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The Fun Palace Carnival of Mixed Realities

The Fun Palace Carnival of Mixed Realities


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm


The Hangar, Centre for Digital Media --685 Great Northern Way , Vancouver , British Columbia (BC) Show on Google Maps

The Fun Palace (A Carnival of Mixed Realities) is a curated location-specific mixed reality event consisting of several interactive prototypes that propose new audience interactions with emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR). The Fun Palace is a provocative reinvention of the low fidelity sketches of Cedric Price (1964) and others, drawing from the field of Cybernetics. Situated in the Hangar at the Centre for Digital Media on June 25th 6pm-10pm, this event will allow audiences to engage with dancers, actors, musicians and a host of real and virtual animations and objects.

AR viewing stations throughout the Centre for Digital Media’s Hangar space will allow audiences to experience an augmented world. Contributions will include:

  • A digital dance jukebox by company in residence Small Stage that combines mixed and augmented reality;
  • A bio-sensing interactive VR Jellyfish installation;
  • A synesthetic Piano Bar;
  • A VR geo-chill dome featuring the Muse 2 and Oculus Quest;
  • A flock of Kinect-controlled birds.

Outside, audiences can also experience a VR Caravan by the iSpace Lab research team from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, and outdoor AR contributions by Yumebau and Truly Social.

Join us as audience and as participants at this mixed reality one-of-a-kind event at the Centre for Digital Media on Great Northern Way Campus on June 25th 6pm-10pm. Duration = 1 hour. Entry will be timed every hour starting at 6pm. Eventbrite tickets required.

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