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The Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories (“FIVARS”) will be hosting a free preview of curated VR content at the Camp Wavelength music festival on Toronto island, on Saturday August 29th 2015.
This is the first year of Camp Wavelength – a 3-day festival (August 28th-30th) offering overnight camping and performances by Do Make Say Think, Blonde Elvis, Wooden Sky and Holy F$#!, among others.
On the second day, we will be featuring a special presentation of “MansLaughter” from Cinemersia in Texas – the ‘world’s first virtual reality feature film’, alongside other curated virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D story experiences from around the world including “LoVR” by Immersive, Inc. from the UK, “Snow Globe” by Transportive.Technology and “Teleportaled” by PAVR from California.
The showcase will be presented by Toronto’s virtual reality organizers VRTO and VBAReality – the same people who brought you VAR07.15 – the largest Virtual and Augmented Reality showcase in Ontario. It is in anticipation of a larger showcase they are mounting in Toronto in mid-September – the official FIVARS show.
“We chose the name FIVARS carefully” says VRTO founder Keram Malicki-Sanchez. “We wanted to move away from the idea of ‘Film’ Festival because virtual reality is a nascent platform for new modes of storytelling that break from traditional cinematic convention.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to preview our festival at the inaugural Camp Wavelength – which in itself represents a forward-thinking artistic mindset.”
“FIVARS is about building a cultural awareness around this new leading edge technology,” says VBAReality founder Joseph Ellsworth “While at times we may choose to still enjoy a window view through a cinema, or television screen, we now have the potential of entering into the experience and being at the heart of the story.”
Free demos will be available at Camp Wavelength on August 29th, starting when the gates open at 12pm until 6pm. (Admission included with Festival ticket.)
FIVARS Virtual Reality Showcase Preview Presented by VRTO and VBAReality Saturday August 29th, 2015 12-6pm Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, 433 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island
Camp Wavelength is ALL AGES / Licensed You must be 13+ to use virtual reality technology.
[JULY 9th, 2015, Toronto] Come and experience the latest developments in Virtual and Augmented reality hardware and content at VAR – a strategic partnership co-organized by three distinct Meetup groups including Vangard/ARTO, VBAReality and VRTO taking place at the incredible new Ryerson Student Learning Centre at 341 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.
This collaborative showcase – one of the largest of its kind in Ontario, Canada – focuses on demonstrations from some of the best VR and AR developers in the city of Toronto and environs.
Here is the current list of exhibitors, with more being added daily: