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English
Talk
Everyone
Virtual Reality is Performing Art

Short thesis

How can the makers of VR experiences learn from the performing arts? By treating VR as a stage. Bombina Bombast presents VR as a performing art form and theatre as an essential field of expertise when creating tech-based experiences. The talk is centered on their work The Shared Individual, a live multi-user VR experience, created in collaboration with Danish film studio Makropol.

Description

How can the makers of VR experiences learn from the performing arts? By treating VR as a stage.The artistic directors of virtual reality performance studio Bombina Bombast talks about VR as a performing art form and theatre as an essential field of expertise when designing MR/VR/AR experiences. The talk is centered on the example of The Shared Individual, a live multi-user VR experience, created by Bombina Bombast in collaboration with Danish film studio Makropol.

The Shared Individual begins with two presenters and a mannequin on stage. Sporting a specially-made helmet with a custom built camera, the mannequin delivers a panoramic field-of-view-video stream, which broadcasts live to the audiences VR headsets. Through a calibration process, the audience then becomes ‘the shared individual’. What follows is an out-of-body experience in which things aren’t always as they seem.

Speakers