Please join us in this screening of "Future of Freight Network Operations" and presentation "From Fiction to Our Speculated Future" by Parnaz Raad.

Parnaz will be talking about her methodology and techniques she uses to tell stories in XR and how to simulate empathy, whether emotional to create awareness or logical to strategize and envision a possible futuristic solution.

About Parnaz Raad:

Parnaz Raad is a future-oriented designer, film maker and a community leader who has a creative passion rooted for AR and VR. Through a design thinking-led process she finds creative solutions, narrates stories and prototypes interactive projects. As an award-winning filmmaker, she believes having a functional dream and storytelling techniques can pave the way for innovation now. Working in an aging industry and enforcing cutting-edge technologies taught her the importance of visual communications.

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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