Theatre + VR/AR/MR/XR - Industry & Academy Roundtable

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Event Date: Tuesday, February 4 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: LIB 121
“Inworlds” virtual reality and live theatre performance

This industry and academy roundtable discussion explores how theatres use immersive technology, if story changes in a headset, if virtual reality/augmented reality will replace live theatre, accessibility issues and career options.

Hosted by the Fabula(b) in the SF State School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance, School of Design and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

Roundtable participants are:

  • Elizabeth Bradley Hunter, assistant professor of Theatre Studies, SFSU (moderator)
  • Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, assistant professor of Visual Communication Design, SFSU
  • Steve Horowitz, audio director, Nickelodeon Digital and Lecturer of Composition and Music for Games/Film, SFSU
  • Steve Boyle, CEO, Epic Immersive
  • And more to be confirmed

Location: LIB 121
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Want to try some VR? Stop by LIB 260 between 10am–2pm on 2/4 to sample SFSU student VR projects and the highly anticipated live theatre + VR experience, THE UNDER PRESENTS, on the new Oculus Quest.

Photo: "Inworlds" virtual reality and live theatre performance. Courtesy of Mike Mendel and Secret Portal.

Contact: 
Elizabeth Bradley Hunter
E-mail: ebh@sfsu.edu