On May 2, 2017, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival's Senior Programmer and Chief Curator for New Frontier, spoke with Homay King, Professor of History of Art and Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. They talked about the state of Virtual Reality today and discussed the VR and immersive media works that Frilot had curated for the 2017 edition of Sundance, as well as the platform's implications for the future of storytelling. The video of their conversation can be found on www.filmquarterly.org.
Virtual Reality in Real Time: A Conversation
Shari Frilot is Senior Programmer and Chief Curator of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival. As Co-Director of Programming for OUTFEST (1998–2001), she founded the Platinum section, which introduced cinematic installation and performance to the festival. As Festival Director of MIX: The New York Experimental Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (1993–96) she co-founded the first gay Latin American film festivals, MIX BRASIL and MIX MÉXICO. As a filmmaker she was the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Media Arts Foundation. She is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Homay King is Professor of History of Art and Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She is the author of Virtual Memory: Time-Based Art and the Dream of Digitality (Duke University Press, 2015) and Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Cinema, and the Enigmatic Signifier (Duke University Press, 2010). Her essays on film, photography, and contemporary art have been published in Afterall, Discourse, Film Criticism, and October. She is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective.
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Shari Frilot, Homay King; Virtual Reality in Real Time: A Conversation. Film Quarterly 1 September 2017; 71 (1): 51–58. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2017.71.1.51
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