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Signals

Exploring creative technology’s potential in storytelling.

Image: Sanctuary: A Tale of Two Forests Dome Project

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A unique interactive exhibition, Signals celebrates the creative power, playfulness, and storytelling potential of new technologies. In its first edition, Signals will feature BC’s wealth of talent in a multi-day showcase of Canadian and Indigenous works.

Oct 1 & 2

Emily Carr University, Centre for Digital Media, and Departure Lounge

 

Welcome to a new interactive exhibition that investigates the power and potential of creative technologies in storytelling. At a time where technology, the internet and entertainment are converging, we’re also on the cusp of a shift to a new era of computing and digital human experience. In celebration of the 40 year old video game industry in BC and the 25th anniversary of DigiBC, we have curated 16 projects that let you watch, interact and imagine the possibilities of where storytelling is going. You will have two hours to explore three themes, each in their own spaces:

 

  • Descend explores the impact of video game engines on live performance in Opera, Music and filmmaking

  • cikâstehtin (its shadow can be seen; reflected [by rays of light]) featuring two powerful immersive documentaries and several AR works

  • Virtual Arcade is the playground where you can paint, play and interact

 

We hope you enjoy and join us in thanking the artists, studios and our sponsors!

 

Co-Curators

Debi Wong, Loretta Todd, Loc Dao

 

See below for how to book your time slot


 

DESCEND

Enjoy a timed live public performance including:

Wasteland, Signals Exhibition image

Wasteland

 

From Verstatlie Media, this playful demo shows you the power and potential of real-time virtual production tools, letting you race a monster truck through a virtual 360 environment, while someone else controls the camera and nails “the shot”



 

cikâstehtin

Its shadow can be seen; reflected (by rays of light)

 

Book a time slot for the following experiences:


 

VIRTUAL ARCADE

Free roam between upcoming, new and classic video game offers and hands-on collaborative controller experiences:

Signal exhibition map

How to Participate

Attendance is free, but availability is limited, so please reserve your ticket early!

  • Click the booking button below and select your 2 hour time slot

  • Check your email a few days before the event for full program details and what to expect when you arrive

  • Arrive 15-30 minutes before your time slot to get registered, grab a location map and reserve your bookable experiences

  • Wander, discover, play and enjoy. 

  • Once your time slot is up, we ask that you make room for the next round of guests.

Available Exhibition Times

Saturday October 1

12:00-2:00 pm

2:00-4:00 pm

Sunday October 2

12:00-2:00 pm

2:00-4:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm

NOTE: Signals also features V-Unframed, a selection of a dozen world renowned VR headset experiences. You must book a separate ticket to experience V-Unframed (also free! – see below) We encourage you to book an adjacent but not overlapping time slot to your Signals ticket, if possible.


Signals is supported by:

           

Signals is also supported by:

IM4 Media Lab, the Centre for Digital Media, Showmax, Go2 Productions, MonsterCat, Electronic Arts, Fasken and S+F Group Benefits Inc.

Also featuring V-Unframed

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Alliance Française Vancouver invites you to explore and connect at V-Unframed, your journey between art and virtual reality, on October 1-3, 2022.

The fourth edition of this immersive digital art exhibition showcases artworks from local and international artists, including Espace V, Alliance Française Vancouver’s unique VR space.

 

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