OVERVIEW OF EVENTS
Here are the types of VR experiences you can sample in the VR arcade! You will be allowed to try as many as you can within your registered time block.
Please choose your preferred time slot from the sheets below (if a time slot is taken, don't write over it; come by and we will try to squeeze you in).
Station 1: Oculus Go - Official 360° Student Film Selection
Tops of Memory- Jialiang Liu
A hand-drawn VR experience.
Aletheia: Plato’s Cave in VR- Michael Bass and Hannah Seckendorf- 5 min 38 sec
A contemporary adaptation of Plato's Allegory of the Cave. You are the prisoner and finally exiting your cave: into the world of virtual reality.
Endless Cycle- Katelyn Goldstein and Vanessa Sanchez- 2 min 45 sec
A granddaughter reconnects with her grandmother through old and new technology. Made in association with Univision.
Four- Chris K Daniels- 3 min 47 sec
Four instances of a man push through their sequence of fours, in intervals of four, until the fourth man breaks the sequence.
Nyepi: Balinese New Year- Hope Schroeder- 11 min 0 sec
On the magical island of Bali, ringing in the New Year is more than a party. Experience how Bali brings spiritual, traditional roots into its future through this VR experience.
Station 2: Vive - Interactive VR
Opia- Jack Wesson
This intimate, room-scale VR experience focuses on the concept of opia: the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Station 3: Augmented Reality Film
Snowbird- Khoi Le and Max Korman
Snowbird is the first mobile augmented reality short film. It tells the story of porcelain creatures that come to life in a snow globe — a cantankerous snowman and a young bird vying for his attention.
Station 4: Michael Muller Into the Now VR Screening
Michael Muller is an award-winning celebrity and advertising photographer and director. Into the Now offers a unique look at our oceans and the creatures that reside in it;
from the variety of challenges facing our oceans, to capturing the most spectacular events in marine life, or as Michael refers to it, "the holy grails of diving." The story is told through the director's personal
journey of overcoming his deep fear of sharks by learning to dive without protection and cage-free with great white sharks. Through a special partnership with Stanford University's Neurology department,
the project is also part of an ongoing research project on the benefits of VR for people with PTSD, anxiety and other stress disorders. VR has been shown to alleviate many of the symptoms of PTSD and
anxiety, making VR an invaluable therapeutic implement. Michael Muller the director, hopes he can help open up our planet to new generations like Jacques Cousteau did for past generations.