – Founder / Director of Mixed Reality Lab, iUniversity Tokyo Japan
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
| Fragments of Time: Heritage XR-Storytelling in the Metaverse
Clyde deSouza – XR Technologist, Dubai
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
| XR for Malaysian Cultural Heritage Representation in Games and Animation
  • Razif Mohamed (Taylor’s University)
  • Saqina Latif (Persona Theory Games)
  • Ts. Jazmi Izwan Jamal (ASWARA)
  • Session moderated by Mohamad Farhan Mohamad (ASWARA)
E-certificates are provided for participants who have attended both (workshop / webinar) sessions. Link to e-certificate attendance will be given at the end of the webinar session.
💸 FEE 💸
Attendance is FREE!

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