360 Talk Show ‘The Future is Virtual’ Coming to Facebook Live, AltspaceVR, and iTunes
The Future is Virtual premieres Friday 5th May.
Clever Fox and Embolden Entertainment have announced a new talk show focused on the virtual reality (VR) industry called The Future is Virtual.
The show aims to bridge the gap between immersive media commentary, pop culture, and futurism with episodes hosted by Chadwick Turner and Dekker Dreyer. The Future is Virtual will launch tomorrow with a live show and selection of binge episodes. The first few in the series will feature topics ranging from the nature of virtual celebrity with Caitlin O’Connor of Arsenic Magazine to how big data will impact human evolution with Australian artist Ian Milliss.
“I love what we do on TFIV. There are so many artists creating in VR and AR and I want the audience to love this revolution as much as I do,” said Dekker Dreyer CCO of studio Clever Fox in a statement. “The show has to be smart. It has to be funny. That means we’re front-loading it with interesting people and big ideas. Artists, actors, educators, scientists, musicians, writers, anyone who has a passion for VR. At the end of the day our show isn’t talking about headsets or platforms or cameras or game engines, we’re talking about how daily life will be completely transformed by this technology.”
“I’ve been in VR/AR since working at Amazon on the Fire Phone. That project educated me on the power of the smartphone — today, 2 billion devices worldwide have the capability of playing immersive content, however we still need better games, videos and experiences to convince consumers to leverage the power in their pocket. The smartphone is just the beginning of our ascension into virtual and augmented realities…and through TFIV I’m eager to investigate with my good friend Dekker, how society will be affected on both a personal and global scale,” adds Chadwick Turner CSO of MANDT VR.
The Future is Virtual will debut on Friday 5th May, at 6pm EST / 3pm PT / 11pm GMT. Guests include Ela Darling, pornstar and founder of vrtube.xxx and Ceven Grey of LA’s Arqade immersive entertainment space. The show will be streamed through a 360-degree Facebook Live feed whilst being simulcast to a virtual studio audience via AltspaceVR for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung GearVR users.
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