Beyond Your Eye Sight

AS THE WORLD WAKES INTO THE POSSIBLITIES OF VIRTUAL REALITY, A NIGERIAN WOMAN IS PUSHING NIGERIAN INTO THE POSSIBLITIES BY SETTING UP A LOCAL VR LAB THAT PRODUCES LOCAL VR CONTENT FOR NIGERIANS.

 At the Imisi 3D VR showcase / Photo via medium.com/techcabal

At the Imisi 3D VR showcase / Photo via medium.com/techcabal

Though Virtual reality maybe in its early stages, the world is excited at the possibility it’s offering. 2016 was named the Year of Virtual reality and we saw new exciting VR options manifesting in Games, Education, Movies/Entertainment, Art, Marketing, Training (Military, Driving etc.) and Sports. Judith Okonkwo is opening up a door for Nigerians to see beyond their eye sight into the world of Virtual Reality.

Judith Okonkwo is a Nigerian Tech evangelist, Business Psychologist and Organisation Development practitioner who has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe took up a new project in championing and advancing Virtual Reality and its possibilities right here in Nigeria, this she did by establishing Imisi 3D.

Imisi 3D is a Virtual Reality (VR) creation lab dedicated to growing a community of VR developers in Nigeria through creating relevant solutions using VR, and providing educational and engagement experiences with VR. Optimistic about their goal, Judith sees VR as a tool for creating everyday solutions, in this view she sees VR disrupting the technology narrative in the future.

 At the Imisi 3D VR showcase / Photo via medium.com/techcabal

At the Imisi 3D VR showcase / Photo via medium.com/techcabal

Imisi 3D held a Virtual reality workshop on the future of Lagos and a hackathon last October focus on Virtual reality in line with the global VR fever. Currently her goal with Imisi 3D is to put Nigeria and Africa in the fore front of this journey as VR shapes up by raising early Nigerian creators and not just consumers.

This technology has uses that cut across several industry sectors, and the impact on things as critical as learning is profound. With 2016 being described as the year of Virtual Reality, Nigeria must not get left behind.
— Judith Okonkwo

On their website, they state “We are future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow”

 Judith Okonkwo / Photo via socialmediaweek.org

Judith Okonkwo / Photo via socialmediaweek.org