What happens when reality and virtual reality intersect? Beyond games, sci-fi and straight up science, how do we code VR in the non-fiction spaces of art, journalism, documentary? What does VR really mean for these realities? What are the limitations and ethics of that code? What does it mean to ‘construct’ reality — to engineer emotions? 18 months after the original (Anti) Manifesto presented during MUTEK_IMG and Doc Circuit Montréal in November 2016, we convene again to read the metrics and assess our progress. Leading designers, creators, theorists and researchers converge in Montréal for a morning of intense debate. In response to the statements made in November 2016, each will bring specific arguments, backed by case studies, images, and data, touching on issues of representation, neuroscience, politics, and power. Participants will attempt to dismantle a series of common assumptions about creating in VR and to inspire new ways of thinking about the medium.
Presented in collaboration with Doc Circuit Montréal (RIDM’s industry event) and in association with VR:RV, a German-Canadian Exchange in Virtual Reality by the Goethe-Institut.
In association with VR:RV - A German-Canadian Exchange in Virtual Reality by the Goethe-Institut.