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11 - 16 Nov. 2016

Moment Factory
Quartier général des RIDM - 3e étage
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15:00 THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO
THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO

“VR is the future of storytelling.”
“VR is the ultimate Empathy Machine.”
“VR allows us to hack into our brains”

Many sweeping statements have been uttered in 2016, but beyond the 'Enthusiasm Peak’ lies a 360 horizon of questions: What does VR really mean for reality? For documentary? For cinema? For performing arts? What are the limitations of the headset? The ethical considerations of the Empathy Machine? How do our brains process VR? What does it mean to ‘construct’ reality? In fact, the arrival of VR reactivates age-old questions, inherent to the documentary practice. Leading designers, creators and theorists converge in Montreal for an event unique in its kind: an afternoon of intense debate. Each will bring specific arguments, backed by case studies, images, and data, touching on issues of representation, neuroscience, politics, and power.

The experts will attempt to dismantle a series of common assumptions about creating in VR and to inspire new ways of thinking about the medium.

MODERATOR
Sandra Rodriguez | MIT Open Documentary Lab + EyeSteelFilm

EXPERTS
Clint Beharry | The Harmony Institute
Katerina Cizek | MIT Open Documentary Lab
Simon Drouin | Montreal Neurological Institute
Mandy Rose | i-Docs
Ana Serrano | CFC Media Lab
Louis-Richard Tremblay | NFB
Simon Wilkinson | CiRCA69

AGITATORS
Jean-Pascal Beaudoin | Headspace Studio
Éloi Champagne | NFB
Sean Flynn | Points North Institute
Loren Hammonds | Tribeca Film Festival
Frédéric Josué | Uni-VR
John MacFarlane | POV Digital
 

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15:00 THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO
THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO

“VR is the future of storytelling.”
“VR is the ultimate Empathy Machine.”
“VR allows us to hack into our brains”

Many sweeping statements have been uttered in 2016, but beyond the 'Enthusiasm Peak’ lies a 360 horizon of questions: What does VR really mean for reality? For documentary? For cinema? For performing arts? What are the limitations of the headset? The ethical considerations of the Empathy Machine? How do our brains process VR? What does it mean to ‘construct’ reality? In fact, the arrival of VR reactivates age-old questions, inherent to the documentary practice. Leading designers, creators and theorists converge in Montreal for an event unique in its kind: an afternoon of intense debate. Each will bring specific arguments, backed by case studies, images, and data, touching on issues of representation, neuroscience, politics, and power.

The experts will attempt to dismantle a series of common assumptions about creating in VR and to inspire new ways of thinking about the medium.

MODERATOR
Sandra Rodriguez | MIT Open Documentary Lab + EyeSteelFilm

EXPERTS
Clint Beharry | The Harmony Institute
Katerina Cizek | MIT Open Documentary Lab
Simon Drouin | Montreal Neurological Institute
Mandy Rose | i-Docs
Ana Serrano | CFC Media Lab
Louis-Richard Tremblay | NFB
Simon Wilkinson | CiRCA69

AGITATORS
Jean-Pascal Beaudoin | Headspace Studio
Éloi Champagne | NFB
Sean Flynn | Points North Institute
Loren Hammonds | Tribeca Film Festival
Frédéric Josué | Uni-VR
John MacFarlane | POV Digital
 

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09:00 KINO VR
KINO VR

Four teams, three intensive days, one goal: to develop a prototype of a virtual reality experience. Teams are formed in advance, and consist of the following members:
A) a documentary filmmaker;
B) a coder / VR developer;
C) an expert in VR storytelling;
D) a creative wildcard.

Consistent with the Montreal-born KINO Kabaret concept, the teams are given a thematic prompt and are encouraged to develop their projects together, collaboratively and spontaneously, over the following three days. Each member will bring invaluable knowledge to the project, and mentors and experts will accompany them in their mission to create the prototype for an outside-the-box virtual reality experience.

KINO VR is non-competitive and will culminate with a public presentation of the prototypes on Sunday, November 13th. During this event, VR experts, commissioners, and creators will discuss the progress and potential of the four projects.

TEAMS
Allison Moore
Andrea Diaz
Benjamin Gattet
Brendan Walker
Chelsea McMullan
David Drury
Isabella Weetaluktuk
Karen Vanderborght
Khoa Lê
Liam Maloney
Marco Luna
Marlon Kroll
Maude Thibodeau
Paul Georges
Romain Tavenard
Vahe Vardanyan

MENTORS
Katerina Cizek | MIT Open Documentary Lab
Sandra Rodriguez | MIT Open Documentary Lab + EyeSteelFilm
Sean Flynn | Points North Institute
Simon Wilkinson | CiRCA69

EXPERTS
Ana Serrano | CFC Media Lab
Clint Beharry | Harmony Institute
Éloi Champagne | ONF / NFB
Fabien Barati | Emissive (THE ENEMY)
David Oppenheim | ONF / NFB
John MacFarlane | POV Digital
Mike Ritchie | Headspace Studio
Randall Okita | Artist
Robin McNicholas + Eleanore Whitley | Marshmallow Laser Feast
Voyelle Acker | consultante

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Quartier général des RIDM - 3e étage
09H00 KINO VR
KINO VR

Four teams, three intensive days, one goal: to develop a prototype of a virtual reality experience. Teams are formed in advance, and consist of the following members:
A) a documentary filmmaker;
B) a coder / VR developer;
C) an expert in VR storytelling;
D) a creative wildcard.

Consistent with the Montreal-born KINO Kabaret concept, the teams are given a thematic prompt and are encouraged to develop their projects together, collaboratively and spontaneously, over the following three days. Each member will bring invaluable knowledge to the project, and mentors and experts will accompany them in their mission to create the prototype for an outside-the-box virtual reality experience.

KINO VR is non-competitive and will culminate with a public presentation of the prototypes on Sunday, November 13th. During this event, VR experts, commissioners, and creators will discuss the progress and potential of the four projects.

TEAMS
Allison Moore
Andrea Diaz
Benjamin Gattet
Brendan Walker
Chelsea McMullan
David Drury
Isabella Weetaluktuk
Karen Vanderborght
Khoa Lê
Liam Maloney
Marco Luna
Marlon Kroll
Maude Thibodeau
Paul Georges
Romain Tavenard
Vahe Vardanyan

MENTORS
Katerina Cizek | MIT Open Documentary Lab
Sandra Rodriguez | MIT Open Documentary Lab + EyeSteelFilm
Sean Flynn | Points North Institute
Simon Wilkinson | CiRCA69

EXPERTS
Ana Serrano | CFC Media Lab
Clint Beharry | Harmony Institute
Éloi Champagne | ONF / NFB
Fabien Barati | Emissive (THE ENEMY)
David Oppenheim | ONF / NFB
John MacFarlane | POV Digital
Mike Ritchie | Headspace Studio
Randall Okita | Artist
Robin McNicholas + Eleanore Whitley | Marshmallow Laser Feast
Voyelle Acker | consultante

More info
15h
Moment Factory
15H00 THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO
THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO

“VR is the future of storytelling.”
“VR is the ultimate Empathy Machine.”
“VR allows us to hack into our brains”

Many sweeping statements have been uttered in 2016, but beyond the 'Enthusiasm Peak’ lies a 360 horizon of questions: What does VR really mean for reality? For documentary? For cinema? For performing arts? What are the limitations of the headset? The ethical considerations of the Empathy Machine? How do our brains process VR? What does it mean to ‘construct’ reality? In fact, the arrival of VR reactivates age-old questions, inherent to the documentary practice. Leading designers, creators and theorists converge in Montreal for an event unique in its kind: an afternoon of intense debate. Each will bring specific arguments, backed by case studies, images, and data, touching on issues of representation, neuroscience, politics, and power.

The experts will attempt to dismantle a series of common assumptions about creating in VR and to inspire new ways of thinking about the medium.

MODERATOR
Sandra Rodriguez | MIT Open Documentary Lab + EyeSteelFilm

EXPERTS
Clint Beharry | The Harmony Institute
Katerina Cizek | MIT Open Documentary Lab
Simon Drouin | Montreal Neurological Institute
Mandy Rose | i-Docs
Ana Serrano | CFC Media Lab
Louis-Richard Tremblay | NFB
Simon Wilkinson | CiRCA69

AGITATORS
Jean-Pascal Beaudoin | Headspace Studio
Éloi Champagne | NFB
Sean Flynn | Points North Institute
Loren Hammonds | Tribeca Film Festival
Frédéric Josué | Uni-VR
John MacFarlane | POV Digital
 

More info
15H00 THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO
THE VR (ANTI) MANIFESTO

“VR is the future of storytelling.”
“VR is the ultimate Empathy Machine.”
“VR allows us to hack into our brains”

Many sweeping statements have been uttered in 2016, but beyond the 'Enthusiasm Peak’ lies a 360 horizon of questions: What does VR really mean for reality? For documentary? For cinema? For performing arts? What are the limitations of the headset? The ethical considerations of the Empathy Machine? How do our brains process VR? What does it mean to ‘construct’ reality? In fact, the arrival of VR reactivates age-old questions, inherent to the documentary practice. Leading designers, creators and theorists converge in Montreal for an event unique in its kind: an afternoon of intense debate. Each will bring specific arguments, backed by case studies, images, and data, touching on issues of representation, neuroscience, politics, and power.

The experts will attempt to dismantle a series of common assumptions about creating in VR and to inspire new ways of thinking about the medium.

MODERATOR
Sandra Rodriguez | MIT Open Documentary Lab + EyeSteelFilm

EXPERTS
Clint Beharry | The Harmony Institute
Katerina Cizek | MIT Open Documentary Lab
Simon Drouin | Montreal Neurological Institute
Mandy Rose | i-Docs
Ana Serrano | CFC Media Lab
Louis-Richard Tremblay | NFB
Simon Wilkinson | CiRCA69

AGITATORS
Jean-Pascal Beaudoin | Headspace Studio
Éloi Champagne | NFB
Sean Flynn | Points North Institute
Loren Hammonds | Tribeca Film Festival
Frédéric Josué | Uni-VR
John MacFarlane | POV Digital
 

More info
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