KALEIDOSCOPE ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR SHOWCASE VOL. 2, A QUARTERLY EVENT SERIES IN ELEVEN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
March 18 - April 27, 2017
Tickets available for purchase at KaleidoscopeVR.eventbrite.com
San Francisco, CA // 03.02.17 – Kaleidoscope today announced the Official Selection of projects for Showcase Vol. 2, a quarterly event series featuring the best new work from VR creators around the world. On the heels of Kaleidoscope's successful Showcase Vol. 1 which launched in London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Leipzig, Portland, Seoul, and San Francisco, Showcase Vol. 2 will return with four additional cities of Paris, Kyiv, Hong Kong, and Sydney.
The Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol. 2 includes a diverse selection of over 20 innovative and thought provoking experiences. Our lineup features Within’s groundbreaking Life of Us, created by Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk, with music by Pharrell Williams. Life of Us is a Within Original, produced by Chris Milk, Megan Ellison through her Annapurna pictures and Made with Unity. In addition, we will be showcasing, Arnaud Colinart's Kinoscope which takes you on a whirlwind tour of cinema history, Gabriela Arp's powerful Traces, and the World Premieres of Tender Claws’ dystopian comedic masterpiece Virtual, Virtual Reality and Quba Michalski's visually stunning Ex/Static, as well as special presentations of our favorite projects from Sundance including Tyler Hurd's latest creation Chocolate, Lily Baldwin and Sashka Unseld's haunting Through You, Oculus Story Studio's Dear Angelica, the tripnotic Crystal Vibes, and the always entertaining Mindshow. Showcase events will also include live presentations from top VR creators.
"The quality of work in the Volume 2 Showcase is remarkable and proves virtual reality is quickly evolving into a legitimate art form," said Kaleidoscope co-founder Selena Pinnell. "We are thrilled to feature new projects from new creators, and to highlight the groundbreaking work of local pioneers in each city. And finally, we are thankful to our amazing Community Directors who invest their time and energy into organizing these Showcase events and fostering each city's community of VR Creators."
Inspired by initiatives like TEDx that empower local innovators, Kaleidoscope's quarterly event series is run entirely by a network of local community leaders. After interviewing nearly a hundred applicants, Kaleidoscope selected Community Directors for San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, London, Berlin, Leipzig, Paris, Seoul, São Paulo, Kyiv, Hong Kong, Santiago, Stockholm, with more cities launching each quarter. This talented and dedicated group of innovators are responsible for organizing events, discovering and promoting local VR Creators, and growing the community of artists and engineers who use virtual reality to tell stories, express ideas, and explore the human experience.
Kaleidoscope was founded in May 2015 by designers René & Selena Pinnell. Joined by producer Jill Klekas, the startup’s mission is to give VR creators the exposure and support they need to do great work. Kaleidoscope showcases finished projects, helps secure funding for future projects, and host events around the world that explore the art, science, and business of virtual reality.
In 2015 Kaleidoscope produced the first Virtual Reality Film Festival earning coverage in top publications such as The New York Times, LA Times, and VICE. Partnering with Wired magazine, Kaleidoscope has since produced more than 20 high-profile events, in 5 continents, for over 10,000 attendees. Projects discovered by Kaleidoscope routinely go on to screen at major festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and Cannes, and the artists in our community are widely recognized as some of the most innovative voices in virtual reality today.