irtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities have the potential to deeply affect our culture and change our relationships with both the digitized world and ourselves.
In this panel, VR Creators explore the role of empathy in immersive storytelling, the editorial and ethical challenges of the medium, gaming, and the next generation of technology. What will the next iteration of our new reality look and feel like? The panel will feature:
Darren Emerson: VR film director, CCO and Co-Founder of production companies VR City and East City Films. His VR documentary 'Witness 360:7/7' was featured as part of IDFA's Doc Lab. HIs next film 'Indefinite' won the first ever VR film commission from Sheffield Doc/Fest, and can be seen on the New York Times VR App.
Dan Tucker (Alternate Realities Curator, Sheffield Doc/Fest): Dan is an award winning digital director and VR producer with over 20 years of experience working with broadcasters, digital agencies, startups and international artists. Passionate about interaction and story, Dan is experienced in production for television, VR, games, web, mobile, apps, campaigns and digital strategy and has lead large productions and facilitated powerful partnerships.
Luke Robert Mason (Virtual Futures): Science communicator and the Director of Virtual Futures - an events series that brings together artists, cultural theorists, fiction writers, philosophers and technologists to re-address the potential of looking at our future through a techno-philosophical lens.
Jayisha Patel: A multi-award winning documentary-maker based in London. Her short films have shown at festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, AFI Silverdocs and the New York Film Festival. Jayisha launched her new VR project Notes To My Father at the Oculus House at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and also presented the work at the SXSW Film Festival in March.
Peter Boyd Mcclean: For the past 2 years, Peter has been making groundbreaking VR experiences including The Resistance of Honey, Fire Risk 360 and the Tragic Story of Betty Corrigal via the BBC RND team
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