Kaleidoscope Summer Showcase Vol. 1 is an event going on in the capital of the UK where both the art and science of virtual reality (VR) will be admired with various showcases and plenty of talks, and it will all take place one week today.
The event, hosted by VR marketing company Virtual Umbrella, will consist of two different sections: the Official Kaleidoscope Selection Vol. 1 where there will be over 20 new VR experiences, and the Community Showcase selection which opens up its display to local VR creators who have been invited to share their works.
As described by the event organisers themselves in a press release: “The virtual reality film and art scene is bursting in London and the Kaleidoscope Summer Showcase is a fantastic opportunity to bring together local innovators and curious individuals to discover, share, and promote the work of VR artists and creators, exploring the talent and diversity within VR as an art form.”
The confirmed set of speakers that will be attending includes CTO of Breaking Fourth, Peter Short, who created Ctrl; Erfan Saadati, Head of VR from Surround Vision, who has created 360 degree interactive pieces for Sky News; Phillip Day, Creator of Whirligig, a VR player and publishing tool of VR and 360 video; and Kim Majkut, a BAFTA nominated freelance Creative and Director with companies such as BBC, Nickelodeon, and Nissan, who specializes in immersive visual storytelling.
Tickets are now available to purchase from its official Eventbrite page for £10 (GBP) – plus a fee of 84 pence. Doors will open at 6.30pm on the 6th September, and the event will wrap up at 11pm.
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