Tangible and Social: Virtual Reality at Tribeca Immersive

The stereotype of Virtual Reality (VR) is an isolated person sitting alone in a room, their head sealed within a helmet, master of a lonesome utopia. Early efforts at VR often met this cliché — but the “Tribeca Immersive” programming at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) aims to make virtual reality a more tangible and social experience. Tribeca Immersive includes a Virtual Arcade of VR experiences (Apr. 20-28), along with a festival of films shot in 360 degrees. Both are running at the same time at TFF this month (Apr. 18-29), and will give even hardcore VR users an excuse to leave home and experience these site-specific installations at the festival’s headquarters. Continue reading at Downtown Express…

ìobjects in mirror AR closer than they appearî is an interactive new media installation based on the critically-acclaimed theatrical performance THE OBJECT LESSON.
Photo credit: Max Gordon.

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Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City · charlesbattersby.com
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