Any David Cronenberg fans? Today is your lucky day!
In 2013, CFC Media Lab in co-production with TIFF produced and launched the Body/Mind/Change (BMC) interactive experience starring David Cronenberg. The digital extension of TIFF's David Cronenberg: Evolution, Body/Mind/Change immerses audiences in a "Cronenbergian" world inspired by the film Videodrome, re-imagined for the 21st century and is the world's first interactive narrative experience that generates a 3D-printed object. Panelists include Jason Jerald (NextGen Interactions), Ana Serrano (Canadian Film Centre), Blair Renaud (Occupied VR), and J. Lee Williams (Occupied VR).
Let's face it: while VR and immersive tech is great, it's viability all comes down to dollars and cents. Great content and technology ideas are useless unless there are significant dollars behind them, and crowdfunding options like Kickstarter are not a sure thing for the would-be immersive-tech innovator.
The Immersed Industry Builders Panel is all about business and finance for VR, AR, 3D, and more. This panel features Martin Lord (Ontario Centres of Excellence), Mark Lawrence (Network of Angel Organizations - Ontario), Shelley Coultish (Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada), Mauricio Ospina, Government of Ontario's Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, and Ana Serrano (Canadian Film Centre). If you are looking to raise capital for your new or existing business, this is a must-watch panel!
The latest version of VorpX was released today! VorpX makes it possible to play existing games in VR by extrapolating stereoscopic 3D imagery and adding headtracking support for products like the Oculus Rift. They have a huge changelog which is too long to mention here, but what stands out the most is they've expanded their positional tracking game support list. They've also made it possible to add positional tracking to most if not all games in their advanced options.