Immersive Highlights from the 2022 Tribeca Festival

Three industry-changing projects and further insight from curator Ana Brzezińska

Formerly known as the Tribeca Film Festival—though revised before last year’s playful 20th anniversary rebrand to reflect the fact that it includes talks, games, immersive content, TV, cinema and more—the illustrious Tribeca Festival will welcome guests 8-19 June this year. Its arrival causes much to be excited about including free outdoor screenings at Brookfield Place, thoughtful Juneteenth programming and, our annual favorite, the Tribeca Immerisve division …

TED 2022: Entering the TED Metaverse with Particle Ink

Transmedia storytelling company Kaleidoco's immersive augmented reality introduction

Welcoming in-person attendees for the first time since 2019, the idea-rich and action-oriented TED conference commenced its main stage programming this weekend with an unexpected request: Whitney Pennington Rodgers, the current affairs curator at TED, asked guests to lift up provided iPads and point them toward the stage. As the venue lights dimmed, a joyful spectacle burst forth that blended projection mapping, live performance and—as seen through …

Sundance Film Festival 2022: Five New Frontier Highlights

Projects and performances that comprise the pioneering VR, AR and immersive program

From a virtual spaceship floating high above planet Earth is where (avatars of) attendees of Sundance 2022 will once again enter New Frontier—the film festival’s pioneering program of virtual, augmented and immersive works. Until roughly a week ago, programmers, volunteers and many ticket-holders planned to be on location in Park City, Utah, where New Frontier intended to construct a “Biodigital Bridge” that allowed passersby of their physical hub …