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Mod farewells the incomparable Raena Lea-Shannon

Raena Lea-Shannon, our friend and long time lawyer, passed away last month after a long fight with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

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Mod collaborates on martial arts meets dance project

The team at Mod was chuffed to collaborate with Yunyu on release of Pirates of the Silk Roada new mod for Beat Saber, available on Beat Saver.

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Mod at GDC 2019

Michela Ledwidge will this month represent Mod at GDC in San Francisco, after our first trip in 2018 resulted in gigs with Epic Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment America.

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Mod industry partnership with UTS Animal Logic Academy

In 2018 Mod continued its great relationship as an industry partner with UTS Animal Logic Academy and for the second year, Michela Ledwidge was invited to deliver a postgrad masterclass. Later in the year she was part of the industry panel that selected student projects for further development.

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ACO Virtual Tour 2013-2018 Wraps

2019 farewells our ACO Virtual touring show. Initially envisioned as a two-year touring show, ACO Virtual proved so popular and robust the tour extended into a sixth year, with its final staging in Goulburn NSW.

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Mod delivers interactives for 2018 Paris Motor Show

Mod delivered two touchscreen interactives for the Infiniti Black S concept car stand at the prestigious Paris Motor Show.

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Mod coaches disability sector on use of VR

Mod was retained by disability sector peak body, National Disability Services (NDS) to coach teams from several different disability services organisations, over 12 months, to pilot their ideas for using Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality.

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Mod provides training content for Epic Games and fxphd

In 2018 Mod was commissioned to write course content for two leading providers of high end interactive entertainment training.

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Mod works with Sony Interactive Entertainment

Michela spent April 2018 in San Diego developing and directing an immersive interactive realtime experience for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Mod at SIGGRAPH 2017

Mod co-founder Michela Ledwidge will be in the U.S. over the coming weeks for some pretty exciting events. Check out the itinerary below and do reach out if you want to connect in either LA or New York. We'll update this page as we add more events.

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Women in AR and VR Sydney meetup

Tonight is the launch of a new meetup Women in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Sydney proudly supported by Mod. As excitement builds around immersive interactive experience, we want to be part of strengthening the sector by increasing its diversity. Diversity is good for business. For all of us. It means more ideas, greater contribution of talent and innovative ways of doing things. 

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Mod to present at Interactive Media Symposium

Mod has been invited to present on 9 September at the Interactive Media Symposium hosted by Interactive Media Lab, University of NSW Faculty of Art & Design as part of Sydney Design Festival.

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VR development for PyLadies

Mod recently hosted a Virtual Reality programming workshop for the Sydney PyLadies Meetup group. PyLadies is an international network of female python users providing support and advocacy aimed at getting more women coding. The python community has a great reputation for diversity and encouraging wider participation in tech culture. This workshop was an introduction to using the python programming language and real-time AV engine Touch Designer to code room-scale VR experience. While python is not the first programming language you might normally associate with VR, Michela demonstrated how Touch's python API can assist rapid prototyping (in what she ...

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Share your toys

Michela reflects on Ghostbusters, immersion and interactivity.

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1 month in the Vive - Part 4/4

The final post in Michela's 4-part survey of her first month with the HTC Vive. Read part 1.

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1 month in the Vive - Part 3/4

Michela shares her experience with the HTC Vive - part three of four posts. Read part 1.

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VR Arcade Launched in Haymarket

Amazing interactive Virtual Reality (VR) entertainment has come to Haymarket, following today’s launch of Mod’s VR Arcade space.

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1 month in the Vive - Part 2/4

This is the second part in Michela's four-part series on her first month's experience with the HTC Vive. Read part 1.

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Happy NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is held the first full week of July each year around Australia. It's a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

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1 month in the Vive - Part 1/4

Join Michela as she shares her experience with the HTC Vive in this four-part series of posts.

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