VR_SCI+ART

FEST

09.09 / KTH R1

4th edition of the festival, dedicated to VR / AR / MR application in Science & Art

VR_SCI + ART FEST 2020

  

This year festival will be cyber-physical and will cover different social aspects of today’s reality, where people are more than ever disconnected due to the global pandemic.

 

How to communicate and be connected during the time of isolation?

How technology can help us to stay connected despite any crises?

How can we create meaningful scientific and artistic projects without being able to be close to each other? 

 

All these and many other questions we will try to answer during VR_Sci & Art Fest by inviting our experts, creators and makers. In addition, we will have a space for bringing new questions, visions and solutions 

Special event and test Lab by MEET in VR 

COVID SAFETY MEASUREMENTS

+ 50 people per hour at KTH R1

+ Temperature control on the entrance

+ Surface disinfection every hour

+ VR Ninja masks & rubber gloves to each visitor

+ Social distance control

If you are from the risk group, please refrain from physical event (we have online program as well)

 

Program

10:00 - 15:00
XR TECH EXPO
10:00 - 15:00
VR ART EXHIBITION 'Eternal return' by Lundahl & Seitl
10:00 - 21:00
MUTEK LIVE Lounge
12:00 - 13:00
UX & XR: everyday digital experiences  
(LIVE panel by Tieto_Evry x MEETinVR)
12:00 - 18:00
AR EXHIBITION by  Beckmans Design College
16:00 - 18:00
XR_TALKS 
18:00 - 21:00
Audio-Visual performance & mingle

Speakers

Timmy Ghiurau
Senior Lead XR & Virtual experiences | Volvo Cars
Timmy Ghiurau leads Volvo Cars’ initiative around virtual and augmented reality, and works with virtual simulations, eye tracking, and Virtual Reality (VR) as enablers for self-driving cars and user experience research. 
Jonas Johansson
Artist & Nordic AV Community leader
Jonas Johansson is an anywhere based designer transforming light ✺ technology through play ❋ education and (un)human intervention
Ylva Hansdotter
Founder | XR IMPACT & PhD SMART Lab UCD
Ylva is the founder and director of 'XR impact', a non-profit organization that leverage Extended Reality technologies like VR and AR to extend human sensory and cognitive experiences with the ambition to inspire positive global action towards the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate at SMARTlab (UCD/Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and she focuses her research on the use of positive and immersive storytelling to stimulate prosocial actions. 
Cristian-Emanuel Anton
Founder & CEO | MeetinVR
Cristian-Emanuel Anton is the founder and CEO of MeetinVR a Danish based company who has developed one of the leading VR collaboration tools for enterprise. He has started prototyping MeetinVR in 2015 and has since played an active role in pushing the usecase of VR collaboration forward. 
Almira Osmanovic Thunström
Organisational Developer and Researcher SUH
Almira Osmanovic Thunstrom is an organisational developer, researcher and project manager at the Department of Psychiatry for Affective Disorders at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Her priority are  projects concerning evaluation, implementation and clinical trials regarding virtual and augmented reality, brain computer interfaces and all aspects of artificial intelligence. 
Leif Handberg

Associate Professor in Media Technology

Project leader KTH R1 Experimental Performance Space

Leif Handberg is a senior lecturer in media technology and director of KTH R1 Experimental Performance Space and Presence Lab. Leif Handberg is also vice chairman of the association Skandiaorgeln. As he says about himself: 'Problem Solver – Bridge Builder – Facilitator – Fun maker'.

Location

We are very honoured to host the 4th edition of VR-Sci+Art Fest at KTH R1.

 

The reactor hall is KTH's Experimental Stage, a mixture of museum, culture house, seminar room, studio, lab and more.         

Adress: Drottning Kristinas väg 51 (map)

VR_Sci Fest 2020 is supported by KTH Digitalization Platform