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Sonaria
WORLD PREMIER
Sonaria is a VR film that follows two ever-changing creatures as they flow from one life-form to another in a vivid journey of sound and light.
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Steven Soderbergh: A Conversation
Fri. 10/6, 11:00am–12:00pm
Join Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh in conversation about his career and Mosaic, a new interactive project he is developing for HBO.
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Novo Reality
WORLD PREMIER
Novo Reality is a one-of-a-kind immersive virtual reality motion simulator that takes you on a cinematic storytelling ride.
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Peroration 6
WORLD PREMIER
Set in the middle of the iconic Utah desert, this mesmerizing 4D live music performance takes you on an incredible journey, unleashing both natural and supernatural elements.
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NPR Music’s Bob Boilen presents an evening with musician John Paul White
Fri. 10/6, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Watch and listen as All Songs Considered host and Tiny Desk Concert creator Bob Boilen chats with John Paul White about songs that changed their lives.
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The Cloud Machine
US PREMIER
The Cloud Machine is a large-scale installation containing an audience-generated cloud that speaks and behaves in particular ways, depending on the spectators’ mental state.
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Future of VR
Fri. 10/6, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Hear from creators, funders, and studios in the VR field to find out what the next few years have in store for this emerging medium.
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Creative Frontiers in AI
Sat. 10/7, 11:00am–12:00pm
Come meet some of the creators, storytellers, musicians, and engineers, who are working alongside their AI counterparts to see how man and machine can create together.
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Flock 2
WORLD PREMIER
Become a bird and flock together in shared, physically co-located VR.
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Cosmic Top Secret
Cosmic Top Secret is an award-winning documentary game and adventure that follows T, a girl who wants to find out what her dad did for Danish Intelligence during the Cold War.
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Bus Roots VRV
WORLD PREMIER
Bus Roots VRV is an eco-mobile creative studio that reimagines a greener future for our cities and playgrounds.
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Life of Us
Breathe fire, swim underwater, survive the Ice Age, and soar over volcanos as you evolve through different creatures and a billion years of evolution in this action packed, multiperson VR adventure.
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Miyubi
Experience love, and your inevitable obsolescence, in the body of a Japanese toy robot in 1982 suburban America.
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Smellwalk: Staten Island
WORLD PREMIER
Smellwalk: Staten Island is part of a long-term NYC Smellmapping project during which you divert your normal sensory order to collect information through your nose.
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SlushPolis Story
Using mixed reality, Slushpolis Story tells the story of three residents of Slushpolis, an imagined city of the future.
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Starship Commander
WORLD PREMIER
Starship Commander is a virtual reality game driven by human speech that puts you in command of a secretive mission in which your decisions have deadly consequences.
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Solace
Solace is an interactive animated film based on science fiction writer Jeff Noon's story about a future in which marketing and addiction are disturbingly intertwined.
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So Let Us Melt
WORLD PREMIER
Discover the legend of 98, the lost Custodian, in this fairy tale VR adventure.
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Spoons
US PREMIER
SPOONS is an interactive experience in virtual reality set in the surrealistic pop world of illustrator Nicolas Barrome.
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Silicon Valley: Hacker Hostel VR First Look
US PREMIER
Fall into the world of Silicon Valley and play around like one of the Pied Piper guys in this jam-packed VR experience.
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Step to the Line
Step to the Line takes you inside a maximum-security prison and provides a new perspective on prisoners, the system, and yourself.
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RIOT 2.0
WORLD PREMIER
RIOT 2.0 is a live-action film with 3D sound that uses facial recognition and AI technology to change the film’s narrative based on participant’s emotional responses.
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Possibilia
FoST CLASSIC
Possibilia is an interactive love story film starring Alex Karpovsky and Zoe Jarman as a young couple contemplating breaking up—a decision that could yield an infinite number of possible outcomes.
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Priya's Mirror
Priya's Mirror uses augmented reality to tell the story of Priya, a rape survivor and modern-day superhero, as she joins forces with acid attack survivors to take on the demon king Ahankar.
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Popstars
PopStars is a lickable popsicle orchestra that uses food and technology to trigger MIDI signals for use in live, electronic music performance.
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Phallaina
FoST CLASSIC
Phallaina is the first scrolling graphic novel, telling a story of personal transformation while combining cognitive science and mythology.
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Pearl
FoST CLASSIC
Emmy award winning and Oscar-nominated, Pearl, is a 360 VR story that follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams.
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Project Blossom
WORLD PREMIER
Blossom is a low-cost social companion for kids on the autism spectrum that is powered by machine learning to react to YouTube content.
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Prosthetic Reality
Prosthetic Reality is an augmented reality art book featuring 45 artists from around the world.
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Scary Cabin
Scary Cabin by MashUp Machine introduces a new entertainment experience, where budding creators collaborate with a learning AI to make quirky animated horror movies.
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Seat 14C
Seat 14C is an online science fiction anthology that transports readers 20 years into the future with the help of the world’s leading sci-fi writers.
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Still Life
Still Life is a short larp about relationships and their inherent instability due to forces beyond our control.
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Razorlegs
Razorlegs is a sci-fi anthology featuring augmented reality art, animation, and sound design.
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PRY
FoST CLASSIC
Pry is an app novella that combines cinema, gaming, and reading to reimagine how we can touch, close, and pry into a story.
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Shinola Detroit's Virtual Reality Tour with Luke Wilson
Actor Luke Wilson leads an eccentric and amusingly clumsy tour of Shinola’s Detroit factory and offices in this 360° video.
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The Adventure Suit
The Adventure Suit is an interactive story book that transports you into the imagination of an intrepid young explorer and his search for treasure.
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Underworld
Underworld is a VR experience that reveals the hidden, subterranean world of London’s vast network of Victorian sewers.
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Untethered
Untethered is a quirky, episodic VR series mixing comics and radio drama into a videogame.
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Ultrahaptics
Ultrahaptics provides the feeling of touch using ultrasound waves sent to bare skin, enabling users to feel shapes, textures, and other sensations without needing to wear gloves or hold controllers.
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Tree
Tree, a haptically-enhanced virtual reality experience, transforms participants into a tree in the rain forest, allowing them to experience the tree's life from a seedling to its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand.
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Trafficked
US PREMIER
Trafficked is an animated VR experience based on interviews conducted with “Maria,” a woman who spent eight years in captivity after being taken from her home in Nicaragua to work as a prostitute in Mexico.
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Transmission
US PREMIER
Transmission is an immersive, mixed reality theater production that tells the story of two brilliant sisters selected to join a mission to meet our celestial neighbors.
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USA Network presents Mr. Robot Screening & Discussion with Creator
Sat. 10/7, 3:30pm–5:00pm
USA Network hosts this conversation with Sam Esmail, creator of the award-winning series Mr. Robot.
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Virtual Virtual Reality
Winner of Google Play Awards Best VR Experience, Virtual Virtual Reality is a three-hour narrative game about VR, AI, and our sci-fi fever dreams: both a love letter to and satire about the VR industry.
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White Noise
WORLD PREMIER
White Noise is a mixed reality installation exploring story-driven data visualizations through the lens of climate change.
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Zero Days VR
Zero Days VR tells the true story of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus hatched during a clandestine mission by the United States and Israel to sabotage an Iranian nuclear facility.
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When Truth Becomes Fiction and Fiction Becomes Truth
Sat. 10/7, 2:00pm–3:00pm
This panel will explore how content creators can reveal true stories and break free of biases.
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WebAR Experiment
US PREMIER
This WebAR experiment uses the very latest markerless tracking technology and was designed exclusively for FoST 2017 to show the creative potential of this new technology.
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W Magazine September Issue
The W magazine September 2017 collector’s issue comes to life with a 3D “talking” cover and series of interactive features.
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This is Our Future
Step into an immersive virtual reality art experience as you journey through gallery spaces and engage with poetic sculptures that communicate information about overfishing.
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The Traveling Poetry Emporium
Come get an original poems-to-order, composed on the spot and typed on an antique typewriter.
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The Boy and the Lemon
US PREMIER
The Boy and the Lemon is a delightful augmented and virtual reality adaptation of a children's story about luck and teaching life’s most magical lesson: how to be lucky.
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The Boy with His Head Stuck in a Book
The Boy with His Head Stuck in a Book is an AR-enabled interactive digital pop-up book created to inspire a love of reading.
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OurSpace
US PREMIER
OurSpace is a participatory performance guided by an artificial chatbot, zooming in on the virtual and the physical space between people and their online and offline identities.
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Suite 1742: A Virtual Bed-In Experience
Suite 1742 is a virtual experience in which the audience relives John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 bed-in for peace at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.
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SUBPAC Sound Meditation
WORLD PREMIER
UK electronic music pioneer DJ FreQ Nasty leads an immersive musical journey using SUBPAC physical audio units to create a sense of tranquility, connectedness, and well-being.
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The Dream Collector
US PREMIER
Discover what happens to our abandoned dreams in The Dream Collector, a VR film that follows the story of an old man and his dog, who collect broken dreams and try to fix them.
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The Invisible Walls of Occupation
The Invisible Walls of the Occupation takes viewers on a virtual tour of the village of Burqah, illustrating various aspects of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation.
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The Secret Treasure of Tahka Paka
The Secret Treasure of Tahka Paka is an AR-enabled adventure story for kids written by Carl Reiner.
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The Space We Hold
The Space We Hold is a direct provocation to bear witness to the testimonies of three of the oldest living survivors of militarized sexual violence in the world today.
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The Mp3 Experiment
The Mp3 Experiment is a participatory audio adventure where attendees download an audio file and listen to synchronized secret instructions via headphones.
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The Last Goodbye
In The Last Goodbye, powerful testimony of the tragedy of the Holocaust is preserved for the first time in poignant, room-scale VR.
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The Johnny Cash Project
FoST CLASSIC
The Johnny Cash Project is a crowd-sourced communal living portrait of Johnny Cash.
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SUBPAC 'Physical Audio' for the Deaf and Hearing
US PREMIER
UK electronic music pioneer Darin McFadyen plays the first-ever DJ set made for the deaf community and people who hear—made possible by the inclusive SUBPAC Physical Audio technology.
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Notes On Blindness
FoST CLASSIC
Notes on Blindness is a six-part interactive documentary using new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics, and virtual reality to explore the cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.
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Edible Reflections
US PREMIER
Edible Reflections is an interactive installation in which two strangers meet each other but also themselves.
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Experiential Marketing, Branding with Immersive Storytelling
Sat. 10/7, 12:30pm–1:30pm
This conversation will explore how companies are investing in immersive storytelling techniques that allow consumers to forge meaningful and lasting bonds with brands.
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Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel
FoST CLASSIC
Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel lets you step into the memories of Willie McNeive and go back in time to a moment that changed Irish history forever: the Easter Rising of 1916.
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Earplay Demo
With Earplay, you can play stories with your voice. The Demo of this new interactive audio platform enables you to make choices that affect how the story unfolds.
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Dryads
Dryads is an interactive music installation inspired by the spirits of the forest.
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Fall in Love
Fall in Love is a groundbreaking combination of VR, NLP, and facial recognition AI that results in an authentic emotional connection meant to simulate the experience of falling in love.
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Forest
WORLD PREMIER
Forest is an experiment in mixed reality where you design a forest-like landscape from above and scan it to allow people to experience it as a shared 3D virtual world.
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Gorillaz' Saturnz Barz
Gorillaz' four animated band members explore both a haunted house and outer space in this truly one-of-a-kind VR experience.
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Häagen-Dazs' "The Extraordinary Honey Bee"
WORLD PREMIER
The Extraordinary Honey Bee takes viewers on a journey to learn about bees’ impact on our world, their plight, and how we can save them.
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Ghost Court
Ghost Court is a ridiculous party game for 6 or more players about ghosts and the people who sue them.
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FRU
FoST CLASSIC
FRU is a puzzle game that features an innovative use of Microsoft Kinect, in which your silhouette becomes a “portal” between two worlds.
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FoST Scavenger Hunt Quest
WORLD PREMIER
Embark on a short scavenger hunt through the FoST Festival campus, searching for fun clues that reveal interesting details about items and locations throughout the venue.
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Delila's Gift
Delila's Gift, created with Tilt Brush, tells the story of a sea creature named Delila and her struggle to understand belonging, ownership, fear, othering, and the darkness surrounding her.
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Dear Angelica
Painted entirely by hand, Dear Angelica is a VR film, starring Geena Davis and Mae Whitman, that plays out as a series of memories unfolding around the viewer.
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AR Museum
US PREMIER
With the AR Museum app, you can use AR to interact with a painting, changing colors and shapes to create your own masterpiece.
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AR Travelers
US PREMIER
AR Travelers is a networked multiplayer AR game in which players must communicate and synchronize to prevent an invading alien force from entering our world.
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Anomaly 2: The Rubicon
Anomaly 2: The Rubicon is a futuristic epic of adventure, discovery, and what it means to be human in a world dominated by technology and bureaucracy.
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All the World Is a Stage
Sun. 10/8, 11:00am–12:00pm
The most effective experiences take the audience out of their seats and put them at the center of the action. In this discussion, panelists will share how they create immersive, multisensory experiences.
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Alice, The Virtual Reality Play
US PREMIER
Alice, The Virtual Reality Play is a complete VR experience that immerses viewers into a virtual scene and allows them to interact physically in real time with characters and objects.
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ASTEROIDS!
A Sundance Film Festival 2017 Selection, ASTEROIDS! follows aliens Mac and Cheez as they embark on a dangerous space mission.
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Be The Bee - A Hive to Table Experience
Be the Bee uses VR to tell the story of a honey bee and its honey–from a hardworking hive all the way to the kitchen table.
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BotStory
WORLD PREMIER
BotStory offers a chatbot that inspires you to write a collaborative short story through a social story game.
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Broken Night
Broken Night is a VR film that explores a woman's unreliable memories of an intense trauma; viewers must search for the truth as her narrative shifts with their gaze.
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BLINDFOLD
Blindfold is an impactful interactive VR experience that uses innovative game design to draw attention to the human rights violations against journalists.
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Blind Vaysha VR
US PREMIER
This short VR film tells the story of Vaysha, a young girl born with a left eye that sees only the past and a right eye that sees only the future—a curse that prevents her from inhabiting the present.
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Behind the Fence
Behind the Fence provides a look inside Myanmar's modern-day concentration camp created to contain the minority Rohingya Muslims, who are arguably the most persecuted people on Earth.
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Harold Halibut
US PREMIER
Harold Halibut is a modern adventure game using stop-motion, exploration, story, and humor to tell the story of life on a spaceship stuck undersea.
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Her Story
FoST CLASSIC
In Her Story, players search through a database of police interviews with one woman and must piece together her story.
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Modern Polaxis
Modern Polaxis is the secret augmented reality journal of a paranoid time traveler.
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Monsters Bounty
WORLD PREMIER
Monster's Bounty is an asymmetrical VR multiplayer game that pits players against a gigantic clawed sea monster in an attempt to steal the world's finest treasure.
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Mindshow
Mindshow lets anyone with a VR headset create animated movies in VR using their own bodies, voices, and imaginations.
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Manifest 99
US PREMIER
Manifest 99 is an ominous and eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife, exploring scale, perspective, and personal connection unlike any other VR experience.
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Magic Paint Mirror
WORLD PREMIER
The Magic Paint Mirror is a device-free augmented reality experience that tracks a user’s body and, in a reflective projection, allows them to draw and paint with their hands.
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Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience
FoST CLASSIC
Step inside the world of USA Network’s award-winning series Mr. Robot like never before and experience a pivotal moment from Elliot’s past.
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Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon
US PREMIER
Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon is a multisensory VR experience inviting viewers to visit the Munduruku indigenous people and join their struggle.
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After Solitary
After Solitary is a groundbreaking virtual reality experience that places the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world: solitary confinement.
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Notes To My Father
Notes to My Father is a VR experience that uses a mix of verbatim theater and documentary storytelling techniques to tell a story of love, grief, and reconciliation between a survivor of trafficking and her father.
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New Dimensions in Testimony
New Dimensions in Testimony is an interactive platform that allows future generations the opportunity to interact with Holocaust survivors through a virtual conversation.
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Netflix Branching Narrative
Watch two examples of Netflix’s new branching narrative format that allows kids to "choose their own adventure": Puss in Book and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.
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Neon Knights
Neon Knights is a two-player cooperative augmented reality music game that uses two Microsoft Hololens headsets to detect and track the players’ location in the room.
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Look But With Love: A Story of Women (Episode One)
Look But With Love is a VR documentary series about the extraordinary people of Pakistan who are changing the socio-political landscape of their communities through causes they are deeply passionate about.
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Living Stories: Augmented Narratives
Sun. 10/8, 12:30pm–1:30pm
The next 12 months will see a massive growth in the AR world. Come meet some of the creators and producers who are on the forefront of AR, and hear from them about the opportunities and challenges of this new platform.
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Hue
Hue is an immersive and visually driven interactive film about a man who has lost the ability to see color.
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Implikit
Implikit is a speculative technology that unpicks narratives of biopolitics and structural bias shaping emerging technology.
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Hooke Audio
Hooke Audio designs and builds smartphone-compatible Bluetooth binaural microphones and is the go-to 3D audio platform for storytellers.
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Home: VR Spacewalk
FoST CLASSIC
Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this award-winning VR spacewalk inspired by NASA’s training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts.
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Holojam in Wonderland
WORLD PREMIER
Holojam in Wonderland is a shared VR experience that uses live actors and VR to transport an audience from the performance venue into Alice's wonderland.
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In My Shoes: Intimacy
US PREMIER
In My Shoes: Intimacy is a 360 experience for two people that explores the power of human connection.
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Inside Manus
US PREMIER
Behind the razor-wire of the Manus Island immigration detention center, experience the heartbreaking stories of three refugees who came to Australia seeking asylum.
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Lala
WORLD PREMIER
Lala is a VR experience featuring Holocaust survivor Roman Kent's story about his beloved childhood dog Lala, who was with him in the Lodz Ghetto.
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Ko'Ko's Curse
WORLD PREMIER
Narrated by Peter Coyote, Ko’Ko's Curse is an augmented reality tale in which the user must find and replace Ko'Ko the owl's stolen feather, thereby saving world's seeds and plants.
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Killbox
Killbox is a two-person, interactive computer game exploring the complexities and consequences of drone warfare.
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Inside Out Tracking Experiment
Apple has created the foundations for Inside Out Tracking VR experiences using just a phone, which makes it significantly more affordable than the not-yet-released Inside Out HMD's.
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Office Hours
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Office Hours uses Amazon Echo to simulate a phone call that goes strangely awry. You must help the caller navigate the situation, controlling the story by speaking aloud.
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