Virtual Immersive Concerts | X-TALK

Monthly Meet-up in the AREA X


The pandemic has also brought about a digital transformation in concerts. But how immersive can a digital live music event be and what conclusions can we draw from this for the time after Corona? Lukas Haack dealt with this topic in his master’s thesis. We are delighted that he will be sharing his exciting findings at his X-TALK on the topic of “Virtual Immersive Concerts”!


The 2020 pandemic showcases the lack of immersion in live streams e.g. via YouTube or web conference systems such as Zoom when aiming to substitute physical events using already existing technology. In the era of the #metaverse and ubiquitous computing, where mobile devices or VR glasses can be used to stream, virtual concerts are becoming an increasingly relevant topic of discussion. Lukas’ master thesis is an approach to formalize the dynamics of a physical concert experience and then translate the individual psychological factors by means of communication technology to the computer-mediated context, combining several research disciplines from the social sciences (such as psychology, communication science and media studies) as well as computer science.


Lukas studied Communication and Media Computer Science in Dresden, Linköping and Amsterdam and graduated with his master-thesis on “Virtual Immersive Concerts”. While also working as a trainer for public speaking, negotiations and intercultural communications, he received a Diplomacy Award from Harvard. With passion for politics, music, technology, code and design; adventurousness and wanderlust, he travels this world in an open-minded way, ambitiously trying to make it a better place.


On the second Thursday of the month, we invite you to an international meet-up at AREA X, our venue in Virtual Reality. In addition to a speaker who shares his experiences around new, immersive forms of storytelling with us, our meetings offer plenty of time and space for exchange around our campfire. X-NIGHT is a social VR event from the series IMMERSIVE X hosted by vm-people.
Partners: eXperimental Reality Lab & Karlshochschule.

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