Six Immersive Highlights from the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

Online and in person, this year's reality-enhancing projects and events

The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival (online and in-person from 9-20 June) incorporates the annual event’s most dynamic immersive division to date. This slate of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (XR) projects populates three verticals: the Storyscapes competitive category on location at Spring Studios, Outdoor and Interactive Experiences in and around NYC, as well as the Virtual Arcade which can be accessed from home with an HTC …

L’Rain on Collaborating with Reese Donohue for New Museum’s XR Showcase

As part of the Tribeca Film Festival, ONX Studio showcases immersive works

On now as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, ONX Studio—part accelerator, part workspace and part gallery, powered by NEW INC and Onassis USA—presents its inaugural showcase at the New Museum, where visitors can experience extended reality works by some of NYC’s most talented artists working in the XR realm. The museum’s deputy director and co-founder of NEW INC, Karen Wong explains, “ONX Studio is a …

Smriti Keshari + Eric Schlosser’s 59-Minute Immersive Multimedia Experience, “the bomb”

An experimental film that warns of impending doom from the more than 13,000 nuclear warheads globally

the bomb—created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser—debuted in 2016, on the final night of the Tribeca Film Festival. The audience, standing huddled, watched as electronic band The Acid performed an album-length sonic experiment over a 360-degree visual accompaniment: archival footage and apocalyptic (yet informative) animations about nuclear weapons. Then it toured other festivals—the Berlin Film Festival, Glastonbury—and eventually appeared online for at-home viewers. Now, …