DIG (Digital, Interactive, and Gaming) is an exciting and innovative new showcase from the Slamdance Film Festival. The show is dedicated to spotlighting emerging independent artists working in hybrid, immersive, and interactive forms of digital art. Artist from various fields of development are encouraged to submit works that are pushing the boundaries in there respective areas of expertise. Projects selected emphasize touch, personal visual perspective, innovative connections between space and movement, or finding sense in uncertainty. This year eight works will be featured in the DIG show, including a virtual reality music sandbox, reality blurring VR, installation-based video games, and an interactive dance experience.
The show will also travel and be featured at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City Utah that runs from January 22nd through January 28th 2017.
Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm
Sunday December 4th, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm
Saturday December 10th, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
(THREE² x 3P2:VR), by Float (Kate Parsons and Ben Vance), is an interactive virtual journey heightened by optical illusions and atmospheric audio where spherical hybrids act as portals as the viewer navigates a simulated aural space to an original score by Kid606.
Bad News, by Expressive Intelligence Studio Design (James Ryan, Ben Samuel, Adam Summerville), is an installation-based game that combines procedural generation, deep simulation and live performance. In the summer of 1979, a resident in an American small town has died alone at home, and a mortician’s assistant —the player — is tasked with tracking down and notifying the next of kin.
Infinit-o, by Corazon Del Sol, is a conceptual portrait on the life and influence of three generations of female artists, Eugenia Butler, Eugenia P. Butler and Corazon Del Sol, with theme elements that oscillate between absurd dreaminess and narrative vehicles that explore the archetypes of womanhood.
Manifold Garden, by William Chyr, is a first-person exploration game in which the player rediscovers gravity and explores an Escher-esque world of impossible architecture to solve physics-defying puzzles.
Natural History, by Lilian Mehrel and Serena Parr, with original music by Eric Beam, takes a look at the natural world through 360-degree video.
Soundstage, by Logan Olsen, is a virtual reality music sandbox built specifically for room-scale virtual reality.
The Magic Dance Mirror, by Kyle Ruddick, is an interactive visual music and dance experience that creates stylized mirror images of those using it with dynamic animated visuals based on a user’s movement, audio and social interactions.
You Must Be 18 or Older to Enter, by Seemingly Pointless, re-creates the feeling of being a prepubescent kid looking at porn for the first time through interactive fiction elements combined with ASCII styled art.
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