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Exploring Digital Futures

Exploring Digital Futures: Fringe Events

Friday 26 May

Expo Lounge
From 11am, SJT Bar
FREE

Enjoy a variety of exciting and innovative, immersive and interactive experiences using many of the latest technologies either free or at low cost.

Iain Nicholls - VR 1904 Coal Mine Experience
Artist Iain Nicholls will premiere his new immersive and interactive experience (funded by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership).

Blue Zoo Productions - Showcase of HooDoo (VR game)
Tom Box will be showcasing the new VR game HooDoo and screening a making-of documentary to further explain the process and how the project came about and talking about their other VR projects.

VRtize
VRtize are building a global VR Adtech platform for the next computing platforms: Virtual and Augmented Reality. Discover more here.

Tilt Brush by Google
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Videos and information here.

   

Notes on Blindness (U)

Directed by James Spinney, Pete Middleton
Running time 90 mins
7.45pm, McCarthy Cinema

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary.

Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’

Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and ground-breaking work, both affecting and innovative – and one of the most essential British documentaries of the year. Since premiering at Sundance in January 2016 (alongside our virtual reality project) the film has played at over 40 international festivals. It won the Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for 3 BAFTAs (including Best Documentary and Outstanding British Film).

Tickets £7, £6 concessions, £5 SJT+ cardholders
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Notes On Blindness: Into Darkness
Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Showing on VR headsets.
Before and after the film in the McCarthy Cinema

An immersive virtual reality project based on John’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness.

The interactive experience complements the story world of the feature film. Each scene addresses a memory, a moment and a specific location from John’s audio diary, using binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a ‘world beyond sight’. The project won the Storyscapes Award at Tribeca Film Festival and the Alternate Realities VR Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

FREE

Saturday 27 May

   
Gaming on the Big Screen

10.30 – 1pm, McCarthy Cinema

Choose either FIFA 17 on PlayStation (10.30am – 11.45am) or Mario Kart on the Wii (11.45am – 1pm) – sign up for a slot on the day or just come and watch the action!

FREE

   
Expo Lounge

From 11am, SJT Bar
FREE

> Tilt Brush by Google
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Videos and information here.

> Iain Nicholls - VR 1904 Coal Mine Experience
Artist Iain Nicholls will premiere his new immersive and interactive commission for the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

 
Hidden Horizon’s 360° Experience

10.30am | 11.30am | 1.30pm | 2.30pm | 3.30pm
The Round

A 360-degree immersive astronomical experience inside a 4-metre inflatable stardome.
Tickets £2, under 5s free

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The University of Hull Presents: Developing Digital Performance

PASSENGER CAR 425
In association with the SJT Young People's Board
7.30pm, The Round

'Project Liberty. The last safe space in Britain. A facility reserved for the elite of the elite, in a world ruined by wars, famine, and abject poverty...

To get in all you need to do is pass their in-house reality show, 'The Project Liberty Intake Extravaganza'. But when you have the deciding vote on whether someone is let in or turned away, what do you do?'

Passenger Car 425 is an exciting new piece of interactive theatre, the latest in a line of productions created as part of a Masters in Research led by Liam Watt Pattison, a Scarborough born professional playwright. These shows are created with the explicit focus of creating narratives that change depending on how the audience interacts with the story, a literal 'choose your own adventure play'. So when a vote is called in the production, how the show progresses depends on how the audience votes in real-time without any external interference. A show that's literally what you make of it, and not one to be missed.

Participation in this show requires a Facebook account and a phone that can access the internet, but participation is optional.

Recommended age 16+ 
Running time: 60 minutes


A SHADOW OF GRACE
8.45pm, The McCarthy

A Shadow of Grace follows an individual as she explores the recesses of her unconscious mind. It is a journey, from her darkest slumbering thoughts, through to her dreams and aspirations. A duet  between her and her potential selves. What am I? And what will I become?

The performance is an abstract dance piece illuminated through motion tracking projection technology. First performed as part of BBC Academies Space Day Hull 2017. 

Running time: 20 minutes


Tickets to see both PASSENGER 425 and A SHADOW OF GRACE are £6.50 (or £5 for Under 26s) 

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough