12-14 of May // Stockholm

KTH Royal Institute of Technology will host the first international virtual reality festival dedicated to science

Information

VR Sci_Fest is free open event for students, citizens & guests of Stockholm.
Welcome to explore spherical world of Science!

Vr Talks

Opening the event on May 12 will be VR_Talks at Epicenter focusing on VR, in which leading international innovators and influencers in the field will present and demonstrate their ideas about VR and science.

Vr Sci Film Festival

The VR Scientific Film Festival will be held at the Dome of Visions at KTH, featuring more than 30 VR films about science and technology screening simultaneously in 30 VR headsets.

Vr Sci Expo

Interactive stations from major businesses such as NCC, Telia, Intel and Fjörd Accenture will allow visitors to be involved in different R&D VR cases.

In addition, the academic projects from MIT, Stanford, CERN and other top universities will present projects from their VR Labs.

The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship in collaboration with VR Sverige will organize a VR Sci Startups Alley, where small and upcoming companies can present their Sci-VR cases.

Workshops

Workshops over the following two days will explore the use of VR and augmented reality in such areas as communication, living services and construction, representing perspectives from both international academic research centers and industrial R&D.

Vr Art

Outside the campus, a number of venues in the heart of Stockholm will open their doors to the public: VR & Art exhibition will be held at the creative space, Färgfabriken, VR & media at Epicenter digital house.

May 12 / 18:00 - 21:00

// Epicenter

VR Talks

VR_Talks is an opening the event in which leading international innovators and influencers in the field will present and demonstrate their ideas about VIRTUAL FUTURE.

Registration is opened

Speakers // Virtual Future

Daan Kip

VR Base

Recently Daan Kip founded VR BASE in Amsterdam with the goal of uniting the several physical hotspots in Europe and to create a true VR/AR ecosystem. VR BASE is an incubator/co-working space, accelerator program / fund and experimental content studio.

Håkan Lidbo

Libido Music

Hakan Lidbo is an artist and innovator that have made hundreds of records, interactive art, film, books, games, apps, robots and VR. He explores the very nature of imagination, gamifying the idea making process and making training camps for creative thinking.

Nick Fortugno

Playmatics

Nicholas Fortugno is an American game designer and educator. Fortugno is CCO of Playmatics LLC, a New York City-based game development studio focusing on casual games. Since 2002, Fortugno has taught the Game Design and Interactive Narrative program at Parsons The New School for Design, and has contributed to the development of the school’s game design curriculum.

Sara Lisa Vogl

Lucid Trips

Sara is on a mission to explore what the heck VR is. Especially fascinated by UX & art in VR she is working on the VR game Lucid Trips, teaches VR at Design Factory International Hamburg and guides longtime VR Trips in collaboration with academic researchers as the worlds first VR Shaman.

Alexander Porter

SCATTER NYC

Alexander Porter is an experimental photographer and VR director. His career as a digital artist and documentarian enable him to combine traditional approaches with computational photography; exploring the documentary potential of emerging reality capture techniques. Alexander is the Co-Creator of DepthKit, a company creating volumetric filmmaking techniques for virtual reality.

Tomek Augustyn

Fjord

Tomek leads the Creative Technology practice and Chaotic R&D lab at Fjord Stockholm, exploring emerging technologies and diverse ways of rapid prototyping. The projects range from front-end, through IoT to VR.

Adam Horowitz

MIT

Adam works in Neuroscience and the Arts at MIT. As a Neuroscience RA at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, he studies Mindfulness and Metacognition. As a leader of MIT Hacking Arts, he creates tech/art STEAM projects that aim to expand defined disciplinary boundaries, currently working between Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the MIT Media Lab.

Boo Aguilar

Blank Canvas

Technological evangelist, developer, futurist and Researcher of human-computer interaction processes, Boo shipped seminal work for immersive mediums like VR, AR and MR, many of them with early access invitations to use the world's first kits of many technologies like the Rift, Vive and Microsoft Hololens. Boo leads projects on the intersection of technology, philosophy, science and arts, transitioning in topics like (bio)engineering, AI and Nanotech with partners and clients who are leaders in those fields, such as MIT, IBM, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Unity Technologies, Dassault and Volkswagen.

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May 13-14 / 11:00-17:00

// Dome of Visions

VR Sci Films

VR/360 degree films about Science and Technology

Registration is opened

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Zero Days Vr

SCATTER NYC // Alexander Porter | DepthKit Photography | USA

Early in the Obama administration, the United States created plans for a crippling cyber attack against Iran in the event that diplomatic efforts to constrain the Iranian nuclear program were unsuccessful. The plan, code named "Nitro Zeus" was designed to disable communication infrastructure, essential parts of the power grid, and disable air defenses. This massive yet secret effort represents the emergence of a chilling new military frontier, cyber warfare. In Alex Gibney's new film Zero Days he investigates the impacts that cyber warfare are already having on international infrastructure and the inevitable collateral damage.

Oh Deer!

Swedish Film Institute // Peter Pontikis | Sweden

Experience what a deer hunt is like — from the perspective of the deer. Oh Deer! is directed by Peter Pontikis and is the first VR film funded by the Swedish Film Institute.

Cellscape Vr Experience

XVIVO Scientific Animation // Tyler DeWitt | USA

As early as the 3rd century BC, scientists dedicated their lives to understand our innermost workings. But, thanks to virtual reality, you don’t need to be a scientist to discover how the body works on the cellular level. XVIVO Scientific Animation and YouTube educator, Tyler DeWitt coupled with a generous grant from Google Making & Science Team have created Cellscape: an immersive, educational 3D virtual reality tour that takes a look inside a human cell. You’re made of about 40 trillion cells. Dive into one of them, and explore the amazingly beautiful, complex, and dynamic microscopic world!

Astronaut Experience

TouchDown Creations // Juho Kastemaa | Finland

Еhe ISS Astronaut Experience is an interactive Virtual Reality Game aimed to introduce the feeling of being an astronaut in space. The task is to collect seven tools to survive in space. The models and sounds are mostly from NASA. The project investigates the Cosmic Ray Visual Phenomena "Light Flashes" that is perceived by the astronauts while they are in space. The sensation of "Light Flashes" can be perceived in this experience by moving your head around. Do you see the particles going forward, the flare effects and the cosmic ray sensation? Created by Juho Kastemaa @ TouchDown Creations.

Home: Vr Spacewalk Experience

BBC Studios Digital, Rewind // UK

This multi award-winning VR experience sees you throwing yourself into the void of Space 250 miles above Earth in an epic 15-minute multi sensory virtual reality experience.

The Body Vr

USA

The Body VR is an educational virtual reality experience that takes the user inside the human body. Travel through the bloodstream and discover how blood cells work to spread oxygen throughout the body. Enter one of the billions of living cells inside our body and learn how the organelles work together to fight deadly viruses.

Virry Vr

Svetlana Dragayeva, Martin Percy // Russia, UK

Virry VR is the ultimate virtual safari. Head to the African savannah to play with wild animals in their natural habitats. Filmed on location in 4K VR, Virry takes you so close to real animals, you can practically feel their breath on your neck.

Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways To Mars

8i // USA, New Zealand // Lex Halaby, Daniel Schechter, Guil Rambelli , Screenwriters: Buzz Aldrin, Andy Aldrin, Lex Halaby, Christina Korp | USA

Buzz Aldrin’s Cycling Pathways to Mars is a volumetric VR experience that takes you on a journey from the moon to Mars with Aldrin’s hologram as your guide, and brings his vision of cyclers, landers and rovers, to life.

SESSION 01: 11:00 - 12:00

Out Of Blue

DIR. Sophie Ansel // USA, France, Mexico, Australia, HongKong, Russia | 09.57 Mins | Live-Action Documentary

"Out of the Blue" is the inspiring story of the legacy inherited by the children of Cabo Pulmo. Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the Aquarium of the World, years of overfishing killed the reef and pushed its inhabitants to the brink of extinction. To get their reef back, the Castros - a family of fishermen family in Cabo Pulmo - chose to sacrifice their source of income and food by making a revolutionary yet dramatic decision: ban fishing in their own waters to encourage marine life to come back and take shelter.

Ge Locomotive: Test Track

GE (General Electric) // USA | 2.05 Mins | Science & Technology

GE's Creator-in-Residence Sally Le Page explores the Tier 4 locomotive on the test track at the Transportation Technology Center.

Hybrid Medical Reel

Hybrid Medical Animation // USA | 1.46 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

A collection of some of the best works produced and explored in 360° VR by Hybrid Medical Animation.

The Blank Canvas - Hacking Nature

DIR. Boo Aguilar, Mateus De Paula Santos // USA, Brazil | 3.58 Mins | Documentary, Animation

The most disruptive ideas of our time exist in the intersection of biotech and information tech.
We’re leveraging the true potential of immersive technologies to make the ideas of some of the most brilliant minds of our time come to life, so people can experience and understand better those fields.

Astronaut Training: Space Walk

NASA VR/360 // USA | 2.56 Mins | Documentary

A 360-degree immersive virtual reality (VR) viewing experience, featuring exclusive astronaut training footage from NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas. The stunning NASA VR/360 video, produced by Harmonic, offers a variety of perspectives - in the pool and out - as astronauts complete spacewalk training for future missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

Google Data Center 360° Tour

Google, Inc // USA | 8.28 Mins | Documentary

Google owns and operates a network of data centers around the world to keep our products running 24/7. Protecting the security and privacy of our users’ information is our foremost design criteria. Our rigorously high security measures mean that less than one percent of Google employees ever set foot in one of our data centers. Now you can get a rare peek inside a Google data center with this 360° tour.

SESSION_02: 12:00 - 13:00

The Ark

DIR. Kel O'Neill, Eline Jongsma // USA | 7.20 mins | Documentary

The Ark is a virtual reality documentary about the efforts to save the most endangered species on the planet: the northern white rhinoceros.

Synchrotron Radiation Facility In 360: Accelerating Electrons To Nearly Speed Of Light

RT // Russia | 4.36 Mins | Science & Technology

If only scientists gave us the technology to travel at the speed of light, the solar system would be an open book. For now, that's a fantasy, but scientists already know how to play around with elementary particles at a speed very close to that of light. And it's not just for the novelty – it is reaping very real benefits for mankind.

Prospects Vr Travel

Beauty of Science // China | 2.10 Mins | Animation

The Prospects is a CG 360 video about why humans are driven to uncover the secrets of the world through 4 scenes.

360° Vr Animation | Superbug

Hybrid Medical Animation // USA | 00.38 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

360° animation of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. S. pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia, and is known as a "superbug" because it has become increasingly drug-resistant worldwide.

360° Vr Animation | Neurons In The Brain

Hybrid Medical Animation // USA | 00.27 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

A 360° view of neural activity in the brain. Another example of anatomical immersive 360° animation.

Ge Store | Digital + Renewable Energy

GE (General Electric) // USA | 2.04 Mins | Science & Technology

What is the GE Store? It’s shorthand for the way we apply world-class research, technology innovation across our businesses and industries. Visit the world’s most connected wind farm to learn how we’re using Digital Twins to make our brilliant machines even more efficient.

Skrei Fishing In Norway

IVAR Stockholm // Sweden | 4.6 Mins | Documentary

Come on a journey to the north of Norway and experience Skrei fishing in 360!

Jennifer

DIR. Anders Baer // Sweden | 6.30 Mins | Animation

JENNIFER is an active women in her early 30-ties, living her daily life outside of town in the ever-changing world with interactions to so much more “things” than just a few years ago. In this journey you experience the life through Jennifer’s eyes (First-Person-View) during a common day in a time period taking place in the next 3 to 5 years! With Telia Company as one of the contributors to new services, you will experience a semi-fictive future appear as Jennifer’s life is followed during the special day of her, her birthday!

SESSION_03: 13:00 - 14:00

Arte 360: Edge Of Space

DIR. Thomas Wallner // Canada | 11 Mins | Documentary

VR filmmaker Thomas Wallner and 360 cinematographer Joergen Geerds document the flight of one of the largest stratospheric balloons into near space and capture the first 360 degree images ever recorded in the upper atmosphere.

Vrability: Maxim Kiselev

DIR. Georgy Molodtsov // Russia | 6.23 Mins | Documentary

Maxim Kiselev is the only professional figure ice wheelchair skater. In this experience you'll be able to learn, what does it mean to ice skating on a wheelchair and be both an audience and a participant of this performance thanks to Virtual Reality 360° technology (VR 360° video).

Body Vr

DIR. Mo Ben // USA | 10.36 Mins | Animated Science Documentary

The Body VR is an educational virtual reality experience that takes the user inside the human body. Travel through the bloodstream and discover how blood cells work to spread oxygen throughout the body. Enter one of the billions of living cells inside our body and learn how the organelles work together to fight deadly viruses.

Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways To Mars. Trailer

8i // USA, New Zealand | 1.21 Mins | Documentary, Animation

In Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars — the world's first holographic 'archival VR' project from LIFE VR, TIME and tech company 8i — Aldrin's 3D hologram gets to travel with viewers from his Apollo 11 landing site on the moon to Mars.

SESSION_04: 15:00 - 16:00

Are You Listening? Energy Poverty In Congo & Amazon

DIR. Sarah Hill // Brazil And Democratic Republic Of The Congo | 8.49 Mins | Non-Fiction

Step inside the stories of indigenous people in Brazil and Virunga Park Rangers in Africa whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by a lack of access to reliable power. “Are You Listening?” is a multi chapter video experience that combines immersive journalism with stories about how energy poverty is threatening lives in eastern Congo and sacred lands of the indigenous people in the Amazon.

Volcanos

ZDF Enterprises // Germany | 4.52 Mins | Nature & Wild Life

Lava bombs, towering clouds of ashes – these are some of many jaw-dropping phenomena that can be marveled at in this 360° virtual reality film.

Science On The Great Barrier Reef

DIR. Christophe Bailhache // Australia | 2.31 Mins | Nature & Wild Life

This film follows the work of coral scientists from the University of Queensland at the Heron Island Research Station.

Step Inside The Large Hadron Collider

BBC Click // UK | 3.15 Mins | Documentary

A 360 tour of CERN that takes you deep inside the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s greatest physics experiment - with BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly.

Alzheimer's Disease: Exploring The Brain

AP Digital Products // USA | 2.59 mins | Science & Technology

Viewers journey inside the brain exploring the latest scientific theories on the changes in the brain that are believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Watch CG-based recreations of healthy nerve cells and learn how plaques and tangles develop in the brain, impeding healthy brain function and how scientists believe this contribute to Alzheimer's disease.

Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart

NYT (The New York Times) // USA | 7.43 Mins | Documentary

Set foot on an alien world, three billion miles from the warmth of the sun. On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that flyby, The New York Times created a seven-minute virtual reality film. Fly over Pluto’s rugged surface, stand among the icy al-Idrisi Mountains and touchdown in frost-rimmed Elliot Crater.

SESSION_05: 16:00 - 17:00

Ge Subsea

GE (General Electric) // USA | 2.52 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Dive deep under the ocean to observe the extreme conditions experienced by our subsea power and processing systems.

Fistful Of Stars

DIR. Eliza McNitt // USA | 5.30 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

The first multidimensional view into space in virtual reality (VR) using photorealistic simulations of the iconic imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope. The film was initial completed by Eliza and The Endless Collective as the visual accompaniment to The Hubble Cantata, a musical work by composer Paola Prestini and librettist Royce Vavrek.

'toxic Tour' 360° - Oil Exploitation In The Ecuadorian Amazon

RYOT // USA | 5 Mins | Documentary

Journey into the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, where humanity’s thirst for oil is pushing deeper into nature’s few remaining unspoiled fortresses. ‘Toxic Tour’ traces oil’s devastating legacy in northern Ecuador to map out what could happen to the rest of the country’s Amazonian reserves if oil companies begin drilling there. At risk is not just one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, but also some of the few remaining uncontacted tribes humanity has left.

Zika Virus

DIR. Ivan Konstantinov // Russia | 2.27 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Zika virus 3D model, which is made in atomic resolution, and is built based on the latest scientific data and computational biology simulations. The model sums up all the available information about the structure of one the most widespread and dangerous human viruses.

Ge Gas Turbines: Half Shell

GE (General Electric) // USA | 3.50 Mins | Documentary, Science & Technology

GE's Creator-in-Residence Sally Le Page tours the worlds largest turbine manufacturing facility.

Under A Cracked Sky

The New York Times // USA | 09:00 Mins | Nature & Wild Life

Under eight feet of Antarctic sea ice lies the clearest water on Earth. Plunge through a small hole in the ice to dive with seals, explore ice caves, glide past stalactites of frozen seawater and swim over a rocky black seabed crawling with life. Under a Cracked Sky was narrated and photographed by two research divers at McMurdo Station, one of whom has more experience under the ice than anyone else on the planet.

SESSION_06: 17:00 - 18:00

360° Meet The Largest Dinosaur Ever Discovered

BBC Click // UK | 4.3 Mins | Science & Technology

English veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough meets the biggest animal ever to walk on Earth, in 360 - a Titanosaur.

The Spacewalker Vr

DIR. Gorokhov Alexander // Russia | 4.21 Mins | Animation

The film immerses audiences in the experience of Leonov and his fellow cosmonaut Pavel Belyaev during their flight on the Voshod-2 on March 18-19, 1965. “We tried to deliver, in detail, what we would see if we shot the real flight,” says Alexander Gorokhov, VFX producer and head of CGF. “The rocket design, the launchpad, even the weather conditions fully correspond to the historical facts.”

Amor De Abuela

DIR. Jessie Hughets, Global BrightLight Foundation // Australia, USA, Guatemala | 7.02 Mins | Documentary

Welcomed and narrated by the warm voice of a loving Guatemalan grandmother, Amor de Abuela invites its viewers into both the home and life of two unique children from the remote village of Tactic. Although being similar in many ways, the two friends come from very different home lives. The film follows the contrast between the benefits solar electricity has brought to the life of one of the friends, while reflecting on the absence of it within the other child’s life. The film aims to share insight into a life without light, raising awareness to the one in seven people in our world living without access to electricity.

Lovr

DIR. Aaron Bradbury // UK | 5.20 Mins | Science & Technology

More than 100,000 chemical reactions happen in your brain every second. So what about the moment you fell in love? Aaron Bradbury has been telling stories in immersive media for the past 9 years.

Nature Conservancy

MPC VR // USA | 3.14 Mins | Animation

THIS IS OUR FUTURE' VR Experience for The Nature Conservancy
The Conservancy and MPC created a VR experience that imparts understanding of the problem and the need for funding tech-enabled monitoring. The experience takes the viewer on a journey through huge scale gallery spaces where they can see the problems facing the fishery via a poetic and emotionally engaging series of sculptures that communicate information through the viewers’ actions, a conversational voiceover by Kieran Culkin and directional sound design by Q Department.

Ge Store | Healthcare + Oil & Gas

GE (General Electric) // USA | 1.53 Mins | Science & Technology

What is the GE Store? It’s shorthand for the way we apply world-class research, technology innovation across our businesses and industries. Go down to the sea floor and see how advanced medical X-ray technology is now working in new ways to keep our oceans clean.

SESSION_07: 11:00 - 12:00

Ge Neuro

GE (General Electric) // USA | 6.51 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

GE Neuro - a portal into the human brain, allowing viewers to enter, view, and explore the mind in a brand new way. Debuting the world's first-ever animated VR neuro experience, GE is bringing viewers into the imagination and brain of accomplished photographer and DJ Reuben Wu, for a journey through Reuben’s neurological responses to his thoughts, ideas, fears and memories. Developed in partnership with Kite & Lightning, “Neuro” gives a peek into how scientists are breaking new ground to understand how the brain works through advanced imaging technology.

Operation Aspen

Condition One VR // USA | 16.7 Mins | Documentary

Join activists from Direct Action Everywhere as they document the conditions inside a factory farm that houses thousands of egg-laying hens and stand alongside the team as they rescue two injured animals.

Google Data Center

Google, Inc // USA | 8.28 Mins | Documentary

Google owns and operates a network of data centers around the world to keep our products running 24/7. Protecting the security and privacy of our users’ information is our foremost design criteria. Our rigorously high security measures mean that less than one percent of Google employees ever set foot in one of our data centers. Now you can get a rare peek inside a Google data center with this 360° tour.

SESSION_08: 12:00 - 13:00

Neutral Buoyancy Lab

NASA VR/360 // USA | 10.12 Mins | Documentary

Join training astronauts in Virtual-Reality as they train in NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston Texas. An in-“depth” look into NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas. “Immerse” yourself alongside international astronauts training for space walking missions high above the Earth at the International Space Station. An unforgettable journey through one of the world’s largest, most complex aquatic training facilities on the planet. Through water, to the stars, and beyond!

Alzheimer's Disease: Exploring The Brain

AP Digital Products // USA | 2.59 Mins | Science & Technology

Viewers journey inside the brain exploring the latest scientific theories on the changes in the brain that are believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Watch CG-based recreations of healthy nerve cells and learn how plaques and tangles develop in the brain, impeding healthy brain function and how scientists believe this contribute to Alzheimer's disease.

Ge Store | Digital + Renewable Energy

GE (General Electric) // USA | 2.04 Mins | Science & Technology

What is the GE Store? It’s shorthand for the way we apply world-class research, technology innovation across our businesses and industries. Visit the world’s most connected wind farm to learn how we’re using Digital Twins to make our brilliant machines even more efficient.

Roller Derby Beirut

DIR. Ida Vanhainen // Sweden | 3.37 Mins | Documentary

The young arab women in the team have to overcome great difficulties to be able to play the controversial feminist-associated sport. Struggles that allowed the team members to grow a unique kind of friendship.

Volcanos

ZDF Enterprises // Germany | 4.52 Mins | Nature & Wild Life

Lava bombs, towering clouds of ashes – these are some of many jaw-dropping phenomena that can be marveled at in this 360° virtual reality film.

Prospects Vr

DIR. Yan Liang // China | 2.10 Mins | Animation

The Prospects is a CG 360 video about why humans are driven to uncover the secrets of the world through 4 scenes.

SESSION_09: 13:00 - 14:00

Space 360

RT // Russia | 7.45 Mins | Documentary

RT continues with its special series of panoramic videos from space. This time, cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko will show you a module called ‘Cupola’, from which the inhabitants of the International Space Station can observe the Earth.

Inside The Human Eye

NUCLEUS MEDICAL MEDIA // USA | 1.00 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Visit the inside of the human eye in this immersive Virtual Reality video.

Tumor Death Animation

NUCLEUS MEDICAL MEDIA // USA | 1.10 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Observe the death of a tumor in this immersive, Virtual Reality video.

Guided Tour Of The Cell

NUCLEUS MEDICAL MEDIA // USA | 1.12 Mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Take a short, narrated trip through a cell to see the nucleus, DNA, ribosomes, mitochondria, and more in this immersive Virtual Reality video.

Under A Cracked Sky

The New York Times // USA | 09:00 Mins | Nature & Wild Life

Under eight feet of Antarctic sea ice lies the clearest water on Earth. Plunge through a small hole in the ice to dive with seals, explore ice caves, glide past stalactites of frozen seawater and swim over a rocky black seabed crawling with life. Under a Cracked Sky was narrated and photographed by two research divers at McMurdo Station, one of whom has more experience under the ice than anyone else on the planet.

Ge Gas Turbines: Half Shell

GE (General Electric) // USA | 3.50 Mins | Documentary, Science & Technology

GE's Creator-in-Residence Sally Le Page tours the worlds largest turbine manufacturing facility.

VR STREET CINEMA

The Possible. Episode 1: Hello, Robot

DIR. David Gelb // USA | 11:06 mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Created by Within, with support from General Electric and in partnership with Mashable, The Possible takes viewers on a fast‐paced, immersive, 360-degree journey into the world of scientific and technological breakthroughs. Each episode highlights inventors with extraordinary stories of determination, discovery, failure and success, leading to the moment when they made the impossible, possible.

The Possible. Episode 2: Listening To The Universe

Justin Denton & Ari Palitz // USA | 10:33 mins | Animation, Science & Technology

Here in this film you’ll find some of the most ambitious scientific visualizations ever created in VR, including a stunning recreation of black holes colliding (in 3D stereoscopic VR) based on the LIGO team’s data. You’ll also see (from the inside and from drones above) how LIGO built 2-kilometer lasers to measure these unbelievably tiny waves from outer space.

The Possible. Episode 5: Hoverboard

DIR. David Gelb // USA | 9.18 mins | Animation, Science & Technology

If you could have just one superpower, what would it be? For Alexandru Duru, the answer was obvious: the ability to fly. That’s why he founded Omni Hoverboards, which has transformed hoverboard technology from dream to reality. In this episode of “The Possible,” you’ll follow his team as it builds and tests a prototype powered by multiple drones. Then, you’ll experience what it’s like to pilot a hoverboard yourself.

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May 13-14 / 11:00-17:00

// KTH Biblioteket // Dome of Visions

VR Sci Expo

VR projects from VR Labs of Universities, R&D centers Organisations and Startups

Free & open event

May 13 / 11:00-17:00

// KTH Biblioteket // SSES

Workshops & Lectures

Explore the use of VR and AR with leaders from national and international academic centers and industrial R&D.

Registration is opened

WORKSHOPS // KTH LIBRARY 'WHITE HALL' //

Workshop_01 'blank Canvas'

MIT: Boo Aguliar, Adam Horowitz // 11:00 - 12:00

The most disruptive ideas of our time exist at the intersection of biotech and information technology.

In this talk, Boo and Adam share their motivations to develop projects on the intersection of technology,
philosophy, science, and arts - like ‘The Blank Canvas’, a VR project that translates the most important
breakthroughs in biotech and information tech worldwide today, and how fighting a rare and an aggressive type of cancer with his mom shaped what he does today.

Workshop_02 'vr In The Construction Industy'

NCC: Viktor Davidov // 12:00 - 13:00

NCC, a leading construction company, is in the forefront of developing and using VR technology. Our mission is to renew our industry and work towards a sustainable future together with our customers. Welcome to a creative presentation of how VR is used in practice at NCC, and get an insight in how VR can change society.

Workshop_03 'connected Future'

Telia: Mats Lundbäck // 13:00 - 14:00

Telia will present a vision how digital transformation will enable our daily life in the nearby future.

Workshop_04 'hilumi3d, Towards A Luminous Future'

CERN: Ignacio Zurbano Fernandez // 15:00 - 16:00

CERN is committed to exploring new frontiers of high-energy particle physics in order to expand our understanding of the fundamental laws ruling the universe. The HL-LHC project will bring new unexplored territories within reach.

Workshop_05 'virtual Space: Uniview'

SCISS: Jawad Mairaj // 16:00 - 16:30

Powered by scientific databases from the finest scientific institutions, Uniview brings you the very latest and most beautiful visualization of real-time astronomy, planetary exploration, Earth sciences, and neuroscience.

Workshop_06 'clever Collaborations'

CLVR: Viktor Peterson // 16:30 - 17:00

VR Cases from clever collaborations. It’s all about constant learning and helping out. His foundation rests on a curiosity for inspiring people and the appreciation for long lasting honest and strong relationships over time.he is passionate about new technology and everything that has to do with, virtual reality (VR), photography and film.

LECTURES // KTH LIBRARY 'BLUE HALL'

Lecture_01 Visual Science

VISUAL SCIENCE: Ivan Konstantinov // 11:00 - 12:00

Visual Science creates scientifically accurate models of products, processes and technologies in 3D, animation, illustration, VR and AR. It is the only company of its kind with in-house science and scientific modeling departments. The company’s approach combines scientific expertise with cutting-edge tools from the film, advertising, and gaming industries. This allows communicating developments in science and technology with accuracy and clarity to diverse audiences.

Lecture_02 'space In Mind'

Salk Institute: Sergei Gepshtein // 12:00 - 13:00

It appears that the concept of space has long been tamed by mathematics, physics, and philosophy of science. But the “space” of your direct experience of the world is different from the “space” of sciences. The space of experience is subjective, private, first-person, while the space of sciences is objective, public, third-person. The rapidly developing visual technologies demand a thorough understanding of space as it is experienced rather than conceived by the intellect: in architecture, city planning, filmmaking, and immersive storytelling. I review recent advances in this realm and describe how the space of experience can be known with the desired precision and clarity.

Lecture_03 'designing Games For Learning'

Playmatics: Nick Fortugno // 13:00 - 14:00

Fortugno shows how impact goals are the essential first step for a serious game, and how those impact goals can be translated into game mechanics through a methodology of embodied learning. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of how an educational or research game is ideated, and how experts can effectively work with designers to create effective games.

Lecture_04 'digital Marketing Research'

University of Borås / Spook: Malin Sundström / Thomas Krotkiewski // 14:00 - 15:00

How do consumers behave today, and what are the effects of new, digital, always-on innovations that create s better understanding of what you are buying?

Lecture_05 'fail Science, Virtually Impossible'

LABSTER: Maaroof Fakhri // 15:00 - 16:00

So, imagine if learners could have unlimited access to multi-million dollar world-class laboratory
facilities anywhere in the world, anytime. Labster (featured at TED.com) has developed virtual
laboratory simulations to increase student learning, engagement, knowledge retention, and
motivation.

Lecture_06 'storytelling For The Cities'

WBI: Juan Diaz // 16:00 - 17:00

We will engage in an interactive session, to discuss how world-building allows us to prototype and sculpt imagination into existence and through its interdisciplinary and non-linear methods holistically visualize and comprehend the future reality of cities and the stories that will emerge in them.

OPEN DISCUSSION + WORKSHOP // SSES GREEN HALL

'the Storyteller’s Guide To The Virtual Reality Audience'

Stanford D. School: Katy Newton // 13:00 - 14:00

As VR storytellers, we are charged with molding experience itself into the story, and none of our storytelling tools have prepared us fully for that. Experience Designer, Katy Newton, conducted a series of experiments with 40 participants, to answer the question, “how do we tell a story for the audience when the audience is present within it?”.

Vr Application In Your Project

The Hybrid forest: Timothy Besada // 14:00 - 15:00

Do you want to understand what is it VR and how to use VR in your project? Welcome to a creative workshop from Hybrid Forest (Hyper Island).

POWERED BY

May 13 / 18:00 - 21:00

// Dome of Visions

Kaleidoscope Vol.2

Award-Winning VR Films from Kaleidoscope Vol.2 will be shown as a special project at Dome of Vision

Registration is opened

Life Of Us

DIR. AARON KOBLIN & CHRIS MILK // USA | 8 Mins | Real-Time Interactive

Experience a shared VR journey telling the complete story of the evolution of life on Earth. LIFE OF US is one of the first narrative VR experiences to place multiple people inside of a shared virtual space.

Out Of The Blue

DIR. SOPHIE ANSEL U // SA | Mexico | Australia | 10 Mins | Live-Action Documentary

Out of the Blue is the inspiring story of the legacy inherited by the children of Cabo Pulmo. Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the Aquarium of the World, years of overfishing killed the reef and pushed its inhabitants to the brink of extinction.

Endless Current

DIR. HARU JI & GRAHAM WAKEFIELD // Canada | 5 Mins | Real-Time Interactive

Endless Current is an alien universe; an artificial nature. It plunges you into a micro-world akin to the inside of a biological cell, or perhaps flings you to the outer corners of the universe.

Dear Angelica

DIR. SASCHKA UNSELD // USA | 14 Mins | Real-Time Animation

Dear Angelica is a journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember lost ones and, even though they are gone, what remains of the ones we loved.

Traces

DIR. GABRIELA ARP // USA | 8 Mins | Live Action 360

Traces is a virtual reality film that explores the memories of Willie White, an 88-year old woman living with dementia, as she recounts her time as a young girl living in the fields of Mason, Tennessee.

Crystal Vibes

DIR. BENJAMIN OUTRAM Japan | 4 Mins | Experimental

Crystal Vibes utilizes the cutting edge of spatial 3D audio and sound visualization that maps sound and light based on the science of the human senses, to push the frontiers of technology-mediated sensory experience in virtual reality.

Through You

DIR. LILY BALDWIN & SASCHKA UNSELD // USA | 14 Mins | 360 Live Action

Through You is an athletically vibrant and sensual exploration of love across a lifetime. Through combining Lily & Saschka's different backgrounds they are able to push the boundaries of what's currently thought possible in dance and VR.

Deathtolls Experience

DIR. ALI ESLAMI Iran | 9 Mins | Interactive Documentary

The DeathTolls Experience aims to resensitize the viewer to the reality behind the abstract statistics of the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the Middle East.

May 11-14

// Färgfabriken

VR Art

The Färgfabriken activities during the VR Sci Fest is a part of the 'Expanded Societies' project.

Seminar // May 11

Vr And Storytelling

VR means new strategies and possibilities of storytelling and communication through images.

Installations // May 12-14

Installation By Lundahl & Seitl

Lundahl & Seitl’s work addresses important questions relating to the VR and AR development: How do images and memory work?

Installation By Anastasios Logothetis

Anastasios Logotehtis will show his video installation Sea Deep Web Trouble in the Bubble Loop in one of Färgfabriken’s project room.