PRESENTATIONS | XR landscapes
Extended Reality (XR) projects take on many forms, but the instilled magic is the same – transportative experiences that immerse the viewer into a worldbuilding journey that alters one’s connection to their surroundings. Fitting with the Forum’s objective to investigate the relationship between technology, culture and the ecological crisis, this panel showcases three XR projects that intersect with themes of climate and ecology.
American-Canadian media artist Chris Salter will present his multisensorial project ANIMATE, which transforms a Canadian climate-fiction short story into an immersive performance combining live theatre, radio play and installation using Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D spatial audio. In a similar vein, Winslow Porter will showcase Forager, a fungi XR experience developed with cutting-edge 3D scanning hardware and software to showcase the complete life-cycle of mushrooms: spores, mycelium, fruiting body, and the inevitable decay. Bringing us underwater, multimedia artist Olivia Mc Gilchrist will showcase her Virtual ISLANDs project, which explores the relationship between the experience of virtual immersion and the physicality of being submerged as a postcolonial stance within VR-making practice.
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