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 …

Step Into Art Duo Semiconductor’s “Recreation” of the Big Bang

At this year’s Brighton Festival, art duo Semiconductor (aka Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) presents “Halo,” a multi-sensory work that immerses visitors in a recreation of the Big Bang. Jarman and Gerhardt transformed data from subatomic particle collisions at Switzerland’s Cern (where they work as artists) into a 360-degree enclosure of 384 vertical wires aswirl with pulsing lights, coupled with industrial sound effects. It’s a …

Light Artist Anthony James To Transform London’s Oxford Street with 33 Million LED Light Installation

From 12 to 26 April, contemporary artist Anthony James will present the powerful public artwork “Constellations” on the exterior of the Flannels flagship store along London’s Oxford Street. The momentous three-story work incorporates 33 million LED lights within 36 8K digital canvases, which will morph into mesmerizing patterns. Presented by Opera Gallery and curated by W1 Curates, the massive installation is actually comprised of “multiple …