Call: Exploring the Language of VR with The Look Club – Online Thurs Dec 3, 2020

Call for Participation

Exploring the Language of VR with The Look Club
An VR World Society event

  • When: Thursday December 03, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Where: AltspaceVR (including 2D mode on PC)
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The rapidly expanding immersive media audience is confused by the plethora of forms and content becoming available. It desperately needs a common vocabulary, and ways to recognize quality in an immersive work. This emerging public needs someone to untangle the varieties of modern immersive media, and explain the wide range of techniques that today’s creators are testing and experimenting with—It needs to know, above all, if a particular immersive work is worth its time. Join us this week as Tom Furness chats with the founders and creators of The Look Club—three amazing women pioneers of immersive media, two of which will be joining in the conversation—Eve Weston and Jessica Kantor.

The Look Club was created as a place to discover and discuss immersive media using a consistent set of criteria. Hear from these incredible women as they take a deeper dive into how they discover and discuss these works, use and develop consistent vocabulary through their extensive background and knowledge, and learn more about their published taxonomy of points-of-view, from first person to third and beyond, to use in classifying these new forms.

Bring your questions and make sure to visit their website:

Twitter: @thelook_club

Eve Weston
Host, Executive Producer
The Look Club

Eve Weston believes in storytelling as a force for positive change. Her VR art has shown at galleries nationwide and she is writer/director of the award-winning world’s first 360VR sitcom, The BizNest.
Weston’s speaking engagements as a VR storytelling expert include Stanford University, Augmented World Expo, SIGGRAPH, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. An award- winning journalist, Weston has written about VR for Ms. Magazine and The New York Post and is the author of three double-blind peer reviewed publications on VR. She has taught 360VR filmmaking for Emerson College Los Angeles and is currently on the faculty at Los Angeles Film School and Chapman University teaching television writing, immersive storytelling and XR production.

For television, Weston has developed shows for ABC Family and AwesomenessTV and written for ABC’s Better With You and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, among others. For the latter, she wrote and choreographed the song “Funky Hat Dance,” which went viral on YouTube with millions of views. Weston is an alumna of Goldman Sachs, Princeton University and USC.

Jessica Kantor
Host, Executive Producer
The Look Club

Jessica Kantor is highly sought after for her work in virtual and augmented reality, having developed a unique perspective of place, movement, and world-building that she brings to traditional filmmaking.
Kantor has made hundreds of branded videos, op-docs and short films including the recent Alcoholocaust, which premiered at the LA Shorts Fest 2018, a music video for rising artist Rebecca Perl and a branded series for Vox/ Microsoft.

Her VR work has premiered at Film Festivals all over the world. She was selected for Oculus’ highly competitive VR for Good Program and her commissioned work, Together as One, premiered in October 2018 at San Francisco Dance Film Festival and is now in the Oculus store.

Additionally, Kantor has been asked to speak about her take on immersive storytelling at film schools and film festivals including USC, North Carolina School of the Arts, Sundance Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival.

Erika Barraza
Host, Executive Producer
The Look Club

Erika Barraza is an actor and activist. She has founded two immersive media companies, one focused on improving the lives of homeless and impoverished people and one promoting the use of immersive media technologies in news and broadcast.

Barraza has studied theater and storytelling since 1997; she’s been an immersive media creator since 2013. With her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship, she has been building and launching new businesses and global projects at the intersection of technological storytelling, innovation and social and environmental impact for over 10 years.

Her work has launched impact movements through the use of VR/AR, Blockchain, AI projects, by collaborating with Innovation Business Units in 30+ enterprises, NGOs, governments, and startups in the U.S., Middle East, European and Latin American markets.

An Educators in VR Production.

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