WEIRD REALITY: Head-Mounted Art && Code

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October 6th – October 9th, 2016
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CFA 111, Carnegie Mellon University

WEIRD REALITY is dedicated to exploring new and independent visions for virtual, augmented and mixed realities. We aim to showcase independent and emerging voices, imaginative approaches, diverse and oftentimes marginalized perspectives, and critical positions on VR/AR/MR that depart from typical tech fantasies and other normative, corporate media. Our symposium features artist talks, panels, technical demos and practical workshops, speed presentations, an attendee-driven un-conference — and a public VR Salon presented in cooperation with the 2016 VIA Festival, Pittsburgh’s premier festival of new music and audiovisual culture. With a focus on the conversations that aren’t happening elsewhere, WEIRD REALITY (by day) and VIA (by night) will be a conference-festival combination like no other.

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About the Art && Code Symposium Series

Half maker’s festival, half academic conference, WEIRD REALITY is organized by the CMU Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a laboratory for atypical, anti-disciplinary, and inter-institutional research at the intersections of arts, science, technology and culture. The Art && Code WEIRD REALITY edition has been co-curated by Golan Levin (Director of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry) and Lauren Goshinski (Co-Director, VIA) —and is our fourth Art && Code symposium, a series of events concerned with democratizing new tools and liberating the cultural potentials of emerging technologies. Check out our previous editions!