Ali Eslami is a media artist based in Teheran, Iran. During this in-depth workshop, Ali will discuss the workflow behind creating and implementing an idea into VR. He will cover the most important skill-sets for VR developments and how to approach a project as a team or as an independent developer. Afterwards, a brainstorming session will allow participants to share ideas and to explore potential approaches to VR. Ali will also share his personal, powerful use of VR to inspire a new way of experiencing global affairs. The technical aspects that will be explored are the different ways of navigation in VR environments, discussing VR's drawbacks (i.e motion sickness, nausea and ways to avoid them), narrative design challenges, and the differences between VR and traditional visual narratives such as movies. Participants can also test VR and try different VR contents (Datavis/Artworks/Story telling/Games/etc). They can also test mobileVR and compare it to the high-end VR headsets (e.g. HTC Vive).
ALI ESLAMI (1991, Iran) uses virtual reality tools to sheds a different light on the tragedy of casualties that we hear about on the news every day.This experience aims to make us more aware of the stories and emotions behind the data.