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April 20, 2022

Decoding XR: SURVIVING 9/11, Victor Agulhon, Chloe Rochereuil (Targo)

Last year, one of the Targo productions (a VR documentary production company based in France) was released on Oculus TV. A memorial work on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept…

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March 28, 2022

Editorial⎪Shifting view : VR is the new force in documentary making

New perspectives, different horizons, illuminated inequality: the list of enriching features we consume as documentary viewers is long. So, it’s no surprise that the market is going from strength to …

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March 22, 2022

Television: 5 series that bet on virtual and augmented reality

The numerous immersive works that flourish every year prove that virtual reality has largely integrated the art world. The 7th art is not left behind, as shown by the prestigious film festivals that …

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March 16, 2022

Editorial⎪Rethinking moderation systems for the Metaverse

While Meta has been trying to convince the general public to embrace virtual reality since 2016, the firm does not yet seem to have solved the problems of violence and toxicity observable today in on…

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February 14, 2022

Review⎪From Synthesizers to Synthetic Reality: Jean-Michel Jarre and XR Studio VRrOOm achieve the impossible for Hyper Weekend Festival

After the hugely successful Notre Dame VR experience, legendary artist & producer Jean-Michel Jarre returned with VR studio and metaverse architects VRrOOm for “OXYMORE” as a part of Hyper Weekend Fe…

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January 6, 2022

A Step Toward The OASIS (5/5): OASIS for good?

Dystopia is a common feature in fiction that picture the near future where reality and virtual reality become indiscernible. The popular narrative goes something like this: the protagonist is fascina…

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December 2, 2021

A Step Toward The OASIS (4/5): Business Model

Who are capitalizing on the OASIS? And how? Everything is changing at a terrifying speed. During the past two months, it seems as if the term ‘metaverse’ has begun to parallel the ‘the 4th Industrial…

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November 15, 2021

A Step Toward The OASIS (3/5): Experience

What are the requirements for the OASIS user experience? The last two posts explored how 1) the OASIS is not a distant future, but an imminent reality and 2) “open-source reality” platforms such as Y…

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October 11, 2021

A Step Toward The OASIS (2/5): Content

What makes something “mainstream”? Do you remember when and how you first started using “mainstream” social media such as Facebook, YouTube, KakaoTalk, etc? Perhaps a random acquaintance invited you,…

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October 3, 2021

Review⎪WE LIVE IN AN OCEAN OF AIR: The Essence of the Breath

For the first time since its Particles of Existence exhibit in 2018, PHI Centre is hosting a project by Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), one of the world's leading immersive art collectives. We Live in…

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August 11, 2021

A Guide to Virtual Reality: Top 9 Experiences about Space

For a few years now, VR content releases have been multiplying, and that's good news! Whether you are a beginner or not, here is a first guide to the best immersive content available - A selection by…

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August 5, 2021

Decoding XR: PAPER BIRDS, German Heller

With a festival tour beginning in 2020 (and ongoing), the two parts of PAPER BIRDS have been available on the Oculus store since early July. On this occasion, let's go back to the production of this …

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July 9, 2021

Diving into Canadian XR - Portrait of Ziad Touma (Couzin Films)

As part of an initiative led by the cultural services of the French Embassy in Canada, coordinated by Alliance Française de Vancouver in partnership with Xn Québec, Québec/Canada XR is proposing a s…

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June 23, 2021

Xn Quebec presents a map of +100 Canadian XR creative studios

At the initiative of the cultural services of the French Embassy in Canada and the Consulate General of France in Quebec City, the Alliance Française de Vancouver and Xn Quebec have been working for …

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May 23, 2021

A Guide to Virtual Reality: Top 6 Experiences on Art and Artists

For a few years now, VR content releases have been multiplying, and that's good news! Whether you are a beginner or not, here is a first guide to the best immersive content available - A selection by…

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April 26, 2021

Decoding XR: REEDUCATED, Jon Bernson, Matt Huynh & Nicholas Rubin

A technical in-depth look at the documentary Reeducated, winner of the Special Jury Recognition for Immersive Journalism award at SXSW Online 2021