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Versions 2017: Facing Reality

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At Versions 2016, media theorist Janet Murray said it best: “You can predict the direction of change, but you can’t predict its rate.” Now that the hype around virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality is starting to settle, we’ll turn our attention to what's working, what isn't, and the true opportunities these nascent technologies present.

Versions 2017 is Facing Reality by taking a frank look at the current pitfalls, design gaps, and technological limitations of these emerging tools, as well as how artists and technologists are persistently working to advance them in service of a dramatically new cultural form.

This year’s Versions will consider the challenges to VR’s wide-scale adoption while exploring pressing questions in its current state and future development: What experiences will these technologies offer? What new visual and sensorial languages will emerge? How will they affect our notion of what is real? How will we wield these new capabilities, and to what ends? As usual, we’ll apply our cross-disciplinary, cross-generational approach to face reality as we look forward to the next frontiers.


This event is copresented by Kill Screen & NEW INC:

Kill Screen is a videogame arts and culture company interested in the intersection between games, play, and other seats of culture, from art to music to design. They publish a website and a magazine and organize events such as their annual Two5six festival, the groundbreaking Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art, film festival with Rooftop Films, and programming for the New York Film Festival.

NEW INC is the first museum-led incubator and a hotbed for cultural innovation. Extending the New Museum's mission of supporting "New Art, New Ideas," NEW INC brings together a cohort of 100 creative practitioners working across disciplines to examine and invent the future through applied art and design thinking. Virtual Reality is a major focus at NEW INC.

Header image courtesy of Gabo Arora & the United Nations.

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