May 15, 2023

Editorial⎪In the midst of advanced XR technologies, old-school tech interactives can still pack a punch

An AI-generated trans drag show, a dystopian game about digital “security” and an almost pornographic immersive VR piece about gay saunas in Taiwan. These were some of the pieces at the recent CPH:DO…

September 23, 2022

"To see life through a more whimsical lens" - German Heller (EGGSCAPE)

A look at Eggscape, winner of the Venice Immersive Special Jury Prize at Venezia79, and one of the most original works presented at the Venice Film Festival this year.

August 30, 2022

Report⎪Access to Audiences: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities in XR Content Distribution

"Access to Audiences" is the new report from The Animation Workshop / VIA University College, leaded by Michelle Kranot. Exploring the challenges and emerging opportunities in XR content distribution…

July 15, 2022

Editorial⎪Crafting a Market for Independent XR - A Review

Recently, a major report studying what I refer to as the narrative XR arts sector has been published by Québec/Canada XR, and it’s as comprehensive and voluminous a report as one could ask for. Entit…

June 14, 2022

Review⎪LUSTRATION: connecting mainstream audiences to immersive stories

Lustration VR is a 4-episode virtual reality series made using Quill and available on Oculus TV that will blow your mind with its intricate plot and fantasy/noir content. A production in which the vi…

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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…

December 20, 2021

Review⎪THE INFINITE: ⁠A Giant Leap for XR

THE INFINITE is not only one of the most visually stimulating XR exhibitions in recent memory but also, and perhaps surprisingly, a remarkably moving experience.

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…

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…

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,…

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…