Step Right Up: Live VR and Multi-user VR

Monday, January 23, 4:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St.

So far, most VR is a solo experience. However, some creatives are starting to use VR to stage multi-user experiences and performances. In this session, artists will give 10-minute talks about pieces designed for live viewing or for accommodating multiple participants inside a virtual space.

Moderator Caspar Sonnen (head of new media at IDFA, curator of IDFA DocLab) will guide us through this showcase of live VR and collective VR, with presentations by Aaron Koblin (Life of UsThe Johnny Cash Project, The Wilderness Downtown), Katy Newton (Hocus Focus: What Magicians Can Teach Virtual Reality),  Cosmo Scharf (Mindshow),and Nathan Phillips (R). Pro tip: Charge your phone.

Panels are open to all Festival credential holders on a space-available basis.


Caspar Sonnen
Aaron Koblin
Katy Newton
Cosmo Scharf
Nathan Phillips
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