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Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: UBC

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6358 University Boulevard

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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: UBC is the second of six symposiums hosted by mixed reality producers Toasterlab.

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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: UBC is the second of six symposiums hosted by mixed reality producers Toasterlab, and will explore extended and mixed reality performance. Artists and new media creators will share modes of working and recent successes in VR, AR, and immersive theatre. Attendees will gain insight into the production process and hands-on experience with 360VR cameras, VR headsets, geolocation, motion capture and other creation and distribution tools.

9:30 a.m. - Doors open

10:00 a.m. - Presentations begin, with updates from Toasterlab's Mixed Reality Performance Atelier, including:

  • Albion Library VR
  • Live Culture Coast Report
  • Triga Eco Design Charrette
  • Oh What a Lovely War / Hart House

...and Vancouver-Based Producers and Projects, including:

  • Small Stage
  • The Fun Palace Carnival of Mixed Realities - “Why Didn’t Anyone Pick Up A Broom”
  • Implementing VR into the Creative Scenic Design Process - Kimira Bhikum

3:00 p.m. - Presentations end; hands-on experimentation with mixed reality tools and Q&A with makers

4:00 p.m. - Event ends

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers across Canada and the U.S. Every four months, an Atelier cohort will present progress on their projects at a symposium hosted by Toasterlab in partnership with a university and the Atelier's advisory board. When the Atelier concludes in June 2021, Toasterlab will share open source tools, guidelines, and instructional material for the creation of immersive media in an arts context.

Toasterlab creates place-based extended reality experiences that promote deeper engagement with history, community, and imagination. Toasterlab combines expertise in storytelling, theatrical and media production, and the development of new technology to produce both original work and partnerships. Our work ranges from live site-specific live performance to bespoke mobile applications and VR films, and often combines a variety of approaches to collapse time and space for the delivery of impactful narratives. From the largest festivals to community youth workshops, we build accessible ways to understand places in whole new ways.

Sponsored/Supported by:

  • UBC Department of Theatre and Film
  • Canada Council for the Arts

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