New Frontier Exhibition ClaimJumper 573 Main St. Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
New Frontier Gateway 136 Heber Ave. Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 5:30–8:00 p.m. VR BAR Saturday, January 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
After losing his sight in 1983, John Hull began to record an audio diary documenting his discovery of "a world beyond sight." Hull's original recordings form the basis of this beautifully animated, interactive documentary, which uses real-time 3-D, virtual reality, and binaural sound to explore the world of the blind.
This VR experience is part of a multi-platform project that also includes a feature documentary of the same name in the New Frontier films line up. For more information, see page Notes on Blindness.
Arnaud Colinart is producer, head of new media at AGAT Films & Cie/EX NIHILO in Paris. He is particularly interested in applying new technologies and interactive mechanisms in the conception of narrative works—whether documentary or fiction.
Amaury La Burthe
Amaury La Burthe earned a masters in acoustics and signal processing at IRCAM in Paris, before working as researcher for Sony-CSL, and as lead audio designer for video games company Ubisoft. He specializes in both the creative and technical aspects of sound design and interactive experience creation. He founded the startup, AudioGaming, focusing on creating innovative audio technologies and immersive experiences.
Peter Middleton and James Spinney
Peter Middleton and James Spinney have co-directed award-winning fiction films and documentaries that include Rainfall, winner of the 2013 Best Short Documentary Award at Hot Docs (Toronto), and the Emmy Award-winning short film Notes on Blindness, that was commissioned by The New York Times, and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.