First Sneak Peek at Utopia 1.0 for Gear VR at San Diego Underground Film Festival!

Thanks to dynamic duo Ryan Betschart and Rachel Nakawatase for bringing me to this year's San Diego Underground Film Festival. Films, tacos, old friends and new, and ... as if the rooftop views of sunny SD weren't enough, we had VR headsets to transport us to Utopia 1.0. 

Utopia 3.0: Samsung Gear VR version is here!

Thanks to Wave Farm, for their generous support, and to the NYU VR Lab - especially, the talented Mahe Dewan, pictured here - Utopia 1.0 can now be experienced on the Samsung Gear VR headset. Now, we just need to figure out how to publish to the Google Play store - luckily there's Hardware HackLab next week.

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Utopia 1.0 remix Berlin-based collective THALAMUS on Cashmere Radio

This is so cool - another creative collaboration with someone I've never met. Lou Omat saw my film Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! at Impakt in The Netherlands, and recently asked to include it their radio program on 'Speculative Future Realities.' You can have a listen here [Utopia 1.0 comes in at 5:10 - 5:50 and 33:30 - 34:00]. I love seeing ideas and projects continue to transform and it reminds me of how every piece I make is collaborative, and part of an already existing conversation. Thanks for sharing, Lou Omat.

Utopia 1.0 screens Films of Note, The Sugar Club, Dublin

Thanks to Nicky Gogan for inviting Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! to screen at Films of Note at The Sugar Club! Thanks also to my fellow Flaherty Seminar fellow Alice Butler for attending, and to all of those who packed the house! 

 

 Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! screened with Dig! July 27th, 2016. The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! screened with Dig! July 27th, 2016. The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

 The beautiful venue - a music hall. Wish I could have been there in person.

The beautiful venue - a music hall. Wish I could have been there in person.

Artist in Resident at Signal Culture

Greetings from Owego, NY, where I've been gifted a week's artist residency to try my hand at mixing video signals and diving deeper into my work while retreated from the city.  

 Elvis on the Wobbulator - 1970s device by Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe, recreated by Signal Culture's own Jason Bernagozzi. Here's Elvis saying "The image is one thing, the human being is another. . . it's hard to live up to an image." Yes. It. Is. Thank. You. Very. Much. 

Elvis on the Wobbulator - 1970s device by Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe, recreated by Signal Culture's own Jason Bernagozzi. Here's Elvis saying "The image is one thing, the human being is another. . . it's hard to live up to an image." Yes. It. Is. Thank. You. Very. Much. 

Signal Culture was founded in 2012 by Jason Bernagozzi, Debora Bernagozzi & Hank Rudolph with the idea to create an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, and art historians who are contributing to the field of media art will have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another. In addition to the residency program, we wanted to organize public exhibitions and produce resources for researchers and practitioners in the field of experimental media art as a way to expand support beyond the residency.
— www.signalculture.org
 Selfie from Signal Culture Residency with toolmaker Darcy Neal. Time does in fact fly when you're having fun. 

Selfie from Signal Culture Residency with toolmaker Darcy Neal. Time does in fact fly when you're having fun.