Biidaaban: First Light VR (Welcome Week)

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Note: The time slot to participate in this VR is now 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A virtual reality exhibition, exclusive during the undergraduate Welcome Week at McMaster University. Open to both grad and undergrad students, faculty, staff, and community members.

August 27 at Black Box Theatre, L.R. Wilson Hall

15 minute time slots between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-ins are also welcomed.

*Note: This VR installation runs every 15 minutes.

Imagine a future Toronto reclaimed by nature: crumbling skyscrapers being threaded through with vegetation, flooding in Nathan Phillips Square, and canoes instead of cars.

Experience this one-of-a-kind virtual reality installation, created by Genie-award-winning Anishinaabe director Lisa Jackson, in collaboration with 3D artist Mathew Borrett. In this mesmerizing experience, you will also hear and see questions and text in Indigenous languages Wendat, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Anishinaabe (Ojibway, accompanied by English translations. The effect is deeply moving, as if a sci-fi movie was made from a script of heartbreaking poetry.

Presented by The Socrates Project

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