Call for Participation: IMERSA is currently accepting proposals for the technology showcase at c3: VisionLAB: 2010 State of the Arts, a symposium addressing future trends in the arts and media, culture and society, June 19 at Los Angeles Center Studios. IMERSA is an international nonprofit dedicated to the promotion, application and development of immersive technology for education, research and entertainment, and a sponsor of the c3 event.
Proposals will be considered in such areas as augmented reality and alternate reality games, interactive and kinetic art, immersive theater demonstrations (such as mobile digital domes), robotics, projected media, gesture interactives and other cutting-edge technologies and media modalities. Proposals should include a brief description with links to additional details, videos or online demonstrations. Contact IMERSA founding director Ed Lantz (Vortex Immersion).
About the symposium
The c3: VisionLAB: 2010 State of the Arts symposium (SOA 2010) addresses future trends in the arts and media and the power they hold to effect change in culture and society. The symposium includes panels on: The Evolution of the Arts; Past, Present and Future; Arts& Media in the Digital Age; Immersive & Interactive Arts (sponsored by IMERSA); and Conscious Creativity & Creative Activism. Among the panelists are producer Charlotte Huggins, director Brett Leonard, Michael Gilbert (USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future), Alison Savitch (president, Producers Guild of America New Media), Ben Mendelson (Interactive Television Alliance), c3 executive director Kate McCallum and Ed Lantz. Events include an evening of immersive entertainment featuring digital dome media, music, interactive exhibits and networking opportunities.
IMERSA (Immersive Education, Research, Science & Arts) is an international non-profit professional organization (501c3) founded in 2008 to celebrate and promote immersive media for education and entertainment in planetariums, schools, museums, cinemas, events and attractions. IMERSA Board members are Dan Neafus (Gates Planetarium), Ed Lantz (Vortex Immersion), Ryan Wyatt (Morrison Planetarium) and Paul Fraser (Blaze Digital Cinema Works).