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Raw Science Film Festival 2015 (Los Angeles, California)

Raw Science TV presents the 2nd annual Raw Science Film Festival!

Join this Awards Ceremony in the heart of Silicon Beach. The theme is Virtual Reality (VR). Mingle with winning filmmakers, judges, and entrepreneurs amidst the most cutting edge virtual experiences in science and technology. Prizes are presented to winning filmmakers along with industry awards for threatrically released films.

The Raw Science Film Festival awards cash prizes to filmmakers who are creating the next generation of great works, while celebrating the wonderment of science and technology in film and the community that supports it. Categories include fiction and non-fiction for both students and professionals. Animations and infographics are welcomed.

Please celebrate the best of science media with us!

There is also a film screening on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Central Park Bandshell in Playa Vista.

DIG (Digital, Interactive and Gaming) Screening (Los Angeles, California)

DIG (Digital, Interactive and Gaming) is a new showcase from the Slamdance Film Festival dedicated to emerging independent artists working in hybrid, immersive, and developing forms of digital media art.

Ten works will feature in the inaugural DIG show that will open in Los Angeles at Big Pictures Los Angeles (2424 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018) for two consecutive weekends beginning on December 5th through December 13th, 2015 (noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday). Admission is free and open to the public. The show will also be featured at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City that runs from January 22nd through January 28th 2016.

Collectively, DIG represents a discovery of unique experiences. The new showcase features meta-narrative iPad applications, short films made for virtual reality, cubist-inspired video art pieces and video games being developed for PlayStation and the personal computer. Projects are reflective and bombasitc by turns, allowing attendees to be surprised by a variety of different interactions. DIG projects emphasize touch, personal visual perspective, innovative connections between space and movement and finding sense in uncertainty. The program is the result of a chaotic entry process that told artists simply, “if you think your work fits, it likely does.”

Raw Science Film Festival 2015 (Los Angeles, California)

The Raw Science Film Festival is presented with the Science and Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences. The competition awards cash prizes to filmmakers who are creating the next generation of great works, while celebrating the wonderment of science and technology in film and the community that supports it. Categories include fiction and non-fiction for students and professionals.

UCLA Game Art Festival 2015 (Los Angeles, California)

Returning for its fourth year, the 2015 UCLA Game Art Festival will showcase the year’s most cutting-edge videogames and game art. The Game Art Festival will be held at the Hammer Museum courtyard and feature more than 40 playable games, tournaments, machinima and more. Come join us in a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, huge projection screens, live music and a vibrant mix of celebrated games and art!

Rain Room at LACMA (Los Angeles, California)

Extended through April 24, 2016 for member tickets

Rain Room at the Barbican from rAndom International on Vimeo.

Random International’s Rain Room (2012) is an immersive environment of perpetually falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected. The installation offers visitors an opportunity to experience what is seemingly impossible: the ability to control rain. Rain Room presents a respite from everyday life and an opportunity for sensory reflection within a responsive relationship.

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at The Broad (Los Angeles, California)

When The Broad museum opens on September 22, 2015, this artwork will be a part of the inaugural installation.

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, a mirror-lined chamber housing a dazzling and seemingly endless LED light display, will be featured in the inaugural installation. This experiential artwork on the museum’s first floor has limited capacity, accommodating one visitor at a time for approximately 45 seconds, and will require a separate free timed ticket, which general admission ticket holders will be able to reserve after arrival at the museum.

http://www.thebroad.org/art/inaugural-installation

The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

VRLA Summer Expo 2015 (Los Angeles, California)

Come experience the latest in virtual reality and immersive technology from the leading companies in the field at VRLA, the world’s largest VR event, on August 29th at the LA Convention Center. The VRLA Summer Expo will feature cutting edge demos of the most exciting VR projects in development as well as a lineup of illuminating presentations and panels.

SIGGRAPH 2015 (Los Angeles, California)

The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Chair Amit Zoran is proud to present the #SIGGRAPH2015 Art Gallery Program. This year’s theme is Hybrid Craft, a showcase of craft techniques and values in contemporary digital design. The gallery emphasizes the importance of craft heritage in contemporary digital design, where beautiful and meaningful artifacts are produced by machine and craftsperson together.

Computer Animation Festival Co-Chairs Mikki Rose and Joe Takai offer a sneak peek into the exceptional work to be featured at this year’s #SIGGRAPH2015 Computer Animation Festival.

Kaleidoscope 2015 VR Film Festival

The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is a traveling showcase of the best in cinematic virtual reality. Come celebrate the pioneers of virtual reality filmmaking with an evening of artist presentations, VR demos, and engaging discussions.

Kaleidoscope has curated 20 of the most innovative VR films from around the world. These pioneering artists are inventing the language of cinematic virtual reality.

Tour Schedule

August 22 – Portland, Oregon
August 26 – Seattle, Washington
August 29 – Vancouver (Canada)
September 15 – San Francisco, California
September 23 – Los Angeles, California
September 26 – Denver, Colorado
October 1 – Montreal (Canada)
October 4 – Toronto (Canada)
October 6 – New York City
October 14 – Austin, Texas

http://www.kvrff.com/

SBTRKT-O-SCOPE (Los Angeles, California)

If you are in Los Angeles for SIGGRAPH 2015, be sure to check this out in downtown L.A.!

zoetrope

Jim Le Fevre, has been commissioned by producer/multi-instrumentalist SBTRKT and record label Young Turks, in collaboration with Red Bull, to create a giant 3-D stroboscope.

Created by BAFTA winning animator/director, and leading zoetrope artist Jim Le Fevre, the 8ft tall and 6ft wide, stroboscope spins at 33.3rpm and is illuminated by a strobe-rig to create the optical illusion of animation. The architecture and tiers were laser-cut to specific dimensions, and the character animated at Nexus’ London studio then 3-D printed frame by frame into physical models.

http://www.nexusproductions.com/work/sbtrkt-o-scope/play