How can creators use virtual reality to immerse audiences in real stories? Gayatri Parameswaran, co-founder of NowHere Media, shares her experience of directing Home After War – an award-winning VR installation that takes audiences to a post-conflict scenario in Fallujah, Iraq. Learn about implementing a complex workflow – using photogrammetry, stereo capture and 360 videos – from a war-affected environment to achieve impact.
Gayatri Parameswaran is an award winning immersive journalist and creator from India. She is currently based in Berlin, where she co-founded NowHere Media -- a storytelling studio that views contemporary issues through a critical lens. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, United Nations, HotDocs, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, and have won the ‘Best Use of Immersive Arts’ at SXSW 2019 among other accolades. She likes to explore taboo topics such as war, peace, intimate partner violence and abortion using virtual and augmented reality. Gayatri is most excited about using VR as a medium to create realities for a desirable future. She has researched and worked from over 30 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Myanmar, India, Mexico, Nicaragua and the United States.
September 26th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Kino Toni, 3.G02 (level 3)