Wednesday, 20.05.2015
Thematic: Opening

special

17:00

OPENING COCKTAIL

Performances & Productions

19:00

Rendered immersive experiences (bloc #1)

 

Series of short immersive experiences presented in the Satosphere :

Pléroma, by Dustyn Lucas (CA)
Illusions + Cryogenian, by Julius Horsthuis (NL)
Minotaur, by Munro Ferguson (CA)
Vessel, by Aaron Bradbury (UK) and Jon Hopkins (UK)

19:45

Rendered immersive experiences (bloc #2)

 

Series of short immersive experiences presented in the Satosphere :

Swarm, by Yan Breuleux (CA) and Sam & Sam (CA)
Dark Matter, by Patrick Trudeau (CA) and Orbital Mechanics (CA)
Homeomorphism + Solenoid, by Ouchhh (TR)

Thursday, 21.05.2015
Thematic: EXPANSION - SHIFTING HORIZONS

Keynotes

9:00

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EXPANSION: SHIFTING HORIZONS

Immersive technologies are expanding perceptual and conceptual horizons, revealing uncharted virtual worlds to be entered and explored. But how are these spaces related to physical environments, and how are they opening new territories for the imagination?

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OPENING KEYNOTE

Vander Caballero (Montreal): A leading figure in video game innovation and pioneer of empathy games, Cabellero is founder of Minority Media, which is currently developing Time Machine, the first AAA-quality time travel experience within a HMD based virtual environment.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

EleVR - Andrea Hawksley & Emily Eifler (San Francisco) : A virtual reality research group and powerhouse of creativity dedicated to figuring out how to make awesome virtual reality media while sharing their results along the way. The EleVR trio also includes Vi Hart.

Paul Nicholls (London UK) : Artist, architect, filmmaker, co-founder of Factory 15, and creator of the renowned short film Golden Age, Nicholls’ work blurs the boundaries between physical and virtual environments.

Yann Minh (Paris) : New media artist, science fiction writer, and founder of the NooNautes movement, Minh explores the complex spiritual implications of interconnected virtual space.

Vander Caballero (CA)

Founder of Minority Media

Panelists:
  • Andrea Hawksley (US) - Virtual reality research group

  • Emily Eifler (US) - Virtual reality research group

  • Paul Nicholls (UK) - Artist, filmmaker and cofounder of Factory 15

  • Yan Minh (FR) - New media artist and founder of "NooNautes" movement

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french

special

12:00

LUNCH

Demos

13:00

4D SOUND WORKSHOP

 

Workshop specialized on 4D Sound, an emerging technology that produces moving sound images, in an unlimited spatial continuum.

Presented by : Paul Oomen (NL)

  • EN
Event presented in english
14:15

Expansion of sonic spaces

 

Series of 4 demos-workshops around current practices and experimentation about the expansion of sonic spaces :


Guillaume Jacquemin (FR) + Eric Raynaud (FR) : IanniX, 3D audio authoring tool
Zack Settel (CA) + Xavier Buffoni (CA) : Wwise, 3D audio rendering engine
Stefan Berke (DE) : Cymasonic, 3D audio authoring and rendering environment
Charles Morrow (US) : Morrow Sound

  • EN
Event presented in english

Sharing & Thinking

13:00

IX SHOWCASE

 

Series of short parallel presentations and demos with :


Felix Pharand-Deschênes (CA) : Globaia
Tommy Fafard (CA) : Virtuo360
Kora Van den Bulcke & Thomas Soetens (CA) : Immersive design studios

(photo : Globaia)

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french
16:00

Artists talks

 

Meeting and discussion with Aaron Bradbury (UK), Yan Breuleux (CA), Ouchhh Studio (TR) and Munro Furguson (CA) presenting their artistic vision, innovative techniques and some of their latest creations.

(photo : Aaron Bradbury)

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french

special2

17:00

Networking 5@7

Performances & Productions

19:00

Ganymede

 

Short immersive interactive installations presented in the Satosphere by Aurélien Lafargue (FR) and Mourad Bennacer (CA).

19:45

E/M/D/L Showcase

 

After more than a year of immersive development, partner organizations of the E/M/D/L network (European Mobile Lab Dome), including the SAT, present their first artworks from the series of international creative residencies conducted in Greece, Canada, Germany, England and Austria.

Official E/M/D/L website

Friday, 22.05.2015
Thematic: HYBRIDIZATION - INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES

Keynotes

9:00

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HYBRIDIZATION : INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES

Head mounted displays, projection environments, and handheld devices are all portals into augmented and virtual realities. As authoring platforms and real-time engines become hardware agnostic, how are creators learning to consider hybridity as a qualitative feature of immersive experiences?

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OPENING KEYNOTE

Scott Fisher (Los Angeles): VR pioneer and Associate Dean of Research at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Fisher charted the path for the new generation of virtual reality displays.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Greg Downing (Los Angeles): Artist and co-founder of X-Rez Studio, Downing develops innovative applications of spherical imaging and photogrammetry technologies.

Steve Mason (San Francisco): Founder of the Quotia interactive story lab.

Vladimir Vukicevic (Toronto): WebVR visionary Vukeicevic is the inventor of WebGL and Director of Engineering at the Mozilla Corporation.

Scott S. Fisher (US)

USC School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media Division

Panelists:
  • Greg Downing (US) - Artist and co-founder of X-Rez Studio

  • Steve Mason (US) - Founder of the Quotia interactive story lab

  • Vladimir Vukicevic (CA) - Inventor of WebGL and Director of Engineering at Mozilla

  • EN
Event presented in english

special

12:00

LUNCH

Sharing & Thinking

13:00

IX SHOWCASE

 

Series of short parallel presentations and demos with :


Emmanuel Durand (CA) : SAT Splash
Pedro Zaz (BR) : Blendy Dome VJ by United VJs
Mat Reiniusson (US) : IAIA

(photo : SAT Splash)

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french
16:00

Artists talks

 

Meeting and discussion with the E/M/D/L artists group, Aurélien Lafargue (FR) and Mourad Bennacer (CA) presenting their artistic vision, innovative techniques and some of their latest creations.

(photo : Martin Kusch, E/M/D/L)

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french

Demos

13:00

CAMSPHERE & DOMEPORT WORKSHOP

 

Workshop specialized on CamSphere, After Effects 3D template for Fulldome production. And Domeport, a preview and simulation application for dome-like spherical immersive environments.


Presented by : Dominic St-Amant (CA)

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french
14:15

Capture of physical spaces

 

Series of 4 demos-workshops around current practices and experimentation about the capture of physical spaces :

Brigitte Poupart (CA) / Turbine Studio : Spherical HD capture
Vincent Chapdelaine Couture (CA) + Sébastien Roy (CA) : Stereoscopic capture
Greg Downing (US) : Photogrammetric capture
Derek D. DeBlois (CA) : 3D laser scanning capture

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french

special2

17:00

Networking 5@7

Performances & Productions

19:00

Live immersive audiovisual performances

 

Series of 3 short immersive experiences presented in the Satosphere :

Entropia, by Eric Raynauld (FR), Aurélien Lafargue (FR) and LP St-Arnault (CA)
Quintesence, by Florence To (UK) and Ricardo Donoso (US)
Lumophore II, by Paul Prudence (UK)
Lost, by Ulf Langheinrich (DE)

Saturday, 23.05.2015
Thematic: EMERGENCE - RE-COGNIZING COMPLEXITY

Keynotes

9:00

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EMERGENCE : RE-COGNIZING COMPLEXITY

The rise of immersive experiences are profoundly affecting conceptions of reality, provoking questions about our place, role and responsibility in the world. But what useful knowledge is emerging from accelerated ability to analyze, visualize, and explore “big data” within immersive displays?

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OPENING KEYNOTE

Pierre Levy (Ottawa): Philosopher, cultural theorist, and media scholar Pierre Lévy is Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence and author of IEML (Information Economy MetaLanguage).

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Bill Seaman (Durham NC): Artist and theorist Seaman is the inventor of recombinant poetics, designer of sentient machines, and Professor Visual Studies at Duke University.

Mike Phillips (Plymouth UK): Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University, Phillips explores the ubiquity and potential of ambient data for making the invisible visible.

Dan Neafus (Denver CO): Director of Operations at the Gates Planetarium and Founding Director of IMERSA, Neafus’ lessons from decades of experience in dome theaters are featured in productions worldwide.

Pierre Lévy (CA)

Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence

Panelists:
  • Bill Seaman (US) - Artist, theorist and inventor of Recombinant Poetics

  • Mike Phillips (UK) - Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University

  • Dan Neafus (US) - Gates Planetarium and Director of IMERSA

  • EN
Event presented in english

special

12:00

LUNCH

Demos

13:00

WEBVR WORKSHOP

 

Workshop specialized on WebVR, an emerging technology that provides access to virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard, in your browser.

Presented by : Vladimir Vukicevic (CA) - Mozilla, Andrea Hawksley and
Emily Eifler (US) - eleVR
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  • EN
Event presented in english
14:15

Immersion in the data spaces

 

Series of 3 demos-workshops around current practices and experimentation about immersion in the data spaces :

D’nardo Colucci (US) : Data visualisation in game engines
Mike Phillips (UK) : Local data and immersion
Sébastien Gravel (CA) : Global data and immersion

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french

Sharing & Thinking

16:00

Artists talks

 

Meeting and discussion with Eric Raynaud (FR), Paul Prudence (UK), Florence To (UK), Ricardo Donoso (US), Aurélien Lafargue (FR), Louis-Philippe St-Arnault (CA) and Ulf Langheinrich (DE) presenting their artistic vision, innovative techniques and some of their latest creations.

(photo : Eric Raynaud)

  • FR
  • EN
Event presented in english and french

special2

17:00

IX 2015 Award

Performances & Productions

19:00

Immersive tele-performances + Live evening

 

Live immersive tele-performance experience presented in the Satosphere :

Santa Fe / Montréal, by Mat Reiniusson (US) and Olivier Rhéaume (CA)

+ TBA...

20:30

INSTANT SYNTHÉTIQUE

 

Double feature presented by Eliptik Magazine and _Gate :

Film screening : Man From Tomorrow (by Jacqueline Caux and Jeff Mills)
Electro-immersive party : Tin man [Live], Chicaiza [Dj Set] and Groj [Live]

Sunday, 24.05.2015
Thematic: TRANSCALING - BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Keynotes

13:00

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TRANSCALING : BEYOND BOUNDARIES

Immersive experiences can be used to cultivate contextual understanding of interdependent relationships across space and time. But what is the potential of new technologies to cultivate systemic understanding of interconnected phenomena and dissolving boundaries between academic disciplines?

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OPENING KEYNOTE

Rémi Quirion (Montréal): Neuroscientist and Chief Scientist of Québec, Quirion is a strong advocate of transdisciplinary research and disruptive approaches to innovation.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

Derrick de Kerckhove (Nice / Naples): Marshall McLuhan scholar and Professor at the University of Naples and Catalunya, de Kerchove’s work explores connections between new media and networked cognition.

David McConville (Montréal): Chairman of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Director of the SAT’s Office of Integrated Research, McConville employs immersive visualizations to expand perspectives on humanity’s home in the cosmos.

Normand Brunet (Montréal): Environmental scientist and researcher at UQAM, Brunet worked with ecologist Pierre Dansereau on urban development models integrating ecological, social and international perspectives.

Rémi Quirion (CA)

Neuroscientist and Chief Scientist of Québec

Panelists:
  • Derrick de Kerckhove (FR) - Professor at the University of Naples

  • David McConville (CA) - SAT and Buckminster Fuller Institute

  • Normand Brunet (CA) - Environmental scientist and researcher at UQAM

  • EN
Event presented in english

special

17:00

CLOSING EVENT