Happy New Year, everyone! CES 2015 is around the bend, and we're looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store. As always, we really have no clue what to expect - which is why CES is so much fun. Hope to see you there!
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!