Kaleidoscope is launching its 2016 Summer Showcase, a quarterly event series dedicated to the exploration of virtual reality as an art form, featuring the best in cinematic virtual reality, games, and immersive experiences. The showcase launches on the heels of Kaleidoscope’s successful World Tour, which visited 10 cities across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, the Summer Showcase will launch on September 6th in London, England, with five additional cities holding events throughout the month. Powered by Wevr Transport, the Kaleidoscope Summer Showcase is the premier event series for virtual reality experiences made by independent artists.
After reviewing nearly two hundred submissions, Kaleidoscope selected 24 remarkable projects including a diverse selection of innovative and thought provoking experiences including the World Premieres of Joost Jordens and Mike von Rotz’s otherworldly TRANSITION, and Zohar Kfir’s experimental tour de force LE TEMPS PERDU, as well as special screenings of the hand drawn experience DRAWING ROOM by visual artist Jan Rothuizen, George Michael Bower’s musical playground PLAYTHINGS VR, a new Vive version of Google Spotlight Stories’s masterpiece PEARL, the addictive game BLARP! from Cabibbo, and much more. Showcase events will also include presentations from top VR creators.
“The quality of work in the Summer Showcase is remarkable and proves virtual reality is quickly evolving into a legitimate art form,”
-said Kaleidoscope co-founder René Pinnell. “We are thrilled to feature new projects from new creators, and to highlight the groundbreaking work of local pioneers in each city. And finally, we are thankful to our amazing Community Directors who invest their time and energy into organizing these Showcase events and fostering each city’s community of VR Creators.”
Inspired by initiatives like TEDx that empower local innovators, Kaleidoscope’s quarterly event series is run entirely by a network of local community leaders. After interviewing nearly a hundred applicants, Kaleidoscope selected Community Directors for San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Montréal, London, Berlin, Leipzig, Paris, Amsterdam, and Seoul, with more cities launching each quarter. This talented and dedicated group of innovators organize events, discover and promote local VR Creators, and grow the community of artists and engineers who use virtual reality to tell stories, express ideas, and explore the human experience.
The Summer Showcase kicks off this Tuesday in London, with five additional cities holding events throughout the month. For dates, tickets, and a full list of selected projects please visit kaleidovr.com/2016-summer-
- LONDON (Sept. 6) – Buy Tickets
- NEW YORK (Sept. 13) – Buy Tickets
- BERLIN (Sept. 16) – Buy Tickets
- LOS ANGELES (Sept. 22) – Buy Tickets
- SEOUL (Sept. 23) – Buy Tickets
- SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 30) – Buy Tickets
The dedicated, talented and enthusiastic Community Directors responsible for organizing the Summer Showcase.