XR Experience World Unveiled for SXSW 2022
Get ready to explore new SXSW worlds and watch content created specifically for the XR world!
Yesterday on March 7, 2022 – South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals unveiled the new look and feel of this year’s SXSW XR Experience World presented by FLUF World, as well as additional XR programming as part of the 2022 event.
This is in addition to the previously announced
The program can be explored live in the Fairmont Hotel March 13-15, 2022 from 11:00am – 6:00pm, as well as the in-person Connecting with XR Summit presented by FLUF World, which runs March 14-15. Additional XR related sessions can be found throughout the Conference programming. The all-new condensed and fantastical artist’s representations of a melded Congress Avenue and Red River Cultural District, floating in space with unique new features, will once again showcase live panels, meet ups, special events, and more from March 11-19.
“Last year’s Online XR environment was wildly successful in bringing people together in the virtual world that brought Austin to life in a spectacular way and gave so many people a taste of what SXSW has to offer,” said Blake Kammerdiener, XR and Film Programmer. “We were thrilled to again work with Louis Cacciuttolo and his company VRrOOm to create this entirely new fantastical virtual space that honors Austin but is also literally out of this world.”
Newly conceived SXSW venues recreated in the XR Experience world include The Paramount Theatre, the Contemporary Austin, Mohawk, Empire Control Room & Garage, and of course the Moontower, which can be climbed or visited via airborne taxi. SXSW once again worked with world-renowned artists and the social XR events studio VRrOOm to design and produce the festival’s latest virtual elements, which will be hosted on VRChat.
A selection of the XR Program will also be accessible and downloadable via Vast starting March 12. The VRChat world can be experienced on PC, PCVR and Oculus Quest headsets. More information about how to experience the XR Experience world can be found at the XR Help Desk.
“Attendees can come together, explore these worlds, and watch content created specifically for the VR world and select SXSW content,” Kammerdiener continued. “We are very excited to be showcasing virtual dome shows made alongside world renowned artists Jean Michel Jarre (OXYMORE), m1n0t0r – Dreams of a Lunatic and Molécule (-22.7°C. The Full Dome Experience) as well as several other exciting artist performances live in VRChat. Please see below the XR experience schedule
|Wallbox Immersive Experience|
|You will experience the innovations for those charging at home, at work, and on the road with Wallbox chargers and energy management solutions.|
|Live Theater in VR with the Ferryman Collective|
|With the unprecedented disruption in theater, creators have had to explore different avenues for immersive storytelling, using whatever technology was available to pivot during this challenging time. More||VRChat, The Contemporary Austin (XR)|
11:30am – 12:30pm CT
|Is VR the Future of Fitness?|
|In this panel, the developers of some of the most successful indie VR fitness games debate about this interesting new market, reporting about their experience and ..More.||VRChat|
11:30am – 12:30pm CT
|The intangible shadow of Pierre Henry hangs over the immersive work, inviting the public to lose themselves in an unexpected acoustic multicanal journey orchestrated by Jean-Michel Jarre. More||VRChat|
13.03/3:00pm – 3:48pm CT
17.03/8:00pm – 8:48pm CT
|Metaversing: Immersive Media, Tokenomics & Fans|
|This panel invites you to step into the Metaverse with the enticing, fan-first entertainment of #Lustration, #FollowTheWhiteRabbit, CEEK VR & Method Man’s #Mefaverse, explore the heightened value of immersive media content that’s redistributed to crypto.. More||VRChat, The Contemporary Austin (XR)|
11:30am – 12:30pm CT
|m1n0t0r – Dreams of a Lunatic|
|Discover “Dreams of A Lunatic”, the debut album by m1n0t0r, the young virtual musician from Paris. More||VRChat|
3:00pm – 3:30pm CT
16.03/8:00pm – 8:30pm CT
|-22.7°C. The Full Dome Experience|
|The full Dome Experience allows the spectators to live the experience of Molecule’s music creation. More||VRChat|
14.03/8:00pm – 8:35pm
16.03/3:00pm – 3:35pm
|How Does Creative Storytelling Lead to Global Real-Life Impact?|
|Join Cynthia Lazaroff, Lovely Umayam, and Ray Acheson, the Impact Fellows of the VR documentary On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World), for a discussion about the global nuclear disarmament ..More||VRChat, The Contemporary Austin (XR)|
11:30am – 12:30pm
|An all-round immersive experience bridging techno music with cutting edge technology, where the artist is… More||VRChat|
8:00pm – 2:00am CT
SXSW XR Experience will also present a wide array of work outside of the VRChat world, including special conversations with our NFT Gallery curators, a one of a kind immersive showcase with Miro Shot at the Hideout Theatre, with other special opportunities sprinkled around the event.
Join us for SXSW 2022 to celebrate the convergence of the tech, film, and music industries across a variety of programming formats and special events from March 11-20 in Austin, TX and online.
About SXSW Film Festival
Now in its 29th year, SXSW Film Festival brings together creatives of all stripes over nine days to experience a diverse lineup and access to thousands of SXSW Conference sessions with visionaries from all corners of the entertainment, media, and technology industries.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2022 will take place March 11 – 20, 2022. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.
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