We welcome one and all to join Ogi Damyan, where he will be presenting his film, ASCENT-00. Ogi will be presenting the process and methodology behind the piece and looking at the beacons of possibilities which VR is opening. He welcomes questions regarding VR creativity and application in the Q & A portion.

About Ogi Damyan:

Ogi is an animator, motion graphic designer and VR creator based in UK. In between working for a range of clients, from indy to corporates, he has dived into using VR tools to create animations and world shards, with their own rules, laws, populated by interesting semiotics and characters. These worlds are a comprehensive meme-constructs of the psych neuro schema, coming directly from the umlaut. He is actively working on integrating the VR tools into animation and design pipelines and subsequently exploring the emerging language of Immersive Realities in the world to come. Ascent-00 is one of those explorations.

About Scenes and Screens 2019:

SAS2019 is an all-in-VR arts, education, and technology event that provides contemporary artists and critical thinkers a platform to showcase their work, inspire international collaboration and meaningful discourse with a global audience.

Speculative Realities encourages artists and scholars to consider virtual realms at a philosophical level. The subtopics that have emerged from these ideas allow for a wider interpretation and discourse that challenge our current notions of reality while also promoting the innovative use of social VR within art and media.

As an example, virtual spaces create very real experiences despite their ephemeral qualities. Those spaces are alive and eerily unchanging despite their age, the only changes occurring when they are manipulated, deleted, or lost.

Alternatively, our relationship with virtual spaces and with each other are constantly evolving as new features and technologies are added to our proverbial tool set. Those that have found residence in these spaces, whether content creators or not, have found a way to make this experience work for them spiritually.

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