Dive to 360 degrees

2014

This year began with Digital Spring, a new media festival that saw Montréal play host to many initiatives highlighting the considerable expertise and creativity of our artists and institutions in digital arts. The public's enthusiasm for the event confirmed that the city is well positioned as a leader in this avant-garde field.

This first meeting added to Montréal’s reputation on the digital arts scene and solidified distribution networks for this format. 

What is immersive creativity? It’s a production approach that covers every horizon, across 360 degrees, to make the audience feel they are actually inside the performance as it unfolds.

At the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), a revolutionary new theatre called the Satosphere screens audiovisual projects inside an immense dome. It’s the kind of success story that made the SAT the natural choice to host the first International Symposium on Immersive Creativity. More than 50 artists, speakers and panellists from 20 different cities, including Hong Kong, New York and Vienna, gathered here from May 21 to 25 for the IX — Immersion Experience conference, part of the Digital Spring new media showcase.

The SAT maximized the visual effects possible in the Satosphere with Quantum, a projection designed specifically for it. In addition, throughout the symposium, artists from all over the world were able to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their art. This first meeting added to Montréal’s reputation on the digital arts scene and solidified distribution networks for this format.

 

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