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A Conversation with Steven Soderbergh
Fri. 10/6, 11:00am–12:00pm
Join Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh in conversation about his career and Mosaic, a new interactive project he is developing for HBO.
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Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon
US PREMIER
Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon is a multisensory VR experience inviting viewers to visit the Munduruku indigenous people and join their struggle.
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Sonaria
WORLD PREMIER
Sonaria is a VR film that follows two ever-changing creatures as they flow from one life-form to another in a vivid journey of sound and light.
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Edible Reflections
US PREMIER
Edible Reflections is an interactive installation in which two strangers meet each other but also themselves.
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The Cloud Machine
US PREMIER
The Cloud Machine is a large-scale installation containing an audience-generated cloud that speaks and behaves in particular ways, depending on the spectators’ mental state.
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Alice, The Virtual Reality Play
US PREMIER
Alice, The Virtual Reality Play is a complete VR experience that immerses viewers into a virtual scene and allows them to interact physically in real time with characters and objects.
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Inside Manus
US PREMIER
Behind the razor-wire of the Manus Island immigration detention center, experience the heartbreaking stories of three refugees who came to Australia seeking asylum.
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SUBPAC 'Physical Audio' for the Deaf and Hearing
WORLD PREMIER
UK electronic music pioneer Darin McFadyen plays the first-ever DJ set made for the deaf community and people who hear—made possible by the inclusive SUBPAC Physical Audio technology.
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Peroration 6
WORLD PREMIER
Set in the middle of the iconic Utah desert, this mesmerizing 4D live music performance takes you on an incredible journey, unleashing both natural and supernatural elements.
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Holojam in Wonderland
WORLD PREMIER
Holojam in Wonderland is the first multi-audience, multi-performer, live-action theatrical performance completely in virtual reality.
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New Dimensions in Testimony
WORLD PREMIER
New Dimensions in Testimony is an interactive platform that allows future generations the opportunity to interact with Holocaust survivors through a virtual conversation.
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RIOT 2.0
WORLD PREMIER
RIOT 2.0 is a live-action film with 3D sound that uses facial recognition and AI technology to change the film’s narrative based on participant’s emotional responses.
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Blind Vaysha VR
US PREMIER
This short VR film tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with a left eye that sees only the past and a right eye that sees only the future—a curse that prevents her from inhabiting the present.
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NPR Music’s Bob Boilen presents an evening with musician John Paul White
Fri. 10/6, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Watch and listen as All Songs Considered host and Tiny Desk Concert creator Bob Boilen chats with John Paul White about songs that changed their lives.
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Bus Roots VRV
WORLD PREMIER
Bus Roots VRV is an eco-mobile creative studio that reimagines a greener future for our cities and playgrounds.
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OurSpace
US PREMIER
OurSpace is a participatory performance guided by an artificial chatbot, zooming in on the virtual and the physical space between people and their online and offline identities.
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SUBPAC Sound Meditation
WORLD PREMIER
UK electronic music pioneer DJ FreQ Nasty leads an immersive musical journey using SUBPAC physical audio units to create a sense of tranquility, connectedness, and well-being.
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Move Studios
WORLD PREMIER
Enter a space where unfettered movement takes you in unexpected directions. Built of dance, basketball, and you.
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Mr. Robot Daily Five/Nine Alexa Skill
WORLD PREMIER
The Daily Five/Nine Alexa Skill is an interactive game that was inspired by the appearance of the Amazon Alexa on USA Network’s Golden Globe– and Emmy-winning series Mr. Robot.
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Magic Paint Mirror
WORLD PREMIER
The Magic Paint Mirror is a device-free augmented reality experience that tracks a user’s body and, in a reflective projection, allows them to draw and paint with their hands.
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Harold Halibut
US PREMIER
Harold Halibut is a modern adventure game using stop-motion, exploration, story, and humor to tell the story of life on a spaceship stuck undersea.
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Ko'Ko's Curse
WORLD PREMIER
Narrated by Peter Coyote, Ko’Ko's Curse is an augmented reality tale in which the user must find and replace Ko'Ko the owl's stolen feather, thereby saving world's seeds and plants.
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Forest
WORLD PREMIER
Forest is an experiment in mixed reality where you design a forest-like landscape from above and scan it to allow people to experience it as a shared 3D virtual world.
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Free The Night
WORLD PREMIER
This awe-inspiring VR experience reveals the unobstructed night sky that sadly has been erased in many places unchecked commercial growth.
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Starship Commander
WORLD PREMIER
Starship Commander is a virtual reality game driven by human speech that puts you in command of a secretive mission in which your decisions have deadly consequences.
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Monsters Bounty
WORLD PREMIER
Monster's Bounty is an asymmetrical VR multiplayer game that pits players against a gigantic clawed sea monster in an attempt to steal the world's finest treasure.
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Flock 2
WORLD PREMIER
Become a bird and flock together in shared, physically co-located VR.
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Treehugger: Wawona
Treehugger reveals the secret life of the giant sequoia and never seen inner workings of the world’s largest tree, uniquely illustrating the sequoia’s immense scale.
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Popstars
PopStars is a lickable popsicle orchestra that uses food and technology to trigger MIDI signals for use in live, electronic music performance.
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If I Ride VR
If I Ride combines the joy and tactility of hands-on creation with the digital wonder of virtual reality by letting you ride a bike through a VR environment you make yourself.
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Suite 1742: A Virtual Bed-In Experience
Suite 1742 is a virtual experience in which the audience relives John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 bed-in for peace at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.
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Future of VR
Fri. 10/6, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Hear from creators, funders, and studios in the VR field to find out what the next few years have in store for this emerging medium.
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Neon Knights
Neon Knights is a two-player cooperative augmented reality music game that uses two Microsoft Hololens headsets to detect and track the players’ location in the room.
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The Mp3 Experiment
The Mp3 Experiment is a participatory audio adventure where attendees download an audio file and listen to synchronized secret instructions via headphones. Click Here for Details on Participation
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Dryads
Dryads is an interactive music installation inspired by the spirits of the forest.
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Rickmobile
Rickmobile is a mobile pop-up shop and photo opp bringing Rick and Morty goodness to fans across the country.
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Royal Shakespeare Company's Capture Demo
This performance-capture demo showcases some of the technology from the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2016 production of The Tempest, made in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios.
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Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a VR game based on the spectacularly successful Adult Swim series Rick and Morty.
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Sessions: Legion Mixed Reality Experience
Transport yourself into the headspace of Legion’s David Haller and interact with his world in this immersive mixed reality experience powered by Microsoft HoloLens.
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8i - Holo with ARKit
Holo with ARKit is the first app puts personalities you love in your pocket to unlock an entirely new way to tell stories in AR.
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The Dream Collector
US PREMIER
Discover what happens to our abandoned dreams in The Dream Collector, a VR film that follows the story of an old man and his dog, who collect broken dreams and try to fix them.
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FoST Scavenger Hunt Quest
WORLD PREMIER
Embark on a short scavenger hunt through the FoST Festival campus, searching for fun clues that reveal interesting details about items and locations throughout the venue.
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Office Hours
WORLD PREMIER
Office Hours enables you to play a story with your voice using interactive audio technology to simulate a phone call that quickly goes awry. You must navigate the story by speaking aloud.
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BotStory
WORLD PREMIER
BotStory offers a chatbot that inspires you to write a collaborative short story through a social story game.
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Creative Frontiers in AI
Sat. 10/7, 11:00am–12:00pm
Come meet some of the creators, storytellers, musicians, and engineers, who are working alongside their AI counterparts to see how man and machine can create together.
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AR Travelers
US PREMIER
AR Travelers is a networked multiplayer AR game in which players must communicate and synchronize to prevent an invading alien force from entering our world.
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White Noise
WORLD PREMIER
White Noise is a mixed reality installation exploring story-driven data visualizations through the lens of climate change.
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Smellwalk: Staten Island
WORLD PREMIER
Smellwalk: Staten Island is part of a long-term NYC Smellmapping project during which you divert your normal sensory order to collect information through your nose.
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WebAR Experiment
US PREMIER
This WebAR experiment uses the very latest markerless tracking technology and was designed exclusively for FoST 2017 to show the creative potential of this new technology.
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So Let Us Melt
WORLD PREMIER
Discover the legend of 98, the lost Custodian, in this fairy tale VR adventure.
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AR Museum
US PREMIER
With the AR Museum app, you can use AR to interact with a painting, changing colors and shapes to create your own masterpiece.
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Sea Prayer
US PREMIER
Acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini wrote Sea Prayer to commemorate the second anniversary of the tragic death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Greece in 2015.
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Manifest 99
US PREMIER
Manifest 99 is an ominous and eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife, exploring scale, perspective, and personal connection unlike any other VR experience.
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Project Blossom
WORLD PREMIER
Blossom is a low-cost social companion for kids on the autism spectrum that is powered by machine learning to react to YouTube content.
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Trafficked
US PREMIER
Trafficked is an animated VR experience based on interviews conducted with “Maria,” a woman who spent eight years in captivity after being taken from her home in Nicaragua to work as a prostitute in Mexico.
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Transmission
US PREMIER
Transmission is an immersive, mixed reality theater production that tells the story of two brilliant sisters selected to join a mission to meet our celestial neighbors.
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Spoons
US PREMIER
SPOONS is an interactive experience in virtual reality set in the surrealistic pop world of illustrator Nicolas Barrome.
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The Boy and the Lemon
US PREMIER
The Boy and the Lemon is a delightful augmented and virtual reality adaptation of a children's story about luck and teaching life’s most magical lesson: how to be lucky.
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In My Shoes: Intimacy
US PREMIER
In My Shoes: Intimacy is a 360 experience for two people that explores the power of human connection.
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Silicon Valley: Hacker Hostel VR First Look
US PREMIER
Fall into the world of Silicon Valley and play around like one of the Pied Piper guys in this jam-packed VR experience.
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The Last Goodbye
In The Last Goodbye, powerful testimony of the tragedy of the Holocaust is preserved for the first time in poignant, room-scale VR.
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ASTEROIDS!
A Sundance Film Festival 2017 Selection, ASTEROIDS! follows aliens Mac and Cheez as they embark on a dangerous space mission.
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The Traveling Poetry Emporium
Come get an original poems-to-order, composed on the spot and typed on an antique typewriter.
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The Story of Lightning & Thunder
The Story of Lightning & Thunder is an adaptation of a Nigerian children’s story explored through two different types of immersive experiences rooted in time.
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Life of Us
Breathe fire, swim underwater, survive the Ice Age, and soar over volcanos as you evolve through different creatures and a billion years of evolution in this action packed, multiperson VR adventure.
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Tree
Tree, a haptically-enhanced virtual reality experience, transforms participants into a tree in the rain forest, allowing them to experience the tree's life from a seedling to its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand.
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Gorillaz' Saturnz Barz
Gorillaz' four animated band members explore both a haunted house and outer space in this truly one-of-a-kind VR experience.
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Cosmic Top Secret
Cosmic Top Secret is an award-winning documentary game and adventure that follows T, a girl who wants to find out what her dad did for Danish Intelligence during the Cold War.
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Shifter
Someone just tried to kill you and frame you for murder. Shifter lets you become any animal that’s ever existed to unravel the mystery!
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Killbox
Killbox is a two-person, interactive computer game exploring the complexities and consequences of drone warfare.
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Inside Out Tracking Experiment
Apple has created the foundations for Inside Out Tracking VR experiences using just a phone, which makes it significantly more affordable than the not-yet-released Inside Out HMD's.
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The Boy with His Head Stuck in a Book
The Boy with His Head Stuck in a Book is an AR-enabled interactive digital pop-up book created to inspire a love of reading.
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The Drummer
In this short VR documentary, Jesus, a drummer who busks in New York's Union Square,talks about who he is and why he is there.
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Seat 14C
Seat 14C is an online science fiction anthology that transports readers 20 years into the future with the help of the world’s leading sci-fi writers.
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The Compound Camera
The Compound Camera is an inflatable installation that stitches together hundreds of perspectives onto a single panoramic view, allowing visitors to view the world as a fly would.
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Sent
Sent uses VR to tell the story of an emoji trying to save a relationship between a boy and a girl.
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Laser Hands Augmented Reality Wall
Using revolutionary augmented reality technology and depth cameras, the Laser Hands Augmented Reality Wall allows users to take on one of the ultimate superpowers: laser hands!
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Lala
WORLD PREMIER
Lala is a VR experience featuring Holocaust survivor Roman Kent's story about his beloved childhood dog Lala, who was with him in the Lodz Ghetto.
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Shinola Detroit's Virtual Reality Tour with Luke Wilson
Actor Luke Wilson leads an eccentric and amusingly clumsy tour of Shinola’s Detroit factory and offices in this 360° video.
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Look But With Love: A Story of Women (Episode One)
Look But With Love is a VR documentary series about the extraordinary people of Pakistan who are changing the socio-political landscape of their communities through causes they are deeply passionate about.
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SlushPolis Story
Using mixed reality, Slushpolis Story tells the story of three residents of Slushpolis, an imagined city of the future.
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One Small Act
One Small Act takes you along on the journey of a child whose world has been torn apart by conflict. See the powerful impact small acts of kindness have on the life of one girl.
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On Stage: Major Lazer
On Stage is Hulu and Live Nation's VR music docu-series that takes a dive into the creative process of an artist’s live music experience.
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Specdrum
Specdrums are app-connected rings that turn color into sound, making the entire world around you your own personal sound machine.
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Razorlegs
Razorlegs is a sci-fi anthology featuring augmented reality art, animation, and sound design.
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Paper Doll Origami
Paper Doll Origami is a two-user, two-room interactive, mixed-media VR experience exploring the relationship dynamic of “superior,” “inferior,” and “equal.”
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Step to the Line
Step to the Line takes you inside a maximum-security prison and provides a new perspective on prisoners, the system, and yourself.
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Still Life
Still Life is a short larp about relationships and their inherent instability due to forces beyond our control.
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Prosthetic Reality
Prosthetic Reality is an augmented reality art book featuring 45 artists from around the world.
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Solace
Solace is an interactive animated film based on science fiction writer Jeff Noon's story about a future in which marketing and addiction are disturbingly intertwined.
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Notes To My Father
Notes to My Father is a VR experience that uses a mix of verbatim theater and documentary storytelling techniques to tell a story of love, grief, and reconciliation between a survivor of trafficking and her father.
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Mindshow
Mindshow lets anyone with a VR headset create animated movies in VR using their own bodies, voices, and imaginations.
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Microsoft Power BI
See how Power BI can be used to create interactive data stories, like the evolution of Artificial Intelligence, using the new Timeline Storyteller custom visual.
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The Adventure Suit
The Adventure Suit is an interactive story book that transports you into the imagination of an intrepid young explorer and his search for treasure.
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Miyubi
Experience love, and your inevitable obsolescence, in the body of a Japanese toy robot in 1982 suburban America.
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Modern Polaxis
Modern Polaxis is the secret augmented reality journal of a paranoid time traveler.
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NO APOLOGIES
No Apologies takes you on the ground to one of the most memorable events in US history in a first-person 360 experience.
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Netflix Branching Narratives
Watch two examples of Netflix’s new branching narrative format that allows kids to "choose their own adventure": Puss in Book and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.
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Priya's Mirror
Priya's Mirror uses augmented reality to tell the story of Priya, a rape survivor and modern-day superhero, as she joins forces with acid attack survivors to take on the demon king Ahankar.
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Scary Cabin
Scary Cabin by MashUp Machine introduces a new entertainment experience, where budding creators collaborate with a learning AI to make quirky animated horror movies.
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Hooke Audio
Hooke Audio designs and builds smartphone-compatible Bluetooth binaural microphones and is the go-to 3D audio platform for storytellers.
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Datavized
Datavized is building a smart way to experience smart cities that works everywhere, for everyone. It combines the immersive power of virtual reality with the seamless delivery of the mobile web.
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Dear Angelica
Painted entirely by hand, Dear Angelica is a VR film, starring Geena Davis and Mae Whitman, that plays out as a series of memories unfolding around the viewer.
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Ultrahaptics
Ultrahaptics provides the feeling of touch using ultrasound waves sent to bare skin, enabling users to feel shapes, textures, and other sensations without needing to wear gloves or hold controllers.
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Underworld
Underworld is a VR experience that reveals the hidden, subterranean world of London’s vast network of Victorian sewers.
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Undone
Undone is a VR short film adaptation of an art performance about Muslim women.
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Delila's Gift
Delila's Gift, created with Tilt Brush, tells the story of a sea creature named Delila and her struggle to understand belonging, ownership, fear, othering, and the darkness surrounding her.
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DreamDate VR
DreamDate VR is a speculative tutorial that combines virtual and physical interaction to explore how intimacy and desire can occur in an isolated environment.
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Faster Than Light
With all the idealism of the original Star Trek and the grit and immediacy of Gravity and The Martian, the story of humanity's first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes flight in the augmented reality adventure.
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Fighting Fire with Fire
GE debunks the idiom that “you can't fight fire with fire,” using the sound of fire to extinguish flames on a professional stuntman.
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This is Our Future
Step into an immersive virtual reality art experience as you journey through gallery spaces and engage with poetic sculptures that communicate information about overfishing.
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Fall in Love
Fall in Love is a groundbreaking combination of VR, NLP, and facial recognition AI that results in an authentic emotional connection meant to simulate the experience of falling in love.
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Implikit
Implikit is a speculative technology that unpicks narratives of biopolitics and structural bias shaping emerging technology.
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Untethered
Untethered is a quirky, episodic VR series mixing comics and radio drama into a videogame.
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Virtual Virtual Reality
Winner of Google Play Awards Best VR Experience, Virtual Virtual Reality is a three-hour narrative game about VR, AI, and our sci-fi fever dreams: both a love letter to and satire about the VR industry.
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Anomaly 2: The Rubicon
Anomaly 2: The Rubicon is a futuristic epic of adventure, discovery, and what it means to be human in a world dominated by technology and bureaucracy.
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Wish I Were Here
Wish I Were Here is a virtual reality installation that invites you to get lost inside the surreal and depersonalized space of a digital mind.
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Anomaly 1
Disgraced Enforcer Jon and his crew are marooned on Anomaly, where technology doesn’t work and the landscape and creatures are as lethal as they look. Join the adventure to reclaim our humanity and save a world!
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After Solitary
After Solitary is a groundbreaking virtual reality experience that places the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world: solitary confinement.
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Zero Days VR
Zero Days VR tells the true story of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus hatched during a clandestine mission by the United States and Israel to sabotage an Iranian nuclear facility.
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Be The Bee - A Hive to Table Experience
Be the Bee uses VR to tell the story of a honey bee and its honey–from a hardworking hive all the way to the kitchen table.
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Behind the Fence
Behind the Fence provides a look inside Myanmar's modern-day concentration camp created to contain the minority Rohingya Muslims, who are arguably the most persecuted people on Earth.
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W Magazine September Issue
The W magazine September 2017 collector’s issue comes to life with a 3D “talking” cover and series of interactive features.
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Broken Night
Broken Night is a VR film that explores a woman's unreliable memories of an intense trauma; viewers must search for the truth as her narrative shifts with their gaze.
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BLINDFOLD
Blindfold is an impactful interactive VR experience that uses innovative game design to draw attention to the human rights violations against journalists.
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Between Worlds
In this augmented reality tale, Mayberry and Marshall find the impossible Wishing Tree and awaken in the fantastic world of Nith, where the magic and danger is very, very real.
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The Space We Hold
The Space We Hold is a direct provocation to bear witness to the testimonies of three of the oldest living survivors of militarized sexual violence in the world today.
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Earplay Demo
With Earplay, you can play stories with your voice. The Demo of this new interactive audio platform enables you to make choices that affect how the story unfolds.
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The Infinite Art Gallery
In this immersive VR experience, the viewer "walks" down an infinite gallery viewing artworks on the walls around them.
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Ghost Court
Ghost Court is a ridiculous party game for 6 or more players about ghosts and the people who sue them.
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The Invisible Walls of Occupation
The Invisible Walls of the Occupation takes viewers on a virtual tour of the village of Burqah, illustrating various aspects of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation.
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Group Date
Group Date is a larp about two people (portrayed by 4-10 players) going on their first dates after being matched by computer algorithm.
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The Secret Treasure of Tahka Paka
The Secret Treasure of Tahka Paka is an AR-enabled adventure story for kids written by Carl Reiner.
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The Parksville Murders, Episode 1
Parksville Murders is the world's first opera written specifically for virtual reality.
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The Future of Interactions
Quantum Interface has invented the next generation of how we will interact with real and virtual objects, and their attributes, based on changes of motion and the physics of how interactions happen in the natural world.
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Hue
Hue is an immersive and visually driven interactive film about a man who has lost the ability to see color.
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The Johnny Cash Project
FoST CLASSIC
The Johnny Cash Project is a crowd-sourced communal living portrait of Johnny Cash.
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Pearl
FoST CLASSIC
Emmy award winning and Oscar-nominated, Pearl, is a 360 VR story that follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams.
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Phallaina
FoST CLASSIC
Phallaina is the first scrolling graphic novel, telling a story of personal transformation while combining cognitive science and mythology.
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Home: VR Spacewalk
FoST CLASSIC
Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this award-winning VR spacewalk inspired by NASA’s training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts.
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Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel
FoST CLASSIC
Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel lets you 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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PRY
FoST CLASSIC
Pry is an app novella that combines cinema, gaming, and reading to reimagine how we can touch, close, and pry into a story.
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Home: VR Spacewalk
FoST CLASSIC
Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this award-winning VR spacewalk inspired by NASA’s training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts.
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Her Story
FoST CLASSIC
In Her Story, players search through a database of police interviews with one woman and must piece together her story.
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Possibilia
FoST CLASSIC
Possibilia is an interactive love story film starring Alex Karpovsky and Zoe Jarman as a young couple contemplating breaking up—a decision that could yield an infinite number of possible outcomes.
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Notes On Blindness
FoST CLASSIC
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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Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience
FoST CLASSIC
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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Tilt Brush
FoST CLASSIC
Tilt Brush is a virtual reality tool that allows artists, dreamers, and doodlers to create artworks in room-scale three-dimensional space.
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FRU
FoST CLASSIC
FRU is a puzzle game that features an innovative use of Microsoft Kinect, in which your silhouette becomes a “portal” between two worlds.
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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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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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When Truth Becomes Fiction and Fiction Becomes Truth
Sat. 10/7, 2:00pm–3:00pm
This panel will explore how content creators can reveal true stories and break free of biases.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sky Guide
Sky Guide is an app that transforms your iPhone or iPad into an astronomical window to sky, helping you locate stars, planets, and constellations.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Splitter Critters
Split worlds and save critters.
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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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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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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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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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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 Machines AR
Battle Your Friends in AR
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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USA Network presents: Mr. Robot Season 3 Premiere Screening and Discussion with Creator
Sat. 10/7, 3:30pm–5:00pm
Join us for a special advance screening of the Season 3 premiere episode of Mr. Robot, followed by a conversation and Q&A with show creator Sam Esmail.
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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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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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Experiential Marketing, Branding with Immersive Storytelling
Sat. 10/7, 12:30pm–1:30pm
This conversation will explore how companies are investing in immersive storytelling techniques that allow consumers to forge meaningful and lasting bonds with brands.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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All the World Is a Stage
Sun. 10/8, 11:00am–12:00pm
The most effective experiences take the audience out of their seats and put them at the center of the action. In this discussion, panelists will share how they create immersive, multisensory experiences.
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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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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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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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Choosatron
The Choosatron is an interactive fiction story printer, blending digital and analogue storytelling.
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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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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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CARROT Weather
CARROT Weather is a crazy-powerful weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts.
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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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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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Redefining Identity through the Lens of the Media
Fri. 10/6, 1230pm–1:30pm
Hear from the creators on the front lines who are thinking about how to use media to reshape our view of identity.
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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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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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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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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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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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Sensing Reality
Sun. 10/8, 2:00pm–3:00pm
We perceive the world through the sum of our senses, happens when we add technology to the equation? Come hear from technologists, neuroscientists, and artists working in this fascinating field.
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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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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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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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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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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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IKEA Place
Built on Apple’s ARKit technology, IKEA Place allows users to confidently experience, experiment and share how good design transforms a space.
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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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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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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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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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Holokit
HoloKit is an open source cardboard version of the HoloLens, making the high-tech contemporary creative medium of mixed reality exceedingly more accessible.
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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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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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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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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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My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR
For the first time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is brought to life in the real world, with a stunning AUGMENTED REALITY experience.
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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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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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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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Living Stories: Augmented Narratives
Sun. 10/8, 12:30pm–1:30pm
The next 12 months will see a massive growth in the AR world. Come meet some of the creators and producers who are on the forefront of AR, and hear from them about the opportunities and challenges of this new platform.
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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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FOST SUMMIT 2016

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
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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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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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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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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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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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.
LEARN MORE

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.
LEARN MORE

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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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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S.E.N.S
WORLD PREMIERE!
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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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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