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Open City Documentary Festival: Expanded Realities Symposium 

Date: 6 September 2019 08:00 - 6 September 2019 17:00

As part of the Open City Documentary Festival, the Expanded Realities Symposium brings together creators, innovators and researchers for a conference focused on bridging the gap between the worlds of technology and storytelling.

Join us on Friday 6 September 2019 for a day of talks featuring pioneering figures from around the world who will speak about pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the cross-media space.

Non-fiction storytellers are thriving in the immersive space, providing new ways of seeing and challenging our understanding of the world around us and through these technologies, audiences are being offered opportunities to enhance, expand and re-evaluate their experience of reality.

Raising questions around the future of interaction and the encounter, the possibility of protest and disruption in the digital space, and the potential of the new market landscape, the symposium will explore the issues facing the industry as well as offering inspiration for any aspiring creators looking to move into the world of XR.

Who should attend?

This event is designed for for documentary makers, students and anyone curious as to how immersive technology is shaping non-fiction storytelling.

Why you should attend?

Discussions and questions surrounding empathy, accessibility, ethics and representation will be explored further at the event. The symposium will delve into the issues facing the industry as well as offering inspiration for any aspiring creators looking to move into the world of extended reality.

Next steps

The symposium is free to attend but requires advance booking. Please register through Eventbrite.

For more information on Open City Documentary Festival, including their Expanded Realities exhibition, please visit www.opencitylondon.com.