Hacking Arts 2016
Nov
18
Nov 20

Hacking Arts 2016

  • MIT Media Lab

Hacking Arts is a weekend-long festival celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in the creative arts. The fourth annual Hacking Arts will again feature Virtual Reality as one of the eight creative industries. 

The festival will feature a Conference with a VR panel and a Hackathon with VR challenges. Save the date! 

Learn more about last year's event at hackingarts.com

 

Virtually There: Presented by the OpenDocLab
May
6
May 7

Virtually There: Presented by the OpenDocLab

When Time Magazine graced its cover with the awkwardly-posed oculus rift inventor, Palmer Luckey, it effectively proclaimed that Virtual Reality was the next big thing that didn’t yet have any place in our lives.  Google, Facebook, The New York Times, PBS Frontline and many others are investing heavily in Virtual Reality as a powerful new storytelling medium.  It’s capturing the imagination of documentary storytellers, journalists, artists, technologists and investors all over the world.  An industry is emerging.  Yet for all of its enthusiasts, VR has its skeptics. For all it is talked about, VR can be deeply misunderstood. Virtual reality means many things to many people: an immersive experience, a new tool for storytelling, a cluster of quite different technologies and techniques, and even an epistemological claim.  Little wonder that we lack consensus about “how to fill it with content.”Current discussions around virtual reality blur technologies and techniques together when in fact they vary tremendously and are often considered distinct in other media. And each one has its own set of questions around the art, ethics and impact of spatial and embodied storytelling. The MIT Open Documentary Lab Virtual Reality Conference will explore the various strands of VR and their implications for representing reality, defining truths, and changing the documentary image and experience.

An exhibition of virtual reality documentary experiments including highlights from IDFA (International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam) DocLab will accompany the conference.

Learn more here: http://opendoclab.mit.edu/virtuallythere/

Greenlight VR presents the Growth of Virtual Realities
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Greenlight VR presents the Growth of Virtual Realities

  • MIT Sloan School of Management

VR@MIT is very excited to announce that special guests Greenlight VR will be on campus April 7th. Analysts will present ‘The Growth of Virtual Realities,’ a workshop on sizing and tracking hyper-growth across the global virtual and augmented reality industries. The event will discuss the challenges of forecasting an industry on the verge of explosive growth.

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn from the experts what you can expect as virtual reality and augmented reality continue to grow. Join us! RSVP on Eventbrite

Deadline: 15K Creative Arts Competition
Mar
6
11:58 pm23:58

Deadline: 15K Creative Arts Competition

  • www.bit.ly/stARTupMIT

Do you have a startup with arts at its core? If so, you're eligible to win the $15,000 grand prize at MIT's Creative Arts Competition

Applications are due by midnight on Sunday, March 6th. To help students prepare for the deadline, the competition is hosting weekly "Wednesday Workshop" at the /START Studio (an arts entrepreneurship incubator) to help you troubleshoot your venture and strengthen your application. See full details on the website. 

Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

VR Happy Hour @ HBS

Virtual Reality Happy Hour: Thursday, March 3 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Spangler Grille Game Room (lower level) @ Harvard Business School. 

Happy Hour with a dozen VR startup founders and experts.  

Student VR Focus Group
Mar
1
7:30 pm19:30

Student VR Focus Group

Calling all Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality researchers and entrepreneurs on campus!

How are you involved in VR on campus? What do you need to make your startup dreams a reality? We want to hear from you to understand what MIT can do better. 

Dinner is on us in return for your ideas on improving MIT's VR resources! Register here

The Future of Virtual Reality
Feb
29
6:00 pm18:00

The Future of Virtual Reality

  • TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Jeff Wasson, a partner at Boost VC, will lead a panel of thought leaders in exploring this topic. After the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to try out VR demo's from MIT and Boston startups and mingle with other members of the VR@MIT community

Panel Topic: The technology of VR could change the world but no one is quite sure exactly how everything is going to play out. In an environment of intense optimism and great uncertainty, how do VC's think about investing and entrepreneurs think about raising money. What is this industry going to look like in the next year, five years, and ten years.

RSVP on Eventbrite!

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Conversation with Karim Ben Khelifa & Fox Harrell
Feb
24
5:00 pm17:00

Conversation with Karim Ben Khelifa & Fox Harrell

  • MIT Sloan School of Management, Tang Center

Learn about research at MIT that is integrating concepts from cognitive science and Artificial Intelligence-based interaction models into Karim Ben Khelifa's recent VR project to engender empathy from its viewers. RSVP here! This event will be held in E51-335 from 5-6:30pm. Food will be provided.

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Creative Arts Pitch Night
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

Creative Arts Pitch Night

  • Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Jumpstart your startup - kick off the semester with the Creative Arts Pitch Night!

Join other students with ideas related to the creative industries for at the Martin Trust Center. Dinner will be provided! 

Whether you want to pitch or just listen, fill out the RSVP form by Wednesday February 10 at midnight. Pitch spaces are limited. Sign up now.