Tribeca Lounge Talks - IBM - How VR, Games and Artificial Intelligence Deepen Learning and Engagement

Tribeca Talks

60 MINUTES |

TRIBECA LOUNGE TALKS - IBM - HOW VR, GAMES AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEEPEN LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT

VR creators Fred Volhuer (Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness, TFF 2016) and Gregoire Parain (Unrest, TFF 2017), and IBM Serious Gaming Consultant Porter Stowell discuss the intersection of healthcare and technology as it relates to their work. Unrest allows audiences to access the world of chronic illness and disability in an exploratory, user-led experience, drawing upon sensory meditations on pain, fatigue, and neurosensory symptoms to allow the public a visceral and personal experience of a hard-to-understand condition. The Award-Winning Notes on Blindness is an interactive experience which uses real time 3D, virtual reality, and binaural sound to explore the interior world of blindness. The creators will discuss with the IBM game design experts how Watson can be used within games like Minecraft to educate at risk school students about infectious diseases and their prevention by asking Watson questions in the game. Moderated by Chris Neff, Director of Digital & Experiential at Tool of North America.

PANELISTS

Porter Stowell

Porter Stowell

Porter Stowell consults with clients to innovate through the adoption of game mechanics, and is responsible for leading IBM’s serious games strategy. Prior to joining IBM, Porter was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting business model redesign and gamification efforts for NASA education.

Gregoire Parain

Gregoire Parain

Gregoire Parain is co-manager of Novelab by AudioGaming, in charge of the Paris office of the studio. Specializing in the creation of high-quality interactive experiences, Novelab has garnered international prizes, including the Tribeca Storyscapes Award with the VR Experience Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness (as AudioGaming). Gregoire has worked on the projects Notes on Blindness, Kinoscope - a VR journey into the world of cinema, Zaha Hadid VR Experiences, and Unrest (TFF, 2017).

Fred Volhuer

Fred Volhuer

Fred Volhuer is the founder of Shuttershades.io, a consulting firm supporting creation in VR with marketing/distribution strategies. He is also Strategic Advisor for WONDA VR, a VR creation and distribution tool for content makers. In 2015, he supported Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness, winner of Tribeca’s Storyscapes Award in 2016. He returns to Tribeca this season to support Unrest, appearing in the Virtual Arcade. He has been a panelist at several VR conferences, including Filmgate and Mutek.