posted on 28 February 2019

WeMakeVR Demo Night – How Immersive Technology is changing the creative landscape

Every year, people ask the same question: “Where is the industry now?” On March 27th we’ll look at the big changes the Immersive industry is going through. Smaller startups are replacing powerhouses, new makers are exploring the possibilities, and other industries are realizing that Immersive Media is affecting them in ways they have not foreseen.

For example, videogame-arcades disappeared in the ’90s, but are now being revived through VR. Disney is creating new Star Wars stories exclusively for VR. And Netflix’s latest “Black Mirror”-episode gave millions of viewers their first interactive narrative experience. New headsets and distribution-systems keep coming, and consumer-adoption keeps steadily growing. These are signals Immersive Media is now reaching an audience beyond professional users.

To further explore this, a panel of visionaries from different creative industries will, with the audience, discuss how the rise of Immersive Media is affecting the future of their work; will it affect the way we write, consume media, tell stories, support makers?

And as always we’ll be showcasing new Immersive works that push the boundaries of our industry. Join us for an evening of inspiring talks and experiences that will change what you thought you knew about Immersive Media.

The program:
18:30 – 19:00 Demo Time! Try different VR-experiences
19:00 – 19:20 Intro to VR (for people who have only tried a VR game or rollercoaster)
19:20 – 19:30 Audience Q&A: exploring Immersive Media basics
19:30 – 19:45 Immersive Media: exploring new creative technologies, tools and terminologies
19:45 – 20:20 Panel discussion audience Q&A
20:20 – 21:30 Demo Time!

Get your tickets on Stager, or use the link in your personal invite-mail. If you are (relatively) new to VR, make sure to be there before 19:00 for the “Intro to VR” See you the 27th!