AIE Grads and Staff awarded for Technical Achievement

AIE Grads and Staff awarded for Technical Achievement

AIE Grads and Staff awarded for Technical Achievement


AIE graduates and staff recently were presented with the Technical Achievement Award for their work bringing the Canberra Youth Theater augmented reality performance 35 degrees 17 SOUTH to life.35° 

17 SOUTH took audiences (players) on a journey forward in time, from a Canberra that was once thriving and rich with the resources of life, to a futuristic Canberra reeling from the collapse of society in a resource-depleted, race for survival. In a survivalist colony where factions rule and resource stocks are almost nothing, the people have realized they need to move out of the concrete jungle and escape to the forest in search of the necessities for survival. 

35° 17 SOUTH was a collaboration between the Academy of Interactive Entertainment and the Canberra Youth Theatre Company to combine interactive gaming and live performance at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Augmented reality superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. This allows users to interact with both live performances while accessing location sensitive story information. 

The performance was a first of its kinds for the theatre company and helped attract a whole new generation of people to the theatre. 

"Working on 35 degrees 17 South not only taught me an awful lot about professional production pipelines, but was an interesting change of pace from the work I was used to. I got the chance to work with the teachers I looked up to during my time at AIE, on a project that challenged the boundaries of several industries, and it was a satisfying and enlightening experience" AIE Graduate Alex Short