From March 10–14, the Future of StoryTelling is partnering with award-winning sleep company Casper and Standard International's spontaneous hotel booking app, ONE:NIGHT, to take over the Austin Motel on South Congress. We’re curating interactive and multisensory experiences that invite visitors to step inside dreams and fantasies.
Below is a list of projects we’re showcasing. Hours are 11am–5pm. If You’re in Austin, stop by and say hello!
ASTEROIDS! | VIRTUAL REALITY By Baobab Studios
ASTEROIDS! is the second installment of the award-winning VR animation INVASION! An alien spaceship manned by two bumbling aliens, Mac and Cheze, along with their two menial robot sidekicks, Peas and YOU, are traveling through deep space on a dangerous mission. In between the daily chores of extraterrestrial life, Mac shares a heartwarming moment with Peas before the unexpected happens.
Dear Angelica | VIRTUAL REALITY
By Oculus Story Studio
From Emmy Award–winning Oculus Story Studio comes Dear Angelica, a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones. Entirely painted by hand inside of VR, it plays out in a series of memories that unfold around you. It was heralded by critics at Sundance as one of the most beautiful VR pieces ever released, and won best VR Animated Experience at the Lumiere Awards.
Flock | MULTI-PERSON VIRTUAL REALITY
By Object Normal and Holojam with support from NYU/MRL
Flock is a shared, immersive, co-located, multi-user VR experience made for a continuously cycling audience. It is a dance party, a game, a sandbox, and a participatory story. Holojam is developing technology that works
Home: A VR Spacewalk | MIXED REALITY
By BBC & Rewind with Tom Burton
Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this virtual reality spacewalk inspired by NASA’s training program and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts. Home puts you at the center of the story, taking you on an emotional and personal journey while delivering beautiful, heart-stopping, and memorable moments.
LIGHT | MIXED MEDIA
Music by MAE featuring Tim Fain, VR by David Lobser, Haptics by Neuroscientist David Eagleman & Neosensory
The fusion of light, sound, and touch has been the inspiration behind many great leaps in the arts. Science has now caught up to this instinctive fascination, making this fusion possible. Light is a collaboration between top-tier talent from multiple disciplines to create a first-of-its-kind, live-synced VR experience for the whole body.
Rain or Shine | VIRTUAL REALITY
By Felix Massie, produced by Nexus Productions and Google Spotlight Stories
It’s a perfect summer day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step, and Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong? Google Spotlight Stories is where mobile, VR, and storytelling meet, and Rain or Shine is their most intricate interactive story to date.
Then/Now | INTERACTIVE FILM
Then/Now is an interactive video that allows you to uncover the parallel memories and unreliable interpretations of events leading to a couple’s breakup. It is a scripted narrative that presents multiple perspectives of a relationship, and it’s up to you to piece together these fragments in order to gain a broader understanding of the couple’s disputed past and, ultimately, make choices that influence the way the relationship unfolds.
Tilt Brush | VIRTUAL REALITY
Tilt Brush enables the creation of artworks in room-scale, virtual reality, 3D spaces. A VR tool for artists, dreamers, and doodlers, it lets you use fire, ink, stars, snow, and even light to bring your wildest ideas to life.