From September 23 to 27, the 3rd edition of NewImages Festival occurred at the Forum des Images in Paris.
NewImages Festival is distinct to the XR occasion landscape as it is greater than simply a technology conference, it utilizes its funding, reputation, as well as system to promote values that are typically all too absent in the present XR environment, and also to promote the medium itself, and also the artists pressing its boundaries.
This year, taking the necessary quarantine procedures, I was able to participate in the occasion in person in Paris to witness a celebration of several of the most effective creatives and producers the market has to provide. Regardless of the restrictions of COVID-19, over 250 jobs were sent out to the festival, consisting of 130 from broadcasters, developers, as well as producers, to take part in the XR Competition; 30% more than in 2019.
For those who think the Experience Economy is dead, the NewImages Festival has actually confirmed that with effort as well as by following stringent standards, online events are totally viable in today’s environment.
Throughout the event I spoke to Michaël Swierczynski, NewImages Festival Director and Digital Development of the Forum des Images, concerning the obstacles he dealt with in putting the occasion together, and also his vision of the industry moving forward.