Virtual Meet & Greet | GO!insideVR presents “NYC – THIS IS US (XR)”
This spring, and as an artistic response to the lockdown in NYC, we launched “NYC – THIS IS US,” a musical tour by seven NYC-based Austrian artists. The music video can be watched here. As the city has adjusted and coped with the pandemic, we presented a second edition of the video-documentary in “NYC – THIS IS US Pt. II,” where the musicians reflect on what has been going on in their lives during these trying times.
The next stage of this edition, developed by leading VR/XR companies in Austria, Germany, and the US, takes the audience to a different level and enables you to fully immerse into a new and unique experience. Use your HTC Vive Cosmos or Vive Pro to join a Meet and Greet with the artists and enjoy the full immersive 3-D experience, or you log in without the headset, define your avatar and you will be virtually taken into an open-air stage in front of our iconic building, where you can mingle with others and listen to tunes that have been composed for this project.
“MEET AND GREET NYC – THIS IS US (XR)” is a multi-level immersive experience exclusively created for the ACFNY by GO!insideVR in partnership with INVR.space and HTC Vive. New York production by Akmyrat Tuyliyev in association with Yvonne Grzenkowicz and Animation Nights NY. VR-world concept and design by Jens Kull.
As a final edition and depending on the general COVID- situation, a live concert will be scheduled to take place in the near future.
On December 10th, visitors from all over the globe gathered in the ACFNY XR world to experience an incredible virtual meet & greet. Watch some highlights of the encounter at this link:
ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS
GO!insideVR is GO!Pictures very own Extended Reality Studio which focuses on 360°/VR/AR content creation, XR consulting, and interdisciplinary art & music event production. Besides the creation of new formats for XR, cross-platform and transmedia entertainment, GO!insideVR is involved in several R&D projects about XR storytelling tools and 6DoF media.
Founded by Gero A.E. Egger and Lisa Maria Wurzinger, GO!insideVR creates immersive experiences and provides gateways for a broader audience to take part in the constantly evolving virtual world. Their work has been presented at various film festivals worldwide. (www.goinsidevr.com, @goinsidevr)
INVR.SPACE (VR Platform)
INVR.SPACE GmbH is among the leading Virtual Reality Studios in Germany and has participated in more than thousand of projects as producer or service provider. INVR works with innovative cooperation partners from around the globe in international co-productions, thus having an outstanding competence in and overview of state-of-the-art virtual production technologies, proven by several internationally renown Awards from Festivals and Conferences. (invr.space)
HTC VIVE (Official Partner)
HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a $100M VR business accelerator; VIVE STUDIOS, an entertainment, gaming, and enterprise content studio; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information on VIVE, please visit www.vive.com.
Akmyrat Tuyliyev (NY Producer)
Akmyrat Tuyliyev is a Turkmen new media producer. Tuyliyev produced interactive content with international partners including documentary series OTHERLY with PBS’s POV Spark and Canada’s NFB. His work has been showcased at the Museum of Other Realities, Frank Gehry’s IAC Building Video Wall, and Made in NY Media Center by IFP. (www.akmyrat.com)
Jens Kull (VR World – Concept and Design)
Jens Kull (CH) is an award-winning Media Artist living between Mexico City and LA focusing on immersive projects for Virtual, Mixed, Augmented, and Sensory Reality. Although highly compatible with the Metaverse, his work was showcased in more than a dozen countries and forms part of several International Art Collections. (jenskull.com)
Yvonne Grzenkowicz (Animation Nights New York, XR Consultant)
Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is a monthly screening event and annual festival based in NYC. We present animated short films and virtual reality experiences from all around the world. ANNY Exchange connects people to people. (animationnights.com, annyexchange.com )
Violet (Technical Support)
Violet is a design & technology firm that partners with companies & venues to introduce emerging technologies to their audiences. Violet specializes in custom branded augmented reality & virtual reality experiences. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out. (www.poweredbyviolet.com)
Image Credit: © GO! Pictures KG 2020, VR World concept and design by Jens Kull