REFRAMING: Virtual Reality for non-fiction
Oscar Raby speaks about his work as a multimedia artist and how one can use virtual reality in non-fiction story telling to deepen the experience for the audience.
Moderated by Annika Gustafson, head of BoostHbg
There’s a possibility to try out Oscar’s work Assent on the Oculus Rift before the open lecture, between 15:00-17:45 Book here!
When: October 30 18:00-20:00
Where: RumEtt and BoostHbg, Dunkers Kulturhus
REFRAMING: Virtual Reality story telling for the Oculus Rift
The goal of the workshop is to explore and establish approaches in the grammar of VR that can help non-fiction storytelling. These methods can also be used for narrative story telling.
In collaboration with Oscar Raby we offer a two day workshop that introduces media makers to the possibilities opened up by Virtual Reality for the production of story driven content. The sessions finalize with the participants making a short narrative piece produced in teams for the Oculus Rift platform.
Participants of the workshop will be asked to arrive with the seed of a story based on true events. They will be used as starting points and a context where we will find focus onto one particular detail of the story. Most likely this detail will have to do with witnessing, being present, being in someone's shoes, being somewhere else, moments that concentrate a story through the simulated presence of the user.
With attention to each participant's background, teams of up to four people will be assembled. Ideally every team will have:
- a creative coder / programmer, literate in the expressive uses of technology.
- a visual / performance / theatre / dance or similar artist that manages and plays with objects and bodies in display.
- a film / documentary maker / writer / screenwriter, role that understands the scripting and timing of a story.
This team will pick one of the stories from their own collection.
The sessions are for transmedia creators and producers, filmmakers, , game designers, creative coders, writers, visual and sound artists, performance and spoken-word artists, as well as scholars and researchers interested in the expressive capacity of virtual reality.
Oscar Raby is a multimedia artist looking into the contemporary and future ways of storytelling. His deepest interest lies in finding how new media can rearrange that narrative by facilitating the interaction between audience and artefacts. Within this framework he produced the immersive documentary Assent, work that has been awarded and included in new media festivals internationally. Most recently shown at Nordisk Panorama.
When: November 3-4 09:30-16:30
Where: BoostHbg, Dunkers Kulturhus
Sign up for the workshop here!
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NOTE - You need to be a resident of Skåne in order to partake free of charge. For residents outside of Skåne the fee is 2,500 SEK. E-mail email@example.com for details.