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Studio Visit: Digital Artist Yang Yongliang
by Alessandro De Toni A few meters from the Bund—the iconic promenade in Shanghai that offers a picture postcard view of booming urban China—an Art Deco building raised in 1931 hosts a cluster of creative studios. Here, digital artist Yang Yongliang...
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Interactive Highlights at the Tribeca Film Festival's Virtual Arcade
Around the world, film festivals have become champions for augmented and virtual reality breakthroughs. From Venice to Sundance, dedicated programs unveil the medium's latest technological and narrative developments. Once again, the curators of the...
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Sundance Film Festival 2018: New Frontier Immersive Works
With more than two dozen virtual and augmented reality projects, as well as exhibitions and more traditionally formatted filmic work, New Frontier commenced last week at this year's Sundance Film Festival. In its 12th annual iteration, New Frontier...
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Día De Los Muertos "Dance With The Dead" Interactive Installation
The boundless artistry encompassing Día De Los Muertos manifests in so many magnificent ways. Artist management agency Bernstein & Andriulli (B&A) not only understands this, they sought to present the most future-forward display of it by way of...
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Over 100,000 Rose Petals Comprise Sarah Meyohas' "Cloud of Petals" Exhibition
To simply address the scope of Sarah Meyohas' first large-scale exhibition misses the point. There is, of course, the multi-sensory and multimedia components: a signature scent in the air, sculptures, a photograph, a film and virtual reality experiences...
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Venice Film Festival Introduces a Virtual Reality Competition
It comes as no surprise to learn of the continued artistic application of virtual reality. And to witness film festivals like Sundance or Tribeca embracing the technologically-driven storytelling medium only makes sense. But when one hears that a more...
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Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Highlights
In its 16th year, NYC's Tribeca Film Festival now comprises thousands of screenings, multiple venues, cross-disciplinary works and so much more to be excited about—whether or not cinema is your primary passion. What began as an attempt to revitalize...
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Sundance Film Festival 2017: New Frontier
It's once again time for many to descend upon Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, this year running 19-29 January. As the largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance continues to dazzle with its quality of content and creative...
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Jaguar I-PACE Electric Performance SUV Concept
Jaguar, never shy about launching its vehicles, debuted the I-PACE, their first electric model, in an elaborate live VR and video experience with 66 people participating in LA and London. The production version of the performance SUV concept will be...
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The Virtual Reality Works of United Nations Creative Director, Gabo Arora
One might not be aware of the fact that the United Nations has a Creative Director. And yet, Gabo Arora, the first person to hold such a title, is doing everything in his power to change that. From immersive, film-festival quality content to a dedicated...
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Technological Immersion During New York Fashion Week
Anyone keeping an eye on NYFW by way of hashtags and trending topics saw two reactions to Alexander Wang's collaborative carnival with adidas this past weekend: disappointment over the spectacle the whole week itself has become, versus excitement over...
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Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST 2016 Programming
Now in its fourth year in LA, the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST once again offers an outlet for independent artists across many mediums—and for audiences craving acclaimed cinematic programming. For those who can't make it to Park City, Utah...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Depressing News About Alcohol Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in "Addiction." More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already...
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Jillian Mayer's "Day Off" at David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Virtual reality might be the next greatest step in storytelling but artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer already observes something askew—a separation of person and environment that has very comical implications. In her latest gallery exhibition, "Day...
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Hands-On With Google Tilt Brush At Pioneer Works
One doesn't need to be a painter (or even have that much hand-eye coordination) to enjoy the wonders of Google's new Tilt Brush virtual reality app. Working in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR set (powered by the Steam VR platform), Tilt Brush...
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Make Your Phone a Virtual Reality Viewer With Dodocase's SMARTvr
Now crowdfunding on Indigogo, Dodocase's SMARTvr is an affordable way to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewer. Working with virtual reality mobile apps available from Google Play (this device is Google certified) or the Apple Store...
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Ryan Hemsworth feat. Kotomi: Surrounded
In the music video for electronic dance track "Surrounded," Ryan Hemsworth dons a spandex motion-capture suit, an Oculus Rift Gear VR and performs in an imagined world. Though he's jamming out alone in "real life," vocalist Kotomi and a bandmate support...
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