Thanks for participating in XR4C’s Talk & Play and Save the Date!

 

THANKS FOR JOINING THE XR4C COMMUNITY

 

Many thanks to those who were able to attend Games for Change’s first XR for Change Talk and Play at SAP Next-Gen’s Innovation space at Hudson Yards. The event was an astounding success and this would not have been possible without your participation! Check out the online conversation on Twitter using the #XR4C hashtag.

 

G4C would also like to thank our inspiring speakers  Zohar Kfir (media artist)Gabo Arora (LightShed)Navid Khonsari (iNK Stories) and Jamie Pallot (Emblematic Group) for a panel filled with insights and honest debate, led by Erik Martin (Unity). It was a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities around creating social impact with immersive media technology.

 

 

The panel discussed how VR/MR/AR experiences were the ideal platform to raise awareness and tackle social and civic issues. All of the panelists agreed that XR allows a shift in power dynamics of media tech and helps viewers establish empathetic connections with stories from a different time and place. More specifically, Khonsari viewed his XR projects as stories that lived beyond the individual and served a wider social purpose. Arora provided insights on how to make a compelling XR story and mentioned that the key ingredient was to be bold with media technology to get your message across.

Learn about the XR projects that were demoed:

  •             iNK Stories’ game Blindfold puts the player in the shoes of a journalist under interrogation in Iran’s most notorious prison.

  •             Emblematic Group showcased Greenland Melting and After Solitary. The latter tells the story of a former inmate’s experience in solitary confinement. The project uses photogrammetry and volumetric video capture to create an incredibly realistic stage for the story to be set.

  •             LightShed’s experience The Last Goodbye provides an emotional experience that immerses you in the story of Pinchas Gutter, a Holocaust survivor of the Majdanek concentration camp.

  •            – Zohar Kfir’s Testimony is an interactive documentary for virtual reality that shares the stories of five survivors of sexual assault and their journey to healing. Beyond just a piece, Testimony is an advocacy platform to allow the public to bear witness to those who have been silenced.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT XR4C TALK AND PLAY HEALTH EVENT 

March 27th, from 5:30-8pm

G4C’s next XR for Change Talk and Play event will be on XR and Health. Save the date as we look forward to gathering on March 27 at SAP Next-Gen’s Innovation space at Hudson Yards. To find out how to register for the upcoming Talk and Play event and to be informed about the latest XR4C industry news sign-up to our newsletter.

 

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR XR FOR CHANGE SUMMIT

More exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that registration is open to attend the 15th annual Games for Change Festival and XR for Change Summit. Get your Early Bird Discount Passes before they run out!

 

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Author: Michelle Mueller
Source: http://www.gamesforchange.org/blog/2018/02/22/thanks-for-participating-in-xr4cs-talk-play-and-save-the-date/

Written By juliooliveira

I’m from Sao Paulo / Brazil, married with a incredible woman called Francine and I have two lovely children: Sarah (8 years old) and Nicolas (2 years old). Currently enrolled at the master degree program (MSc) in Information Systems Management at the University of Liverpool (UK). Holder of the credentials PMP and PMI-ACP of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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