Tag Archives: New York City

Jump Into the Light: Virtual Reality and Play Lab (New York City, New York)

Jump Into the Light is America’s first Virtual Reality Cinema Experience and Playlab. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy Bowery, VR Cinema goers can view 360 virtual reality films, play immersive vr games in Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and be 3D scanned into Virtual Reality for sharing on social media. Be among the first to experience this world changing revolution!


355A Bowery
NY, NY 10003

FoST Fest 2016 – The Future of Storytelling Festival (New York City, New York)

Join us for the world’s first immersive storytelling Festival. FoST FEST will feature 75,000 square feet of exhibits, over 50 hands-on technology demos, interactive installations, a multiperson VR theater, panel discussions, live performances and much more. We’re also partnering with organizations across New York City to host dozens of satellite events featuring the best in immersive theater, live-action role-playing, escape the rooms, art installations and other interactive experiences. All the world’s a stage, come be a player!

World Maker Faire New York 2016 (Corona, New York)

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Panorama 2016 (New York City)

Panorama, a one-of-a-kind celebration of music, art, and technology, is coming to New York City this summer, and The Verge is the official media partner of its inaugural year. Presented by the people behind Coachella and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Panorama will feature headlining artists Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem, and it’ll also include sets from Alabama Shakes, Sia and Run the Jewels.

In addition to the nonstop music, The Verge is partnering with Panorama to create Future Lab, an interactive, experiential installation that explores the possibilities of music and technology. Designed by renowned artists in collaboration with The Verge’s editors, Future Lab will showcase new technology in unconventional ways.

Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, Asia Society Museum (New York City, New York)

Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, Asia Society Museum commemorates Asia Society’s 60th anniversary and honors the generosity and vision of the Newman family in their support of the Museum’s ongoing efforts to remain at the forefront of collecting Asian art into the twenty-first century. The exhibition presents a selection of new media works from the Museum’s collection that illustrates the breadth and depth of their patronage.

In 2007, the Asia Society Museum inaugurated its contemporary art collecting program with a significant gift from the Newman family, which provided the means for the Museum to develop a solid foundation for its contemporary collection. Their gifts presently include thirty-five objects by twenty-three artists from eight countries in the video collection alone. These include seminal works by Cao Fei, Dinh Q. Lê, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Koki Tanaka, and Yang Fudong, among many others. The Newman gifts also provided the Museum an opportunity to collect new media artworks at the highest level to continue the precedent of connoisseurship set by the gift of traditional Asian art that John D. Rockefeller 3rd made to the Museum.

Press Play: Collecting New Media Art Now (New York City, New York)

A conversation with collector Harold Newman, founding patron of Asia Society’s Contemporary Art Collection; Lori Zippay, Executive Director of Electronic Arts Intermix; and Michelle Yun, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, on the best strategies for collecting, preserving, and presenting new media art and how to engage audiences with this medium. Moderated by Boon Hui Tan, Asia Society Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Museum Director, on the occasion of the exhibition Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, Asia Society Museum, on view from June 9 to August 7, 2016.

There will also be a live webcast for remote viewing.

“Ghostbusters: Dimension” Hyper-Reality Experience (New York City)

Opens July 1, 2016

Madame Tussauds New York (Times Square)
234 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

In advance of the July 15, 2016 release of Ghostbusters, one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, Sony Pictures, Madame Tussauds New York, Ghost Corps and THE VOID have teamed up to bring Ghostbusters to life like never before. Included in the multi-sensory, all-immersive environment will be Ghostbusters: Dimension, a first-of-its-kind, virtual reality (VR) experience based on the studio’s new Ghostbusters movie.

Scheduled to open to the public on July 1, 2016, the VR experience will launch exclusively as part of the Ghostbusters Experience at Madame Tussauds New York in their legendary Times Square attraction. The construction of this multi-layered and sensory environment is already underway and is designed to fully immerse visitors into the fantastical and spirited world of the new film.

Visitors to Madame Tussauds New York will also be invited to engage with Ghostbusters like never before. The cinematic experience is brought to life with state-of-the-art technology, authentic props, costumes, a vehicle, gadgets and exclusive content designed to spook guests as they move through multiple scenes inspired by the film. After exploring the iconic Ghostbusters Headquarters, guests experience the epic finale, in which visitors take part in a ghost hunt of their own, saving New York City from a paranormal villain. This supernatural encounter will also include figures of the Ghostbusters crew from the new movie, all of whom are prepared to help visitors wage battle against nefarious paranormal activity.

In Ghostbusters: Dimension, developed by THE VOID in collaboration with Ivan Reitman, Paul Feig and Sony Pictures, audiences will experience what it is like to be a Ghostbuster, tracking and trapping a supernatural foe through a New York apartment complex in an environment that combines physical props and sets, real-time interactive effects, and virtual reality technology designed by THE VOID.


Rhizome Seven on Seven 2016 (New York City)

Presented by Rhizome, the Seven on Seven conference pairs seven leading artists with seven luminary technologists, and challenges them to make something new together – be it an application, artwork, provocation, or whatever they imagine. They unveil their creations, and discuss their process, at this intimate public event.

Seven on Seven 2016 will feature:
Filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July & Paul Ford, writer and cofounder, Postlight
Video artist Hito Steyerl & Grant Olney Passmore, cofounder, Aesthetic Integration
Installation artist Jennifer Steinkamp & Rana el Kaliouby, founder, Affectiva
Artist and writer Claire L. Evans & Tracy Chou, software engineer, Pinterest
Rapper Junglepussy & Jenna Wortham, staff writer, New York Times
Artist Trisha Baga & Mike Woods, founder, White Rabbit VR
Artist Ingrid Burrington & Meredith Whittaker, founder, Google’s Open Source and Security Research Group