The highly anticipated VR/AR Global Summit brought the world’s leaders in immersive visual experiences together at Parq casino this weekend.
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The two-day conference had a varied line up of panels, speakers and exhibitors to showcase the variety of uses of virtual reality and augmented reality technology, everything from military training applications to creating public art to augmented cooking classes.
Some notable exhibitors included Luna VR vaccines an immersive experience for children to address the fear of needles at the doctor’s office; Arkave, a free-roaming, multiplayer VR gaming arena; and DreamCraft Attractions, which specializes in VR/AR rides, virtual humans, and full-bore story-driven experiences.
One notable panel was Sound and Music in VR/AR which included Eric Wagliardo, founder and creative director of (Push and) Pull, who recently launched an AR music video for Childish Gambino in partnership with Google and Unity3D.
Another notable panel was Using Immersive Experiences to Tell a Story, which featured
Nancy Baker Cahill, a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality public art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. This panel discussed how the nature of storytelling changes when the audience is able to enter and change the narrative.
Here’s some of what you missed at Vancouver’s biggest day in immersive technology:
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