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“Virtual gets real: exploring the industrial and societal effects of Virtual Reality”

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PODCAST | MEDIA: European Film Forum (Part 1): “Virtual gets real: exploring the industrial and societal effects of Virtual Reality” | #Venezia74

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Virtual gets real: exploring the industrial and societal effects of Virtual Reality

Virtual gets real: exploring the industrial and societal effects of Virtual Reality

– Opening remarks by Paolo Baratta (President, La Biennale di Venezia) and Roberto Viola (Director General for Telecommunications, Content and Technology, European Commission)

– Scene-setting by Michel Reilhac (Head of Submarine Channel), interviewed by Peter Cowie (Journalist)

– Panel 1 – The potential of VR for the audiovisual industry and beyond Moderator: Marjorie Paillon (Journalist) Guest speakers: Elisha Karmitz (Co-Owner and Managing Director, MK2), Laia Pujol-Tost (Senior Researcher, Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona), Jip Samhood (Founder, Samhood Media and the VR cinema), Steven ter Heide (Independent Game Developer)

– Funding VR – The Canadian Case Presentation by Stéphane Cardin (Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund) tbc

Panel 2 – Enhanced proximity or alienation? The societal effects of VR [organised in cooperation with the Connect4Climate – World Bank Group] Moderator: Peter Cowie (Journalist) Guest speakers: Gabo Arora (Creative Director and Founder of LightShed, Founder of UNVR), Thomas Ehrmann (Anthropologist Project Manager Innovation, Renault) Louie Psihoyos (Director, The Cove, Racing Extinction), Catherine Allen (VR Producer and Curator)

– Wrap-up by Giuseppe Abbamonte (Director, Media Policy, European Commission)

 

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