Reel Life: WA Film Industry News September 2021

Unknown Pleasures at XR:WA Unknown Pleasures at XR:WA

Next on the Revelation agenda is XR:WA.

We invite you to explore the immersive world of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and gaming at the annual XR:WA free Conference and Expo 17-19 September.

Spread across three days and taking place at multiple locations in the Perth Cultural Centre, this major conference and public exhibition showcases the ideas, works, technology and constantly evolving environment of the VR, AR and digital screen industry.

The programme is unlike any other screen-based conference in Australia and features industry talks and panels with local, national and international guests.

The enormously popular Games and Experience emporium encourages exploration of VR and AR technology and features VR/AR experiences, live untethered VR team gameplay and a 360 degree cinema showcasing a range of local and international cinematic works.

XR:WA also presents trade exhibitions and workshops with keynote speakers delving into the immersive and digital screen-based forms of art, entertainment, education and training, science and research, and business.

The State Library of Western Australia will host a range of workshops and panels commencing with an Industry Day on Friday 17 September where the local immersive sector will be showing off their wares with a special VR and immersive field day allowing punters to speak directly with developers and companies forging new directions in this exciting area.

Code A Story XRWA
Code-A-Story Workshop

Other programme highlights include –
- Code-A-Story Workshop; a family friendly workshop where you’ll learn to program a robot to map out a story (suitable for children aged 5-9, bookings are free but online registration is essential);
- Reflections Of Iwanoff; created as part of the WA Reflections partnership with Screenwest, this innovative new work brings the original plans of a mid-20th century brutalist design of renowned West Australian architecture icon, Iwan Iwanoff, to life via 3D rendering and a bespoke tour of the home by Restoration Australia host Stuart Harrison;
- Unknown Pleasures: Immersive Tech In Care; a panel discussion exploring the extraordinary leaps and bounds of immersive technology and applications in health and healthcare;
- Social innovation: Closing the Divide; a panel discussion exploring the impact of limited access to digital technologies in a digital age;
- Deepfake; a panel discussion exploring speech-to-speech voice cloning in screen culture; and
- Game Narratives to Cinema Stories; a panel discussion exploring the journey of computer game stories to film with 'Mortal Kombat' Director Simon McQuoid

XR:WA is not just a celebration of what is being achieved by local organisations in our very own backyard, the conference and expo presents the opportunity to showcase the current and future capabilities of these technologies, and is designed to inspire a new generation of creatives and business to explore the world of possibilities in VR, AR, immersive technology and gaming.

XR:WA is on from 17-19 September at Perth Cultural Centre.



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