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The SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Village features a multitude of memorable XR experiences – here’s a few of our favorites.


MIYUBI

Directed by Paul Raphaël and Felix Lajeunesse

We’ve written before about this 40-minute VR film — it’s getting a ton of play. The comedy, which is being hailed as “the first VR movie to feel like a real film,” tells the story of a Japanese toy robot gifted to a young boy in the 1980s.  The viewer takes on Miyubi’s perspective, which includes a sense of unpreventable obsolescence.

Miyubi


Heroes: The Making of an Interactive, Mixed-Reality Duet

Directed by Melissa Painter

Designed for Gear VR and Hololens, this collaboration with Helios Dance Theater takes viewers into a performance to David Bowie’s famous song by two dancers at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Listen to creators Melissa Painter, Csilla Kozma, and Jill Smolin discuss the project’s process and explain what SIGGRAPH attendees can expect from the experience.

Heroes: The Making of an Interactive, Mixed-Reality Duet


Hallelujah: Creating a Breakthrough VR Experience with Lytro Immerge

Directed by Zach Richter

Viewers of what creators of this content describe as a “revolutionary virtual reality music performance” experience 6DoF as they move around the St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. Inside, Bobby Halvorson and a church choir sing Leonard Cohen’s classic, “Hallelujah.” Watch behind-the-scenes footage of the making of “Hallelujah.”

Hallelujah


Blortasia

Created by Kevin Mack

Experience a surreal landscape of animation and art with Blortasia, a VR experience in which viewers fly through a psychedelic maze of sculptures.

Blortasia


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