Jan 25 Virtual Reality: The Big Picture


SECTION New Frontier Panels

RUN TIME 90 min

Sunday January 25, 2015
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
New Frontier Microcinema
573 Main Street, 2nd floor

An all-in-one discussion on everything Virtual Reality. Learn what it takes to create a quality virtual reality production, where the technology is headed and the science behind the experience.

We will take a deep dive into the Virtual Reality companion to “Wild” with acclaimed virtual reality directors Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, and SVP of Production for Fox Searchlight, David Greenbaum. Learn about the future of the technology with Oculus VP of Product Nate Mitchell. Moderated by Franklin Leonard, Founder of the Black List

Artist Bio

Max Rheiner is a senior lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), who has been teaching in both the bachelors and masters programs for the Department of Interaction Design, since 2006. He received his Diploma from Zurich University of the Arts in the field of New Media Arts, in 2003. The main areas of discipline that he specializes in are Embodied Interaction and Physical Computing. Of these topics, he conceived and developed the Physical Computing Laboratory for the Department of Interaction Design that has been running since 2006. His research and artistic interest center on interactive experiences which utilize methods from Virtual/Augmented Reality and Immersive Telepresence. Moreover, his artistic work has been recognized and exhibited in a number of international and well-renowned venues such as Biennale Venice, Italy, Ars Electronic Linz, Austria, and Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan. Yelena Rachitsky is the Creative Producer of the annual Future of StoryTelling (FoST) summit, an invitation-only event that gathers top executives, marketers, creatives, and technologists with the vision and influence to change how people communicate and tell stories in the digital age. Along with FoST, Yelena is also a consultant for Sundance New Frontier, working with both the institute and the festival. Prior to her work in innovative storytelling, Yelena produced a feature entitled "Let's Ruin it with Babies" and spent four years in the documentary division at Participant Media (Food Inc, An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman).