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Saturday, October 15 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibiting Culture: The New Lens of Virtual Reality

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Viewing of Nomads begins at 7 pm

Nomads
 offers viewers intimate experiences with nomadic and seminomadic peoples through the emerging media platform of virtual reality (VR). Nomads can be seen as part of a longer history of cultural exhibition through previous “new” media forms, each of which helped enable the public’s exposure to our world’s communities: from nineteenth-century live displays, museum dioramas, or early cinematic portraits to TV and internet today. Our discussion explores VR’s place on this continuum and address the ways in which Nomads moves beyond "anthropology safari" or “touristic voyeurism” to connect viewers with our human community.

Discussion with:
Moderator: Alison Griffiths, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College. Author, Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View
Félix & Paul Studios, Producers/Directors/Writers, Nomads. Virtual presence via Skype
Pegi Vail (Anthropology Consultant, Nomads series and Nomads APP co-writer)
Serah Shani (Anthropology Advisor, Nomads: Maasai)

Gear VR headsets provided by Samsung.

Free with any Mead Festival ticket stub.


Saturday October 15, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Orientation Center

Attendees (7)