Oct 25, 2017
FREE VR/AR BLACK-BOX EXPERIENCE ON FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm – Join our Facebook Event
The Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) is partnering with On Screen Manitoba (OSM), New Media Manitoba (NMM), The Portal, ZenFri Inc. and Electric Monk Media to host the first Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) experience in the Artspace Building on the 3rd floor (Black Lodge Studio) from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, November 3, 2017. For those not acquainted, VR/AR is the use of visual/aural technologies that provide human beings a sense of “presence” as if they are physically within an alternate world.
Winnipeg is ripe with start-up companies and organizations that have recently purchased and are currently exploring within this new technology. The WFG, OSM and NMM each want to educate and inspire the public and our membership about new ideas and ways to create, share and exhibit works. This particular event will focus on local VR/AR content. Its also an opportunity to bring together digital creatives, artists, filmmakers and the general public for a greater understanding and exposure to these new storytelling platforms.
ADDITIONALLY, the same night on Friday, November 3, 2017, Creative Manitoba & BitSpace will be hosting their own VR event at 300 – 245 McDermot Avenue. See Their Facebook Event