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  • Day 1

    Thursday 3 December, 2020

  • The power and reach of VR in industry and business is rapidly being realised and the choice for organisations to be part of Workforce 4.0 is clearly on the table. It’s also clear that if you miss a stepping stone, the distance between you and the next is just that little bit further. 

    To close that gap and give you the opportunity to explore what VR has to offer for your business, this session aims to provide a practical and informative VR training 101, aimed at training functions in medium to larger organisations. 

    The session will answer the below questions as well as provide an opportunity to view different types of VR training content. It will allow you to explore:

    • What are the signs that VR and virtual training will suit my organisation?
    • What does a VR training solution look like?
    • What VR training technology options are available to my organisation?
    • What VR content options exist and what is suitable for my use case?
    • Key questions to ask vendors if you’re considering VR training.
    Business
    Training & Education
    VR
    Where
    State Library of WA - Great Southern Room


  • This ever-fascinating film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

    The screening will be introduced and be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Mark Levinson from NY.

    Directed by: Mark Levinson
    Year: 2014
    Country: USA
    Duration: 99mins


    Public screening: $5 entry

    Film
    Where
    State Library of WA - Theatre


  • This ever-fascinating film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

    The screening will be introduced and be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Mark Levinson from NY.

    Directed by: Mark Levinson
    Year: 2014
    Country: USA
    Duration: 99mins


    Film
    Where
    State Library of WA - Theatre

  • FREE TO PUBLIC

    One of the evening highlights of XR:WA is the subterranean delights that await as part of our nightly Beer and Boardgames events. Located not more than a 5 minute walk from our Perth Cultural Centre venues, Studio Startup plays host to all manner of console, retro, card and immersive games both new and old.

    Want to try a game you’ve been developing out here? Be out guest! Want to unwind or network after a massive day at XR:WA? This is the place to do it with cheap and delicious beverages from The Otherside Brewing Co and West Cape Howe wines. Want to meet new friends and catch up with old ones? You’ll find them here.

    Want to submit a game to exhibit and discuss on the night? Email us here
    (richard@xrwa.com.au)

    Free to Public
    Games
    Networking
    Where
    Studio Startup



  • Meeting space by day, source of inspiration by night, our XR:WA accommodation partner, the Alex Hotel, plays host to a series of very intimate talk sessions with key festival guests. Locals, nationals and internationals will come together in the intimate surrounds of the Alex to participate in these informal sessions where the talk is free and honest and the company…well leave that to us. The bar is open and the coffee is good, so these talks represents a relaxed one-off opportunity to keep the vibe going and the possibilities infinite. Who knows who you’ll meet? Speakers will be announced closer to the date.
    Where
    Alex Hotel - Foyer

  • Day 2

    Friday 4 December, 2020


  • Mark Pesce (Via Zoom + live Q&A)

    When we don the next generation of AR ‘mirrorshades’, the world will reveal its inner ‘digital depth’. For the first time, the world will speak for itself; its content and context will shape our passage through it. But at what cost? By design, augmented reality is a technology of “hypersurveillance”, requiring millions to wear head-mounted cameras, orientation sensors and eye gaze detectors. Who collects this rich stream of highly personal sensor data? How is it used – and whose purposes will it serve? These questions lie before us as we cross the threshold of what will surely be the “augmented decade.”
    AR
    Ethics
    Keynote
    Where
    State Library of WA - Theatre


  • This excellent documentary is a blast from the past and shows with great precision where we have come from and where we may be going in the world of tech and the culture surrounding it since 1995. In doing so, it reframes our relationship with so many things we’ve become so comfortable with...and also has a fabulous retro design sensibility that’s sure to inspire.

    Is reality obsolete? From low-tech function like body piercing and artificially-stocked fishing pools, to the latest in bionics and VR gaming, Iara Lee's cyber-age intellectual survey—call it a *.DOCumentary—downloads a Future Shockful of data and defines the parameters of advanced technologies that delete nature and reprogram mankind.

    Cryonics defy death; the Internet exists outside time and space; smart drugs and surgery upgrade the mind and body. But are we headed toward human optimization or system crash? Timothy Leary, RU Sirius, Lisa Palac, John Barlow, and others offer sound bytes against a mesmerizing screen display of cutting-edge computer graphics and archival clips. Exhilarating and disturbing, Synthetic Pleasures raises issues nobody today can afford to abort / retry / ignore.

    Conceived as an electronic road movie, Synthetic Pleasures, directed by Iara Lee and produced by George Gund, investigates cutting-edge technologies and their influences on our culture. It explores the idea that mankind's effort to tap the power of nature has been so successful that a new world is suddenly emerging, an artificial reality, a supernature. The film presents the implications of having access to such power as we all scramble to inhabit our latest science fictions.

    Directed by: Iara Lee
    Year: 1995
    Country: USA
    Duration: 85mins


    Film
    Where
    State Library of WA - Theatre


  • Virtually every modern industry is going through rapid change triggered by technological disruption, with most modern corporates building digital teams and embarking on talent and culture initiatives. At the same time the media industry has also gone through massive disruption, with rapid changes in how consumers access content radically shifting how creatives conceptualize, produce and reach their audiences. 

    In this focused discussion we explore the symbiosis of the challenges filmmakers face reaching their audience with the challenges corporates face with reaching their customers. With the imminent convergence of XR technology on both landscapes, we deep dive how traditional screen storytelling skills can readily adapt to the XR landscape and why creatives with these skills will be in critical demand for industries well beyond entertainment and media.

    Business
    Filmmaking
    Workshop
    Where
    State Library of WA - Great Southern Room


  • Official Selection: Visions du Réel
    Official Selection: CPH:DOX
    Official Selection: Hot Docs
    Official Selection: NZ Architecture & Design Festival
    Official Selection: Sheffield DocFest
    Official Selection: IDFA

    A funny and fascinating exploration of our relationship with a rapidly developing technology, Hi AI asks: How will artificial intelligence impact our most personal and intimate lives, what will we win and what will we lose, and what will this seemingly unimaginable world of the future look like?

    Humanoid robots are the new creatures on our planet. They work at the reception, in shopping malls or as chefs, and they already have relationships with people.

    Hi AI follows Chuck, a Californian searching for love and happiness, as he picks up his new companion robot Harmony and embarks on a road trip through the United States unlike anything we have ever seen.  

    At the other end of the world, in Tokyo, grandma Sakurai receives the cute robot, Pepper, from her son. But Pepper turns out to be a rogue, with grandmother’s topics of conversation of little interest to her new robot friend. Pepper prefers to flirt with other members of the family.

    While Harmony and Chuck search for love, and Pepper and Grandma kill time, the question increasingly arises: how will we live with artificial intelligence? What will we win, what will we lose? And who are the main characters of this beautiful, new world?


    Delegates free / Public: $12 entry - Tickets must be purchased online in advance

    Film
    Where
    State Library of WA - Theatre

  • It’s no exaggeration that new developments and new access to immersive technology has utterly shifted the worlds of how we discuss, examine, experience and explore science and medicine. Where only what seems like a few months ago, surgeon’s we confined to diagnosing patients via two-dimensional X-Rays, VR now provides them the opportunity to re-imagine the X-Ray and travel inside the human body. New generations of educators and researchers are literally able to walk through data, time and space and discuss their work which standing in it.

    With experts who are working with data visualisation from science, medicine and particle physics, this session explores how these new and powerful tools are re-shaping the way we understand these fields and the way we talk about them.

    Health & Medical
    Panel
    Training & Education
    Where
    State Library of WA - Theatre

  • FREE TO PUBLIC

    One of the evening highlights of XR:WA is the subterranean delights that await as part of our nightly Beer and Boardgames events. Located not more than a 5 minute walk from our Perth Cultural Centre venues, Studio Startup plays host to all manner of console, retro, card and immersive games both new and old.

    Want to try a game you’ve been developing out here? Be out guest! Want to unwind or network after a massive day at XR:WA? This is the place to do it with cheap and delicious beverages from The Otherside Brewing Co and West Cape Howe wines. Want to meet new friends and catch up with old ones? You’ll find them here.

    Want to submit a game to exhibit and discuss on the night? Email us here
    (richard@xrwa.com.au)

    Free to Public
    Games
    Networking
    Where
    Studio Startup



  • Meeting space by day, source of inspiration by night, our XR:WA accommodation partner, the Alex Hotel, plays host to a series of very intimate talk sessions with key festival guests. Locals, nationals and internationals will come together in the intimate surrounds of the Alex to participate in these informal sessions where the talk is free and honest and the company…well leave that to us. The bar is open and the coffee is good, so these talks represents a relaxed one-off opportunity to keep the vibe going and the possibilities infinite. Who knows who you’ll meet? Speakers will be announced closer to the date.
    Where
    Alex Hotel - Foyer

  • Day 3

    Saturday 5 December, 2020


  • This hands-on 3-hour workshop is a guided tour through Unreal Engine for absolute beginners in which you will learn to deploy a Virtual Camera, build a Virtual Set, create basic animations and VFX, and composite a 'live' feed for real-time on set VFX.

    The instructor has transitioned to Virtual Production from traditional filmand TV himself and will take you through the process using familiar film terms to translate the 'tech-speak.'

    Attendees must bring a computer (laptop/notebook) with Unreal Engine 5.25 pre-installed, attendees are also encouraged to bring an iPhone or iPad (optional) and some greenscreen footage (optional).

    How to Install Unreal Engine
    https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/GettingStarted/Installation/index.html

    Minimum System Requirements
    Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
    Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher.
    8 GB RAM.

    Filmmaking
    VR
    Workshop
    Where
    State Library of WA - Great Southern Room


  • This hands-on 3-hour workshop is a guided tour through Unreal Engine for absolute beginners in which you will learn to deploy a Virtual Camera, build a Virtual Set, create basic animations and VFX, and composite a 'live' feed for real-time on set VFX.

    The instructor has transitioned to Virtual Production from traditional filmand TV himself and will take you through the process using familiar film terms to translate the 'tech-speak.'

    Attendees must bring a computer (laptop/notebook) with Unreal Engine 5.25 pre-installed, attendees are also encouraged to bring an iPhone or iPad (optional) and some greenscreen footage (optional).

    How to Install Unreal Engine
    https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/GettingStarted/Installation/index.html

    Minimum System Requirements
    Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
    Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher.
    8 GB RAM.

    Filmmaking
    VR
    Workshop
    Where
    State Library of WA - Great Southern Room

  • FREE TO PUBLIC

    One of the evening highlights of XR:WA is the subterranean delights that await as part of our nightly Beer and Boardgames events. Located not more than a 5 minute walk from our Perth Cultural Centre venues, Studio Startup plays host to all manner of console, retro, card and immersive games both new and old.

    Want to try a game you’ve been developing out here? Be out guest! Want to unwind or network after a massive day at XR:WA? This is the place to do it with cheap and delicious beverages from The Otherside Brewing Co and West Cape Howe wines. Want to meet new friends and catch up with old ones? You’ll find them here.

    Want to submit a game to exhibit and discuss on the night? Email us here
    (richard@xrwa.com.au)

    Free to Public
    Games
    Networking
    Where
    Studio Startup



  • Meeting space by day, source of inspiration by night, our XR:WA accommodation partner, the Alex Hotel, plays host to a series of very intimate talk sessions with key festival guests. Locals, nationals and internationals will come together in the intimate surrounds of the Alex to participate in these informal sessions where the talk is free and honest and the company…well leave that to us. The bar is open and the coffee is good, so these talks represents a relaxed one-off opportunity to keep the vibe going and the possibilities infinite. Who knows who you’ll meet? Speakers will be announced closer to the date.
    Where
    Alex Hotel - Foyer

  • Day 4

    Sunday 6 December, 2020



  • Meeting space by day, source of inspiration by night, our XR:WA accommodation partner, the Alex Hotel, plays host to a series of very intimate talk sessions with key festival guests. Locals, nationals and internationals will come together in the intimate surrounds of the Alex to participate in these informal sessions where the talk is free and honest and the company…well leave that to us. The bar is open and the coffee is good, so these talks represents a relaxed one-off opportunity to keep the vibe going and the possibilities infinite. Who knows who you’ll meet? Speakers will be announced closer to the date.
    Where
    Alex Hotel - Foyer

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