Symposium on Virtual Reality Journalism Taking Place at Emerald Ballroom @ Fairmont Pacific Rim
Have you heard rumblings of virtual reality technology’s potential impacts on journalism? Hammer & Tusk is presenting a full day of discussions and tech demos from today’s leaders in the field of Virtual Reality Journalism. This symposium is aimed at media professionals and is limited to 75 people.
Taylor Owen on Virtual Reality Journalism:
“If the goal of journalism is to bring an audience to another place or to experience the life of someone else, or to tell a story, then the ability to take them there in this 360, 3D environment is incredibly powerful. This raises fascinating questions around representation, the place of the journalist, and the linearity of storytelling.”
Join us in the Emerald Ballroom at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Saturday, June 25th for a deep dive into the world of virtual reality and journalism. Featuring sumptuous catering, premium cocktails, and hands-on demos from top VR content producers. With panel and keynote discussions from luminaries such as:
Taylor Owen (Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia),
Tyson Sadler (VR Film Director RYOT/Huffington Post),
Cassandra Herman (Emblematic Group),
Paul Cheung (Director of Interactive & Digital News Production at Associated Press).
Hammer & Tusk is a global community of insiders driving virtual and augmented reality into the mainstream. Through a vibrant online community, hands-on project based partnerships, and from inside the mask, Hammer & Tusk is accelerating the movement of VR toward the mass market. www.hammerandtusk.com