After a first successful edition last fall, MUTEK convenes a second edition of the VR Salon this spring, in order to continue to explore the multiple artistic, technologic and industry issues involved in the development of Virtual Reality.
Developed in collaboration with VR Valley Network Montréal and presented in collaboration with the Phi Centre, the VR Salon #2 will take place on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31, just before the MUTEK festival.
This new edition of the VR Salon will focus on Virtual Reality applications in creative contexts and will shed light on innovative projects in the arts, cinema, documentary, video games, marketing, journalism, and others sectors in culture, media and entertainment.
The program includes roundtables, presentations, panels and networking activities, and will also feature a creative workshop and a VR Exhibition open to the public.
Presale VR Salon passes are available here.
Join the Facebook event here.
Here is an overview of the VR Salon #2 activities, all of which take place at the Phi Centre. Please note that they will take place in English.
MONDAY MAY 30 | 1PM – 5:30PM
The first day of the VR Salon will offer two round tables: one concerned with the role of institutions in their support of creation, production and distribution of Virtual Reality works, and the other one focusing on the narrative challenges of Mixed and Virtual Reality creation, presenting the results of the NFB XP workshop.
1PM-3:30PM : Round table on the ecosystem of Virtual Reality creation
3:45PM-5:15PM : Round table on the narrative and conceptual challenges in Virtual Reality
5:15PM-7PM : Networking and demos
TUESDAY MAY 31 | 9AM – 5:30PM +++ COCKTAIL & VR EXHIBITION OPENING UNTIL 7PM
The second day of the VR Salon will invite prestigious speakers from the local, Canadian and international scene to present their latest research and creative projects in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Keynotes, case studies and panels will discuss a variety of creative content including fiction, documentary, video game, theatre, performance, interactive experiences.
This symposium will be followed by a networking cocktail that will also serve as the opening for the VR Exhibition.
9AM-12:15AM : Content in fiction, documentary and journalism
12:15AM-1:45PM : Networking lunch
1:45PM-5PM : Content in theatre, performance, video game and interactive experiences
5PM-8PM : Networking cocktail & VR Exhibition opening