[artinfo] Crosstalk Open Call For Indie VR works

Szilvi Nemet szilvi.nemet at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 11:04:15 CEST 2017

Crosstalk Video Art Festival
9th edition


„Once memories and dreams, the dead and ghost, become technologically reproducible, we no longer need the powers of hallucination”1

Open Call

VR storytelling
Fulldome (360) videos
Under the radar makers

1 Friedrich Kittler

The same logic that instigated isolationism and the proliferation of alternative worlds in politics, filter bubbles and echo chambers in interpersonal relations triggered the revival of a technological artifact that externalizes realities of different kinds for the individual. 

»Technological materiality«
Known as ‘the reality-producing device’, virtual reality technologies model high-fidelity environments with visual and kinetic feedbacks. Within VR experiences, representational proxies simulate corporeality allowing for actions at a distance without physical compromise. 

»Indie as a parasite«
Since all the major stakeholders in the technology industry are shapeshifting their services and products to 3D user interfaces, a standalone Web 3.0 is in formation. Considering the heavy computational capacities (ultra-high resolution, render farms, massive processing power) of VR technology, indie content comes forth on the big industrial hardwares „in the night shift”.

Application deadline 30 August 2017

Submit your entry here <https://goo.gl/forms/dtrJA4WNzKYIgZiZ2>

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