Virtual Reality As An Artistic Tool with New Media Artist, DreamBait
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Virtual Reality As An Artistic Tool with New Media Artist, DreamBait

Virtual Reality As An Artistic Tool with New Media Artist, DreamBait

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1871 - Chicago's Technology & Entrepreneurship Center

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza

Suite 1212

Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Midwest Immersive presents New Media Artist, DreamBait

About The Speaker:

DreamBait is the audio/visual/virtual output of Vincent Naples, a Chicago based New Media Artist and Producer working with sound, light, interactive design, 3D projection and immersive environments. Their work explores improvisatory dynamics in time, 2-and-3-dimensional space, and Virtual Reality as an extension of the artist.

This talk is given from the perspective of an artist approaching the technology of a VR space, searching for tools, networks, technicians and a workflow for creating within AR, VR, and interactive multimedia environments.

Art happens at the point of experience, and as we all explore the nascent technology of virtual reality, Vincent Theodore Naples will share his own findings and talk through the process and obstacles of discovery, curation and execution of a VR gallery exhibition, Post Chroma.

Read more about the exhibition on NEWCITY Design.


EVENT SCHEDULE
5:30 pm - Networking and demos begin
6:30 pm - Presentation begins
7:00 pm - Q&A
7:30 pm - Networking and demos resume
8:00 pm - Event ends, after-party at Moe's Cantina / 155 W. Kinzie


AFTER PARTY

The after-party celebration will be at Moe’s Cantina, located at 155 W. Kinzie, a 3-minute walk from the Merchandise Mart. Specials: 1/2 off of all small plates, $4 Budlight bottles, $6 Sangrias, and $8 Moe's Margaritas.


ELEVATORS

The Merchandise Mart is one of the largest building in the world, with 4,000,000 square feet of floor space, and has over 30 different elevators. The elevator banks we recommend you take are:

Main/Corporate Elevator Bank: This bank is closest to The Merchandise Mart main entrance directly parallel to the Chicago River. Take these up to the 12th Floor, exit the elevator bank, and take a right down the long hallway to 1871.

Orleans Street Elevator Bank: This is the elevator bank closest to the 1871 entrance on the 12th Floor. This elevator is located closest to Orleans/Merchandise Mart Plaza Drive, by the Divvy Bikes.


PARKING

Luxe Valet can meet you at The Merchandise Mart and valet park your car (they can even wash and fuel it!) and will return it whenever you are ready to leave. Download the Luxe App on iOS or Android. Enter promo code "1871Guest" under Payment for one free park ($15 credit) at The Merchandise Mart.

SpotHero can help you secure and pay for a parking spot in advance, usually at a discounted cost. Visit the Storytelling in VR SpotHero Parking Page or download the iPhone or Android app to book your spot from your phone. New to SpotHero? Enter promo code MWIMMERSIVE at checkout for an extra $5 off parking!

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1871 - Chicago's Technology & Entrepreneurship Center

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza

Suite 1212

Chicago, Illinois 60654

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