At the start of September Kaleidoscope held its first Summer Showcase Vol. 1 in London, UK. The event is part of a global series of shows for virtual reality (VR) creators and serious enthusiasts that explores the art and science of the technology. Over the last few weeks the showcase has travelled to New York, Berlin, Los Angeles and Seoul, South Korea. The final event will be taking place in San Francisco, California this week.
Hosted by Obscura, an award-winning creative studio, the Showcase will be an evening filled with over 40 VR stations featuring a curated selection of immersive experiences from independent artists.
On the Oculus Rift the selection includes: Drawing Room, a hand drawn project by visual artist Jan Rothuizen; Fabulous Wonder.Land an animated musical video take on the stage show of the same name created by The Royal National Theatre; MARE, a VR adventure experienced through a mechanical bird and a lost girl on a journey through a mythical world; TRANSITION, an experience based on the music of Kettel & Secede and Virtual Drag a series of 3D scans of drag queens and kings.
While on HTC Vive there’s: BLARP! a fun-filled physics videogame; real-time strategy game Cosmic Trip; animation Pearl and Playthings a music playground set on a tropical island.
The Gear VR also features with the largest selection available: Does Not Exist drops viewers into the centre of Reeps One’s first VR Beatbox performance; fashion film Fragments; The Invisible Man a short 360-degree drama; immersive music experience Light, plus many more.
Tickets are now available to purchase from its official Eventbrite page for $20 – $25 USD excluding fees. Doors will open at 6.45pm on the 30th September, closing at 11pm.
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