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The Eye In Space: 20th Century Observational Cinema And Virtual Reality! Rebecca Merril (4.30-5.30pm)

UCL Digifest Tuesday: Digital Identity | Digital Professionalism | Digital Footprint | Employability – #dfTue

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 from 16:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

The Eye In Space: 20th Century Observational Cinema...

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The Eye In Space: 20th Century Observational Cinema And Virtual Reality!

How can new emergent consumer level virtual reality technologies be engaged to further the truth eye of Dziga Vertov’s cinema? How can we utilize 3 dimensions to shorten the distance between the present and real and the image on screen? Can a virtual experience go further then the cinema, and if it can – can it provide a space for a politically/emotionally activating experience?

The event will encompass a short opening talk discussing the relationship between the eye and virtual experience, following the milestones of observational personal cinema through the 20th Century from the early travelogues of the 1900’s and ending with the purely virtual experience, LUXURY SIMULATOR.

Following the talk, attendee’s will one by one be selected to collect the grand prize of being strapped into the virtual world LUXURY SIMULATOR and live like the $$$$0.00001%%%%$$$ AT THE END OF FOREVER.

Then we will have much feedback and discussion and some candy.


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Watch the session introduction video on YouTube


About the session host
Rebecca Merril is a student of The Slade School of Fine Art.


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Participants are encouraged to take photographs, film clips and recordings of sessions and distribute these via social media. In addition the event organisers will be capturing the event and distributing photographs and film clips via the event website and other public channels. By attending a digifest event you consent to photographs and film clips being used in this way. Please inform the event organisers at each session if you do not wish to be recorded and we will endeavour to ensure this. For queries, please contact ele@ucl.ac.uk.

Do you have questions about The Eye In Space: 20th Century Observational Cinema And Virtual Reality! Rebecca Merril (4.30-5.30pm)? Contact UCL Digifest Tuesday: Digital Identity | Digital Professionalism | Digital Footprint | Employability – #dfTue

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