Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Toronto's esports stadium, a Central Saint Martins collaboration, mixed reality developments and more in our look around the web

Art Basel Debuts Free Spring Digital Film Program Commencing with South Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s dialogue-free (but meticulously sound-designed) short film, The Ways of Folding Space & Flying, Art Basel’s 2021 digital film program presents free online screenings selected by Art Basel Film sector curator Li Zhenhua. This short, which explores Taoist philosophical concepts, premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Other films in …

Microsoft Mesh’s Virtual Advancements in Mixed Reality

“It all felt like a Microsoft Teams meeting set in the future,” The Verge Senior Editor Tom Warren says of his experience inside the Microsoft Mesh collaborative platform—a mixed-reality space, which he accessed via the HoloLens 2 headset, that allows for shared virtual experiences. It’s Microsoft’s intention to achieve “holoportation” (where people appear as a digital form of themselves), but right now users arrive as …

New Museum’s NEW INC + Ruinart’s “Forever First” Mixed Reality Pop-Up

Navigate the fragility of nature through virtual and augmented reality projects open to the public

Set in New Museum‘s often-private and appropriately named Sky Room, the art institution’s incubation unit, NEW INC, presents two virtual reality artworks with historic Champagne house Ruinart. The limited run, open-to-the-public exhibition, Forever First, debuts the augmented reality experience “Dawn Chorus,” by current NEW INC member Reese Donohue, who collaborated with artist Sarah Meyohas. In conjunction, the exhibit features the award-winning virtual reality project “Tree,” by NEW INC …