Raindance immersive summit presented by bose | 26 SEPT
Raindance is committed to championing the creators who are pushing the artistic boundaries in the mediums of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Join us at the Summit, our annual symposium of eye-opening talks and panel discussions, shining the spotlight on leading creators and emerging voices from around the world.
Our keynote speaker is Matt Neutra, Lead Experience Engineer at Bose, who will tell us about how Bose is using decades of product experience to create an AR platform that enables developers and creators to build accessible immersive experiences at scale. By our very nature, humans are storytellers. We have always leveraged technology to enhance stories so that we can connect with others, convey information, and share culturally significant experiences. Hear about Bose’s journey to create an end-to-end experience creation workflow that honours and liberates both the creator and the audience with immersive audio-led experiences.
VENUE: VUE PICCADILLY CINEMA
10:30am: Welcome Note | Elliot Grove, Raindance Founder
10:35am: Curator’s Introduction | Mária Rakušanová
11am: Rise of Animals with David Attenborough | Elliot Graves, Director (UK)
11:15am: Anonymous | Samantha Kingston, Director, Writer and Key Cast (UK)
11:30am: Playing God | Ben Fredericks, Director, and Alex Ruhl, Producer (UK)
11:45am: Afterlife | Luisa Valencia, Director (Canada)
12pm: Lunch break
1pm: Panel: Location-based Entertainment, New Avenues for XR Showcase, Audience Engagement and Monetisation
1:45pm: Glimpse | Lee Harris, Producer (UK)
2pm: The Holy City | Nimrod Shanit, Director and Executive Producer (Israel)
2:20pm: Operation Othello: I Am Not What I Am | Mary Chieffo, Writer, Producer and Key Cast (USA)
3pm: Immersive Games Panel with Maze Theory, Fast Travel Games and Italic Pig
4pm: Consequences AR, a Location-Based Immersive AR Grime Opera | Muki Kulhan (Executive Producer) in conversation with Rob Morgan (Creative Director) and Harry Shotta (Multi-Award-Winning Rapper, Performer and Writer) (UK)
4:30pm: Experience, Accessibility and Scale – Bringing Low Friction AR to the World | Keynote by Matt Neutra, Lead Experience Engineer at Bose (USA)
5:30pm: Closing Words | Elliot Grove and Mária Rakušanová
5:35pm: Networking and pictures on the red carpet
*The key art for this year’s Raindance Immersive strand was created in Virtual Reality by the award-winning artist Sutu a.k.a. Stuart Campbell, the creator of VR documentaries such as Inside Manus for SBS, Mind at War for RYOT Films, The Battle of Hamel for the Australian War Memorial and Future Dreaming for NITV. He has also been commissioned by Marvel, Google and Disney to create VR art for properties such as Doctor Strange and Ready Player One.