Virtual reality (VR) technology is quickly attracting the attention of a wide range of industries beyond videogames. As such, the new medium is starting to appear at events outside of the usual line-up of E3s and Gamescoms. One such new event is MUTEK_IMG in Montréal, Canada which is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut Montréal and the Phi Centre. In fact, VR is set to take centre stage at the upcoming second edition of the forum, which is set to take place between 1st – 3rd October 2015.
A number of events, both free and paid for, are being lined up for MUTEK_IMG. Among them is an extended stop from the Kaleidoscope travelling VR film show. This will give attendees to chance to view more than 20 popular VR experiences such as Colosse, Der Grosse Gottlieb, and the award-winning VR rendition of Vincent van Gough’s The Night Café. These experiences allow viewers to feel immersed in the story they’re watching, allowing them to look around with 360 degrees of control as if they were really there.
That’s far from all that will feature at MUTEK_IMG, however. A ‘VR SALON’ will also be hosted, having been developed with Mediabiz International and presented in collaboration with RPM (Regroupement des producteurs multimédia). For an early price of $150 CAD, which rises to $200 on 24th September, member of this group can experience the Kaleidoscope movies as well as take part in a day of conference talks on 2nd October. This will include talks from VR filmmakers throughout the day.
VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR related events, reporting back with the latest updates on them.