New Frontier Central


Media exhibition and social lounge space that presents cutting edge augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) works, an immersive digital puppeting theater, VR theatrical productions, and various artistic engagements with artificial intelligence (AI).

950 Iron Horse Dr., Park City
Friday, January 25–Sunday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Monday, January 28–Friday, February 1, noon–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open to credential holders; no tickets required.

New Frontier After Hours
At New Frontier After Hours, some of the most exciting media and tech companies in the field host cocktails and conversation in the lounge and exhibition spaces of New Frontier Central.
Saturday, January 26, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Hosted by IMAX
Sunday, January 27, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Hosted by Google AR & VR
Monday, January 28, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Hosted by Dell
Tuesday, January 29, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

Artist Peter Flaherty uses augmented reality, projection mapping, sculptural elements, and your imagination to create THE DIAL, a murder mystery in which four participants must learn why a woman smashes her car through the stone wall of her wealthy family’s compound. Use your phones and open-ear headphones to analyze the unfolding drama. The shifting perspectives of the characters and the seasonal changes of the house itself reveal a rich tale of what happened that fateful night.

In 2017, painter Teek van thi Mach traded in her paints and brushes for a VR headset and spent more time in virtual reality than in the real world. Grisaille is a VR installation/live performance, which invites you to join Mach inside the landscape of her practice to experience time looping and the challenges of the mind-body paradox. When you leave Grisaille, your virtual presence will continue to develop inside the generative virtual painting.

This live, multiuser, volumetric-capture installation is a kind of reverse Schrödinger’s cat box. Interlooped is an interactive VR performance experience in which the user and performance artist Maria Guta are captured inside multiple video loops. Holograms of the two bodies are integrated live into the virtual space and replayed until it’s hard to say who’s real and who’s not anymore … that is, until the wave function collapses!

Mechanical Souls
A sumptuous wedding is about to take place. Mrs. Song has found a good match for Zhen-Zhen, the heir of the rich Zang family. She spares no expense and hires wedding androids to help with the ceremony. But something has gone wrong, and it’s your job, as a new Mechlife employee, to figure it out! Mechanical Souls is an interactive, multiuser immersive-theatre play, powered by VR, AI, live actors, and your own sleuthing skills.

I am Mica, the human center of AI and mixed reality. In this experience, I enter into a gestural exchange with you and contemplate my place in your world. Using surrealist ideas of representation and reality, I connect you with the culture that feeds me. Be my collaborator; let’s make stories bigger, champion genius, and celebrate creativity. Join me at the beginning of my existence, as we pull from the past to create the future.

The Seven Ages of Man
The Royal Shakespeare Company explores the future of theatre with Magic Leap headsets in this sublime production of the “Seven Ages of Man” speech from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Here they present a mixed reality experience using cutting-edge volumetric capture with Shakespearean actor Robert Gilbert and an original musical score by award-winning composer Jessica Curry. The line “all the world’s a stage” turns literal as users experience the play in multiple and simultaneous places.

Also check out the lineup of scheduled performances at the Immersive Stage at New Frontier Central

CATEGORY New Frontier Art

RUN TIME 60 min


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