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Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR

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49 East Walnut Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

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Art credit: Molmol Kuo

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XR—a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)—three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century of computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space.

The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire, a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that “the medium is the message”—that the “message” inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality.

So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

For a question that big, we turn to the artists and storytellers: the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. And it deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage. The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis.

XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.

Sponsored by RYOT, Meow Wolf, VRScout, Magik Gallery, Raptor House Effects, and Hit+Run.

All proceeds from the Spatial Reality exhibit directly benefit the contributing artists as well as ArtCenter, CalArts, City of Hope, and Innovate Pasadena.

General admission is free. VIP tickets provide immediate access at reserved times for selected experiences.

Due to the range of XR headsets and art installations, each experience is limited to 10 minutes. Demoing the Moonbloom AR headset experience is not guaranteed in the free ticket option.

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