The FIVARS 2017 Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Award Winners have been announced!
Harmony is a real-time, mobile VR experiment inspired by the “connections” seen and unseen that surround us all, from the vastness of space to the infinitesimally small.
EXTRAVAGANZA is an audacious 3D animated comedy where you play the role of a figurine in an old fashioned penny arcade designed to titillate and amuse the senses!
It is often the quieter, more nuanced experiences that truly underscore the power of this medium and it relationship with presence. Shivani Mulekar’s “Sanctuary” is one such piece – exploring the conditions of life for a refugee family in Canada and the simple day to day life living in a Church awaiting their fate.
Set on the Toronto Islands after the rest of the world is devoured by gibbering monstrosities, you eavesdrop on the survivors and their everyday dramas involving things like bad potato crops and graffiti tags. And if those mundane emotions aren’t filling enough, you can always uncover some devastating secrets…
City of Ghosts is an interactive, 360-degree mobile augmented reality film experience that allows users ̶ equipped with a smart phone, tablet or AR glasses, to interact freely in real space with life-size 3D virtual characters ̶ all within an elaborate scenario and even across several locations. City of Ghosts invites visitors to make a journey through time to relive a story of love, death, ghosts and technology ̶ all in glorious augmented 3D animation mixed with real places.