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Friday, June 24 • 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Storytelling Through Virtual Reality

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Many think of technology as being disconnect from the world. And that's been true for some time. Radio and TV ushered in the broadcast era, creating passive participants who solely consumed content. Recently, virtual reality has come forward, showing the promise of being a new creative medium. Beyond being a compelling and exciting experience, virtual reality is actually allowing the audience to become participants, utilizing many of our senses for full body experiences. We are at the very beginning stages of creating content for virtual reality, but those who have tried some of the best experiences understand how powerful it can be. This session will explore our human need for immersion, interaction and how virtual reality is a new magical medium for storytelling. 

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Yelena Rachitsky

A participant at the first Limmud Bay area, Yelena is the Creative Producer & Head of Education at Oculus Story Studio (Facebook), leading their efforts in outreach and curation. She is back from presenting at the Cannes and Tribeca Film Festivals on the possibility of social change through storytelling with Virtual Reality. Prior to Story Studio, Yelena was the Creative Producer of the annual Future... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:10pm PDT
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