Five spectators equipped with virtual reality headsets move freely inside a large virtual space for a contemplative journey that questions our perception of reality. Blending art with technology, VR_I results from the encounter between Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and the founders of Artanim, Caecilia Charbonnier and Sylvain Chagué.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:00am — 6:00pm
MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Space will be hackable. Space will be playful. Space grows ever more accessible to the space enthusiast—through the reach of DIY instruments, experiments, sensors and satellites, and soon through a new age of space tourism and exploration. This opportunity to design our interplanetary lives beckons to us.
Join us at the MIT Media Lab on March 10, 2018 as we envision, design, hack, and build our space future! We’ll hear from industry leaders in “New Space”; titans of the great satellite and probe missions; innovation engineers from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and India’s SRO; sci-fi’s greatest minds; Hollywood imagineers; and of course—astronauts!
February 7 – March 2, 2018
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
In this unique experience you will walk side by side with massive beasts, play with adorable and exotic creatures, and fight the most deadly predator in all the cosmos. ALIEN ZOO uses an entirely new VR technology that engages all of your senses in the thrill of an epic theme park adventure and the awe of a great film. It challenges you to work together not only to survive but to prove that there is still hope for humanity in our exciting, yet unpredictable, universe. So please, don’t come alone.
Storylab is partnering with restaurants and chefs from around the world (and down the street) to bring a new level of engagement and information to the great meals being prepared in these kitchens.
Opens December 5, 2017 for 3 months
This winter, something spectacular is coming to the Seaport District in NYC. Like no winter light show you will have ever seen before. Sea of Light is a fully immersive sensory adventure of light and sound activated by proximity and touch. Join us for a unique Winter Holiday experience.
Sea of Light is created in partnership with Symmetry Labs, a San Francisco-based interactive light art collective. Symmetry Lab is known for unique works of art, including Burning Man, Superbowl Village and Panorama Music Festival.
The Seaport District
19 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
If you are planning to be at Art Basel in Miami, Florida on December 6, 2017 be sure to look up in the sky!
“FRANCHISE FREEDOM – a flying sculpture by Studio Drift in partnership with BMW” is a performative artwork at the interface between technology, science, and art. An autonomous flying swarm of 300 drones, each equipped with a light source, will imitate the natural phenomenon of a flock on December 6, 9 PM on the beach of Miami above the sea between 32nd and 33rd Street off Collins Avenue behind the Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
The Raven, the ultimate trickster, has become a cyborg. In this creative collaboration with Microsoft, Heiltsuk artist Shawn Hunt moves away from the hand-carved surface, exploring authenticity and our expectations of what it means to be Indigenous. The Transformation Mask features Microsoft HoloLens, creating an experiential sculpture engaged with mixed reality. The mask appropriates the traditional aspects of metamorphosis with the transformation from bird mask to human, yet in this adaptation the human mask has been altered, upgraded and merged with the machine. Incorporating technology, sound, and space, each part of the work reflects Hunt’s interest in how we understand and identify with the term Indigenous. This work presents a new trajectory for the exploration of First Nations practices through the lens of technology and innovation.
Thursday November 30 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Come early to hear Shawn Hunt’s Artist Talk, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday December 2 2017 | 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday December 3 2017 | 1- 5 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
University of British Columbia
6393 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2
Open through Dec 2018
Virtual reality technology is changing the game in storytelling. At the Newseum, visitors can now step back into time for seven minutes and experience communist East Berlin at the height of the Cold War.
Using a VR headset, headphones and two handheld controllers, visitors can walk through the deserted streets of East Berlin and witness the communist propaganda posters and austere atmosphere that characterized the walled-off city. Although visitors are safely tethered within a 10-foot-by-10-foot space inside the museum, their experience is punctuated by the anxiety of dodging the guard tower searchlights that sweep “no-man’s land” looking for wall jumpers. Once back on the West Berlin side of the wall, visitors can use their controllers to help break down the decades-old barrier to freedom.
After concluding the VR experience, visitors can make their way down to the Newseum’s Hubbard Concourse Level, where eight sections of the Berlin Wall and an actual East Berlin guard tower have been on exhibit since the Newseum opened. The Berlin Wall exhibit explores the history of the wall and reminds visitors of the struggles worldwide to preserve or obtain the right to free expression and religious liberty.
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001
October 13 – November 29, 2017
Note: The show is completely sold out. Still a possibility for standby tickets.
Since 1760, they’ve operated in secret, preparing the way. Once considered legend, they’ve been steadily growing in number and influence. Their existence, in direct response to a pressing need expressed by the natural world, is one of the most significant and far-reaching stories in America: a story of un-natural selection. A story of extinction. The actions of humanity have set into motion events that will outlive our species. It must now be determined what will endure. Do you know how you got here? Do you know where you’re going? Our past is a memory, our future is certain. DODO: the time has come.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Very hard to get tickets to this one as it sells out immediately once a block opens. Good luck!
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s conceptual virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. Based on true accounts, the superficial lines between subject and bystander are blurred and bound together, allowing individuals to walk in a vast space and thoroughly live a fragment of the refugees’ personal journeys. An immersive installation that reunites frequent collaborators Iñárritu and Emmanuel Lubezki alongside producer Mary Parent and ILMxLAB, CARNE y ARENA is centered around a 6 ½-minute virtual reality sequence for one person that employs state-of-the-art immersive technology to create a multi-narrative light space with human characters.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036