Welcome to AltspaceVR's Scenes and Screens Festival 2019! This year's topic: Speculative Realities

SAS2019 is an all-in-VR arts, education, and technology event that provides contemporary artists and critical thinkers a platform to showcase their work, inspire international collaboration and meaningful discourse with a global audience.

The topic, Speculative Realities, encourages artists and scholars to consider virtual realms at a philosophical level. The subtopics that have emerged from these ideas allow for a wider interpretation and discourse that challenge our current notions of reality while also promoting the innovative use of social VR within art and media. As an example, virtual spaces create very real experiences despite their ephemeral qualities. Those spaces are alive and eerily unchanging despite their age, the only changes occurring when they are manipulated, deleted, or lost.

Alternatively, our relationship with virtual spaces and with each other are constantly evolving as new features and technologies are added to our proverbial tool set. Those that have found residence in these spaces, whether content creators or not, have found a way to make this experience work for them spiritually. The second annual Scenes and Screens Festival will be held on August 2nd-4th, 2019. The works presented at #SAS2019 will be documented and archived by AltspaceVR and then provided to the artists involved as their takeaway.

These are the subtopics for this year: Degrees of Freedom, Moments of Inertia, and Presence of Mind.

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