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1979 Revolution: Black Friday
1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a choice-driven, narrative game that brings you into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse. Play as Reza, an aspiring photojournalist, and make life-and-death decisions as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970s.
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8PLAYERS
NEW SHOW!
8Players (8P) is New York's premiere theatrical role-playing experience, in which audiences connect in intimate groups by "starring" in an explosively strange narrative.
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Accomplice The Show
Accomplice The Show takes you on a theatrical journey through the city streets. Groups of 10 are sent on a mission, aided by clues and hilarious cast members strewn throughout various locations, such as on street corners, in bars, at iconic landmarks, and in out-of-the-way spots. You'll need to piece together the clues in the meticulously crafted plot and rely on your own street smarts to make it to the end.
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Across the Line
Across the Line is virtual reality experience that puts the audience on the scene as anti-abortion extremists try to intimidate patients who seek sexual and reproductive health care.
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ADR1FT
ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril, floating in space.
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ASTEROIDS!
ASTEROIDS! is the second installment of the award-winning VR animation INVASION! about an alien spaceship manned by two bumbling aliens and their robot sidekicks.
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Balancing Agency vs. Empathy in VR
10/9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Panelists:
Georgia King (Moderator) - Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz
Toby Coffey - Head of Digital Development, National Theatre
Molly Ellen Eagan - Vice President, Patient Experience and Employee Engagement; Executive Producer, Across the Line, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Kane Lee - Head of Content Development and Strategy, Baobab
Resh Sidhu - Creative Director, VR, Framestore
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Bashir's Dream
SPECIAL SCREENING!
Bashir's Dream centers around 14-year-old Syrian boy Qusai Bashir Masaama, who was shot in the back by a sniper while on a candy run.
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Be Boy Be Girl
US PREMIERE!
Be Boy Be Girl is a multisensory experiment that engages sight, hearing, touch, and smell. In the experience, your body becomes more than just your eyes and ears, it becomes a vehicle to experience and challenge reality.
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Birdly
Birdly is an immersive, full-body installation and research project that explores the experience of being a bird in flight.
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Break a Leg
WORLD PREMIERE!
Break a Leg is an interactive experience designed for virtual reality. Inspired by magicians of the 19th century, such as Houdini and Kellar, it immerses you in an offbeat universe as you play the role of an illusionist on stage asked to deliver your best performance in front of a demanding and unpredictable audience.
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Budget Cuts
Budget Cuts is a first-person stealth game in room-scale VR that puts you in the shoes of a spy surrounded by deadly robots.
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Can't Get Enough of Myself
In advance of the release of her third album, 99¢, Santigold revealed this innovative new interactive video for the song "Can't Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C.)," which uses the camera of your computer or mobile device to incorporate you into the video in real time.
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Charlie Gets Fired
Add insult to interactivity in this Mad Libs–style animated comedy show. Charlie is a young lad trying to hold on to a job. But he suffers from user-interactivitis, a rare brain disease, which means that you get to choose his words for him. And you know what that means: Charlie gets fired. Have fun ruining his life!
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Choosatron
The Choosatron is an interactive fiction story printer, blending digital and analogue storytelling.
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Close Your
Close Your is a tragic first-person game that uses webcam-based face detection to take you through scenes of another person's life every time you blink.
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Closer to the Truth: The Craft of Nonfiction VR
10/8, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Panelists:
Georgia King (Moderator) - Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz
Gabo Arora - Creative Director, UN
Jason Farkas - Vice President, Premium Content Video, CNNVR
Jeff Fitzsimmons - Co-founder and Managing Director of Creative, Custom Reality Services
Marcelle Hopkins - Executive Producer for 360 News, NYTimes
Gary Hustwit - Creative Director, Scenic
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Crossrail The Musical
US PREMIERE!
Travel deep below the streets of London for an unforgettable 360-degree musical tour of the Crossrail tunnels—Europe's biggest construction project.
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Cyrano: Alex in Wonderland
Follow the adventures of Alex in Wonderland, an animated short film by award-winning director Maya Sanbar that is enhanced by a scent track from Vapor's handheld Cyrano "scent speaker."
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Deepening Your Brand With Experiential Storytelling
10/8, 11:30am-12:30pm
Panelists:
Linda Boff (Moderator) - VP & Chief Marketing Officer, General Electric
Kevin Cornish - Founder, Moth & Flame vr
Rachel Holbrook - Global Head of Production, Airbnb
Ari Kuschnir - CEO and Executive Producer, m ss ng p eces
Resh Sidhu - Creative Director, VR, Framestore
Jason Snyder - Chief Technology Officer, Momentum
10/8, 11:30-12:30
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Defrost
Defrost is the pilot for a 12-episode virtual-reality series that follows the story of cryonics patient Joan Garrison as she wakes up from her frozen state after thirty years and reunites with her family, who have all aged.
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Dream Map
WORLD PREMIERE!
Curated by cinematographer Shawn Peters, Dream Map uses the augmented reality app Traces to map the dreams of different people across the world via binaural and vlog/phone recordings, creating a rich tapestry of unconscious thoughts.
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Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel
US PREMIERE!
Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel lets users step into the memories of Willie McNeive and go back in time to a moment that changed Irish history forever: the Easter Rising of 1916.
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Escape the Room
Escape the Room is an exciting interactive game in which players are locked inside of a room full of hidden objects, clues, and puzzles, and must work together to escape within sixty minutes.
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ExArcana: Masque
ExArcana: Masque is a live-action event that brings players into the Arcanum, a secret society in the occult underworld, as they enact an ancient and sacred ritual to save New York from otherworldly invasion.
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Famous Deaths
Through scent and sound, Famous Deaths re-creates the final moments of two icons just before they died: Whitney Houston and John F. Kennedy.
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Fire Rescue
WORLD PREMIERE!
In this immersive documentary, breathe the smoke and smell the fear as two London firefighters put their lives on the line to rescue six children from a blazing house fire.
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Flippaper
With Flippaper, you can draw and actually play your very own pinball machine using only paint markers and a simple sheet of paper.
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Flock: A Holojam Experience
WORLD PREMIERE!
Flock is a celebration of nature that begins when you step out of your nest and into the air, joining a flock of fellow birds and following a mother bird. The more aligned you are with the flock, the more joyous and intense your experience will be..
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Follow My Lead: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals
Follow My Lead is not just a great VR documentary, it is the next step in VR storytelling. This project merges the most exciting sport in the world—basketball—and the newest, most cutting-edge platform in media to create an unprecedented storytelling experience.
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FoST For Good
10/8, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Panelists:
David Fenton (Moderator) - Chair, Fenton
Abigail Finck - Brand & Marketing Manager, Global Nomads Group
Daanish Masood - Machine to be Another / UN
Joanne Sprague - Marketing Program Manager & Social Progress, Facebook
Will Villota - Vice President & Brand Marketing, Conservation International
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Freeboarding: San Francisco
Feel the adrenaline of freeboarding down the world-famous Lombard Street in San Francisco with GoPro professional athletes.
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From Author to Audience: Who's Actually Writing the Story?
10/7, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Panelists:
Lance Weiler (Moderator) - Director of Digital Storytelling Lab, Columbia University
Yoni Bloch - CEO & Co-Founder, Interlude, Inc.
Dan Pinchbeck - Creative Director / Studio Head, The Chinese Room
Rob Sorcher - Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network
Randy Weiner - Creative Director & Producer, Hybrid Entertainment Lab
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FRU
FRU is a puzzle game that features an innovative use of Kinect, in which your silhouette becomes a "portal" between two worlds.
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Ghostbusters: Dimensions
Ghostbusters: Dimension is the world's first hyper-reality experience. You'll experience what it's like to be a Ghostbuster, tracking and trapping supernatural foes through a New York apartment complex in an environment that combines physical props and sets, real-time interactive effects, and virtual-reality technology.
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GoPro VR: Omni Trailer
Using the backdrop of the gorgeous Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in the Tyrolean Alps of Austria, the GoPro Media team showcases Omni, GoPro’s newest six-camera spherical array.
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GoPro VR: Tahiti Surf with Anthony Walsh and Matahi Drollet
Get fully barreled with surfers Anthony Walsh and Matahi Drollet in Tahiti as they take you deep inside a wave with the help of a six-camera GoPro spherical array.
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Greenpeace: A Journey To The Arctic
Travel to the arctic in VR and see first hand the breathtaking world under imminent threat from global warming.
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Halcyon
Halcyon is a ground-breaking hybrid VR short-form scripted series with episodes alternating between on-air/online and virtual reality. A police procedural from a future that seems closer to reality every day, Halcyon is available across Syfy channels and companion websites outside of the U.S. and is also viewable in VR on the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.
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Hall Pass
Hall Pass is an immersive musical set and performed inside a high school where audiences choose their own adventure through the trials and triumphs of the class of 2020, offering a glimpse of the world young people navigate every day.
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Hard World For Small Things
Hard World for Small Things uses VR to explore the circumstances and lives affected by a single tragedy in Los Angeles.
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Harlem Drops and Central Park Drops
WORLD PREMIERE!
Discover stories about Harlem and Central Park by taking an Audio Walk featuring music and spoken word relevant to each place. The sounds are triggered in real time as you walk through the space. Bring headphones!
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Home: Aamir
US PREMIERE
HOME | Aamir is a 360 verbatim documentary film that follows Aamir, a 22-year-old refugee escaping the threat of murder in Sudan.
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Home: VR Spacewalk
US PREMIERE!
Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this virtual-reality spacewalk inspired by NASA's training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts.
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Honda: Music From Every Angle
In this spot for the new 2016 Honda Civic directed by Ray Tintori, the fresh musical stylings of Moses Sumney are brought to life in a one-of-a-kind VR/360-degree viewing experience.
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I, Philip
US PREMIERE!
I, Philip is a virtual-reality short film that takes you inside the imagination of one of the masters of sci-fi, Philip K. Dick—or more precisely, inside the head of Phil, an android re-creation of the writer.
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Jeff Buckley: Just Like A Woman
This animated video takes you on a journey that you control through a relationship between a man and woman. Set to Jeff Buckley’s stirring rendition of Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman," the video lets you click on a scroll of animated cells to decide the fate of the two—sometimes the woman is alone, sometimes the man is alone, sometimes they are together in love, and sometimes they are together in misery.
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Jenny in the Self-Checkout Line
WORLD PREMIERE!
Jenny in the Self-Checkout Line features a high-stakes confrontation between a six-year-old girl and a malfunctioning automated checkout machine (as observed by director Nick Fox-Gieg at an LA Walmart in 2003).
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Job Simulator
In a world in which robots have replaced all human jobs, Job Simulator uses virtual reality to let you experience what it was once like "to job."
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Late Shift
Late Shift is the world's first cinematic interactive movie, allowing you to make plot-changing decisions on behalf of the protagonist, in real time, while the film keeps running seamlessly.
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Live in Theater
NEW SHOW!
In this award-winning series of interactive murder mysteries, audiences play rookie detectives. Working in small teams, they must try to solve the cases while traveling through the mean streets of New York City.
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Mad God
Mad God is a stop-motion animation of delightfully grotesque characters, straight from the wonderfully twisted mind of Academy Award–winning director Phil Tippett.
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Magic Dance Mirror
The Magic Dance Mirror creates a graphically stylized mirror image of those using it, featuring dynamic animated visuals based on your movement, audio, and social interactions.
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Manor Rivals
Manor Rivals is a thematic role-play deception experience in which players are cast into troubled Gilded Age families seeking to outwit their aristocratic rivals.
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Marketing and Distribution for New Storytelling Mediums
10/8, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Panelists:
Serge Kassardjian (Moderator) - Global Head of Media Apps, Google
Kelly Alfieri - Executive Director, Special Editorial Projects, NYTimes
Anthony Batt - CoFounder, EVP Audience & Marketing, Wevr
Davon Dolan - Associate, Cinetic Media
David Eisenmann - Producer, Google Spotlight Stories
Emilie Joly - Founder & CEO, Apelab
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Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience
Step inside the world of USA Network’s award-winning series Mr. Robot like never before and experience a pivotal moment from Elliot’s past.
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Multisensory Storytelling
10/8, 10:00am-11:00am
Panelists:
Jacob Marshall (Moderator) - CEO & Senior Connector, MORE Partnership[s]
Emilie Baltz - Experiential Artist & Food Technologist, EmilieBaltz.com
David Edwards - Founder, oNotes
Jim Marggraff - CEO & Founder, Eyefluence
Charles Spence - Professor of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
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New Dimensions in Testimony
Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation, New Dimensions in Testimony enables people—now and far into the future—to have a “virtual conversation” with Holocaust survivors. The project integrates advanced filming techniques, specialized display technologies, and next-generation natural language processing to provide a truly unique and intimate experience.
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Nomads: Sea Gypsies
Nomads: Sea Gypsies takes you on a virtual-reality encounter with the Sama-Bajau, people who have lived on the sea along the coasts of Borneo for centuries.
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Notes On Blindness
Notes on Blindness is a six-part interactive documentary using new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics, and virtual reality to explore the cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.
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Old Bones
WORLD PREMIERE!
Old Bones is an immersive, augmented reality, three-act play that borrows from podplays, video walks, and Russian folklore to create an immersive theater-for-one experience that happens throughout the city and in your own apartment.
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Outside Stories
Outside Stories combines augmented reality technology with exquisite corpse style storytelling, where participants experience one line of a story, and then record and upload their own.
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Pearl
Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love—and about finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
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Phallaina
Phallaina is the first scrolling graphic novel, telling the story of a personal transformation, combining cognitive sciences and mythology.
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Please Stand By
Please Stand By is an interactive story told about the recent past, using the body of a vintage 1951 Capehart television and its many controls as an expressive medium. It is fully tactile, inviting exploration and challenging visitors to interpret what they uncover.
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Portals
Portals at Brooklyn's New Lab allows you to come face-to-face with a stranger in a distant, identical Portal and converse live as if in the same room.
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Pressure Chamber: Walk the Tight Rope
Placing you hundreds of feet above the canyon floor in the deserts of Moab, Utah, this VR experience lets you walk the fine line between a majestic view and a disastrous fall.
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Rain or Shine
WORLD PREMIERE!
It's a perfect summer day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step, and Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong? Find out in this short VR film.
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Reeps One: Does Not Exist
"Reeps One: Does Not Exist" drops you into the center of beatbox phenomenon Reeps One’s first virtual reality performance - exploring the latest technology for VR and head-tracked 3D spatial audio, and immersing audiences in a 360-degree convergence of sound and picture.
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Reimagine: Etihad A380
Reimagine is a virtual-reality film starring Nicole Kidman that takes place on board a fictional flight from JFK to Abu Dhabi.
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Reinventing Journalism
10/9, 4:00-5:00
Panelists:
Marcia Stepanek (Moderator) - Professor, Multimedia and Communications, Columbia University
Tom Connors - Senior Director, The Verge
Jason Farkas - Vice President, Premium Content Video, CNN
Mehrshad Mansouri - Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Software and Services, GoPro
Jenna Pirog - Virtual-Reality Editor, The New York Times Magazine
Tim Pool - Founder, Subverse
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Reminder
The Music Video for the Single "Reminder" from the album Moderat III uses gaming aesthetic and VR production tools to create a dystopian musical experience.
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Resistance of Honey
US PREMIERE!
This immersive 360° film lets you step inside the world of Bioni Samp, an urban beekeeper who makes honey—and music—from his bees.
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RIOT
US PREMIERE!
Using facial recognition technology as a navigation device, RIOT takes you on a personalized journey through the fringes of a protest turned riot, in which your emotional responses to the situations you encounter and the characters you meet will determine your fate. RIOT is a prototype of a full experience planned for launch in 2017, combining technical and creative innovation by integrating various software platforms into a receptive storytelling experience in which the player's emotional state is the remote-control for the story.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show
This midnight movie screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live cast and audience participation is unlike any other show in New York City.
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ROOM 2O2
ROOM 2O2 is an interactive game based on head gestures, which places the viewer in the midst of an interrogation.
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S.E.N.S.
WORLD PREMIERE!
Inspired by Marc Antoine Mathieu's book of the same name, S.E.N.S. is the first video game ever to adapt a graphic novel into virtual reality.
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Serve!
On the occasion of the U.S. Open, illustrator Christoph Niemann brought the cover of the Sept. 5, 2016 issue of The New Yorker to life as a 360° animation. The virtual-reality experience places you on the court of a riveting tournament as the tennis ball ricochets from player to player.
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Simon
What’s it like to be Simon, a young man with Cerebral Palsy? You walk with a frame; you don’t have full control over your body; many find it difficult to understand you when you talk. Step into the world of SIMON in this short Virtual Reality film and witness the inspirational steps he takes every single day to combat unintentional, yet isolating judgement.
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Sleep No More
Sleep No More is an immersive adaption of Macbeth, deprived of all spoken dialogue and set primarily in a dimly-lit, 1930s-era establishment called the "McKittrick Hotel."
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SLUMBER: Circus. Dance. Blood.
WORLD PREMIERE!
SLUMBER is a dark, twisted circus that follows a breathtaking girl squad comprised of elite international circus performers and dancers on the last night of their lives. Who lives? Who dies? You decide.
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Social Media: From 140 Characters to 360 Degrees
10/7, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Panelists:
Katherine Oliver (Moderator) - Principal, Bloomberg
Bridge Bogee - Head of Social Media, Getty Images
Karl Lieberman - Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy New York
Ian Schafer - CEO/Founder, Deep Focus
Delaney Simmons - Director of Social Media, WNYC
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Sonar
A drone receives a faint distress call emerging from an unknown asteroid. On its journey to locate the source of the signal, it ventures deep into an ancient labyrinth—a place that holds a secret even darker than space itself. SONAR is a fully immersive, computer­-generated, virtual reality short film that aims to push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling in VR.
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a virtual-reality game that puts players in the heart of a starship as an officer of the Federation—where every decision determines the fate of their ship and crew.
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Stories That Surround You
10/7, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Panelists:
Frank Rose (Moderator) - Senior Fellow, Columbia University School of the Arts
Felix Barrett - Artistic Director, Punchdrunk
Toby Coffey - Head of Digital Development, National Theatre
Carrine Fisher - Executive Producer/Director, Microsoft HoloLens/Actiongram
Beau Lotto - Neuroscientist / Founder & CEO, Ripple & Lab of Misfits
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Teen Wolf: "Lydia and Scott are Trying to Protect You"
Immersing you in the world of MTV's Teen Wolf, this experience uses gaze-activated technology to let you determine if you live or die.
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Temping
Temping, the strange and comic tale of an employee's inner life, is performed for an audience of one by a Windows PC, a corporate phone, a laser printer, and the Microsoft Office Suite. Get ready to work.
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That Dragon, Cancer
That Dragon, Cancer is a poetic and playful interactive retelling of little Joel Green’s four-year fight against cancer, made as a love letter by his father.
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The Ark
Stand eye-to-eye with the most endangered animals on the planet, and meet the global coalition of scientists who are struggling to ensure their survival.
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The City as Set: Immersive Storytelling in New York City
10/9, 11:30am-12:30pm
Panelists:
Kai Falkenberg (Moderator) - First Deputy Commissioner, MOME
Nathan Austin - Cofounder, Sextantworks
Jennifer Blumin - Founder & CEO, Skylight Group
Zach Morris - Co-Director, Third Rail Projects
Ryan Uzilevsky - Director, Light Harvest Studio
Joana Vicente - Executive Director, IFP & Made in NY Media Center
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The Deeper They Bury Me
The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace is an interactive encounter with one of America’s most famous political prisoners—and an indictment of a criminal justice system.
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The Economics of Creating Personalized Experiences at Scale
10/8, 2:30-3:30
Panelists:
Johanna Koljonene (Moderator) - Founding Director, ODYSSÉ
Bjarke Pedersen - Larping Expert & Creative Director, ODYSSÉ
Michael Rau - Director, Wolf 359
Gabriel Rhoads - Co-Founder, BBQ Films
Anya Sapozhnikova - Director, House of Yes
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The Encounter
The Encounter, coming to Broadway this fall, leads you on an epic journey from the intimacy of Simon McBurney’s home in London to deep into the Amazon rainforest.
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The Evolution of Play
10/7, 11:00am-12:00pm
Panelists:
Chris Grant (Moderator) - Editor-in-Chief, Polygon
Sam Barlow - Executive Creative Director, Interlude
Dan Pinchbeck - Creative Director / Studio Head, The Chinese Room
Lance Weiler - Director of Digital Storytelling Lab, Columbia University
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The Fall
The Fall is a short film that combines 3D graphics (cell shading, motion capture, and key frame animation) with hand drawing and rotoscopy to explore traditional drawing in a 360 environment. The story is open to interpretation, but some might see some political undertones.
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The Future of Music 360
The Future of Music is a surreal and gravity-defying 360 mockumentary film that follows Carré Bleu, the originator of electronic music's most recognizable sounds.
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The Future of Reading and Print
10/9, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Panelists:
John Morgan (Moderator) - Senior Producer, Melcher Media
Molly Barton - Co-Founder, Serial Box
Hugh Howey - Author, Wayfinder
Liisa McCloy-Kelley - VP & Director eBook Development and Innovation, Random House
Charles Melcher - Founder & Director, Melcher Media
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The Grand Paradise
The Grand Paradise is an immersive theatrical experience set in a tropical resort during the hazy, liminal years of the late 1970s and early 80s. Guests are invited to explore the resort and beaches, watch a floor show, follow performers into one-on-one encounters, and trade their faded ideals for shiny new illusions.
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The Illuminati Ball
In this theatrical experience, adventurous guests are whisked away to a secluded estate for a lavish dinner, exotic cocktails, and an extraordinary theatrical excursion inspired by the Baroness de Rothschild's infamous surrealist ball. Experience fire performance, opera, aerial acts, esoteric rituals, power struggles, and anthropomorphic escapades as the story unfolds.
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The Quinn Experiments
The Quinn Experiments is a live experience that combines escape-room inspired gamification with a film-like narrative where participants experience total sensory immersion.
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Then / Now
Then/Now is an interactive video in which you are presented with conflicting memories of a relationship and must make choices that influence how the relationship unfolds.
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Then She Fell
Then She Fell is an immersive theater experience combining a hospital ward, the writings of Lewis Carroll, and just 15 audience members per show.
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These Memories Won't Last
Designed as an interactive webcomic, These Memories Won't Last is a personal story about a grandpa who suffers from dementia.
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Through Mowgli's Eyes Part II: Cold Lairs
Experience a clip from the new live-action Disney film The Jungle Book from the perspective of Mowgli. Presented as a Facebook 360 Experience.
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Toilet Stories
WORLD PREMIERE!
Restrooms are hives of storytelling, whispers, and gossip. Using the augmented-reality app Traces, discover creator Sashko Danylenko's artwork and wit in restrooms across Brooklyn, and even contribute your own "toilet stories".
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Toro Bravo
WORLD PREMIERE!
CNNVR’s Toro Bravo is a virtual reality story that follows Spain’s fighting bulls from the meadows where they’re born to the arena where they die a gladiator’s death.
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Two Bit Circus VR Theater
The Two Bit Circus VR Theater, powered by Samsung, allows audiences to enjoy the same VR experiences simultaneously.
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Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt
Go on a whirlwind tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art using the art itself to help you solve a murder mystery. Can you figure out whodunit?
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Waves
Reggie Watts weaves this unpredictable virtual-reality story that is a dream-within-a-dream meta-ride down a comedic, musical rabbit hole.
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We Happy Few
We Happy Few is a first person survival video game that takes place in a procedurally generated 1960s England.
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Women in VR Presents: The Importance of Diverse Voices in Emerging Storytelling Technologies
10/9, 10:00-11:00
Panelists:
Debra Anderson (Moderator)- Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Datavized
Jess Brillhart - Principal Filmmaker, VR, Google
Sandy Cioffi - Creative Director, fearless 360º
Karen Palmer - Artist/Director, IF
Yelena Rachitsky - Creative Producer and Head of Education, Oculus Story Studio
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word.camera
word.camera is an image-to-text narrator: a "camera" that automatically generates poetry from photographs using machine intelligence.
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World Building and Storytelling
10/7, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Panelists:
Johanna Koljonen (Moderator) - Founding Director, ODYSSÉ
Susan Bonds - CEO, 42 Entertainment
Bjarke Pedersen - Larping Expert & Creative Director, ODYSSÉ
Philip Rosedale - CEO & Co-Founder / Creator, High Fidelity / Second Life
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{THE AND} Live Experience
{THE AND} is an Emmy and World Press Photo award winning interactive documentary that explores the dynamics of modern relationships by bringing the viewer into the emotional space of real couples. So far it has reached over 35 million views in 144 countries, gone viral 4 times and#1 trending on Buzzfeed and Reddit.
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FOST SUMMIT

Can't Get Enough of Myself
In advance of the release of her third album, 99¢, Santigold revealed this innovative new interactive video for the song "Can't Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C.)," which uses the camera of your computer or mobile device to incorporate you into the video in real time.
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Cyrano: Alex in Wonderland
Follow the adventures of Alex in Wonderland, an animated short film by Maya Sanbar, made even more entertaining by a scent track from Vapor's Cyrano.
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Façade
In this intense one-act interactive drama powered by artificially intelligent characters, an evening get-together at a couple’s apartment quickly turns ugly as you become entangled in the high-conflict dissolution of their marriage.
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Famous Deaths
Through scent and sound, Famous Deaths re-creates the final moments of two icons just before they died: Whitney Houston and John F. Kennedy.
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Flippaper
With Flippaper, you can draw and actually play your very own pinball machine using only paint markers and a simple sheet of paper.
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Late Shift
Late Shift is the world’ first cinematic interactive movie, allowing you to make plot-changing decisions on behalf of the protagonist, in real time, while the film keepsrunning seamlessly.
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Loop
Loop is a digital, gamelike experience that lets you explore, deconstruct and alter virtual worlds.
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Notes on Blindness
Notes on Blindness is a six-part interactive documentary using new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics, and virtual reality to explore the cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.
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Pearl
Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love—and about finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
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Please Stand By
Please Stand By is an interactive story told about the recent past, using the body of a vintage 1951 Capehart television and its many controls as an expressive medium. It is fully tactile, inviting exploration and challenging visitors to interpret what they uncover.
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Rain or Shine
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It's a perfect summer day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there's a spring in everybody's step, and Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong? Find out in this short VR film.
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S.E.N.S
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Inspired by Marc Antoine Mathieu’s book of the same name, SENS is the first video game ever to adapt a graphic novel into virtual reality.
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Stasis
In STASIS, a man’s battle to save Earth ends up costing him his soul. This VR experience juxtaposes the dread of Asian horror with the look of classic sci-fi in a genre mash-up that will appeal to genre fans while maintaining an accessible interactive mechanic for more general audiences. It is an interactive, episodic narrative of space, technology, and ultimately isolation. It is startling and exciting exploration for VR as a medium, and a journey quite unlike anything else.
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Toro Bravo
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CNNVR’s Toro Bravo is a virtual reality story that follows Spain’s fighting bulls from the meadows where they’re born to the arena where they die a gladiator’s death.
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