One of the planet’s largest cultural festivals is getting ready for its large return; South by Southwest (SXSW) takes place from March ninth – 18th in Austin, Texas, and this yr will likely be an enormous one for VR.
The Virtual Cinema section of this yr’s competition will embody 25 experiences that spotlight storytelling utilizing both VR or AR.
Highlights from the choice embody the newest expertise from Tyler Hurd, the VR creator behind incredible experiences like Chocolate. In Chorus, his first piece since Chocolate, as much as six customers can crew as much as embody feminine warriors and do battle with big monsters. The piece is a Within Original manufacturing.
SXSW may also give us our first take a look at Awake, a promising new VR collection that makes use of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studio for real looking characters. The piece focuses on a person confined to a wheelchair revisiting important moments in his life. Aeronaut, one other piece that makes use of the identical Mixed Reality Capture and was produced by the now-closed Viacom NEXT, may also be on the present that includes artwork from VR artist Danny Bittman.
We’ll even be excited to take a look at Together, a VR expertise directed by The Tree of Life director, Terrence Malick. It explores the ability of human connection by way of the medium of dance.
On the combined actuality entrance, there’s The Atrium, wherein viewers comply with a household as they hop by way of portals throughout the multiverse.
Oh and be certain to not miss The Evolution of Testicles. That guarantees to be fairly an occasion.
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