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VR:RV|VR (Anti) Manifesto Part III

Short thesis

What happens when reality and virtual reality intersect? Beyond games, sci-fi and straight up science, how do we code VR in the non-fiction spaces of art? journalism? documentary? What does VR really mean for these realities? What are the limitations and ethics of that code? What does it mean to ‘construct’ reality? To engineer emotions?


18 months after the original (Anti) Manifesto at the RIDM festival in November 2016, leading designers, creators, theorists and researchers have converged in Montreal in April 2018 and drafted a Manifesto of sorts, outlining a series of statements. At #rp18 experts and artists respond to the document. Each will bring specific arguments, backed by case studies, images, and data, touching on issues of representation, politics, and power.

The energetic debate will attempt to dismantle a series of common assumptions about VR's application to the real world, and will seek to inspire new ways of thinking about the medium.

VR:RV is a project by the Goethe-Institut, realized with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and in collaboration with MUTEK_IMG, re:publica, the National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Film Centre, ARTE Germany, Eye Steel Film, Mozilla Foundation, Doc Circuit Montréal, SODEC and Retune.