Last year, South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals, unveiled their first Online XR environment due to the pandemic with great success. Presented by FLUF World, today, SXSW revealed this year’s XR Experience World as well as additional XR programming as part of the 2022 event.
From March 11th through the 19th, the new condensed artist’s representations of a melded Congress Avenue and Red River Cultural District, floating in space with unique new features along with showcase live panels, Meet Ups, special events, and more.
This is in addition to the previously announced 30 XR Experience Competition, XR Experience Spotlight, and XR Experience Special Events that can be explored live in the Fairmont Hotel March 13-15, 2022 from 11:00am – 6:00pm, as well as the in-person Connecting with XR Summit presented by FLUF World, which runs March 14-15. Additional XR related sessions can be found throughout the Conference programming.
Newly conceived venues recreated in the XR Experience world include The Paramount Theatre, the Contemporary Austin, Mohawk, Empire Control Room & Garage, and of course the Moontower, which can be climbed or visited via airborne taxi. SXSW once again worked with world-renowned artists and the social XR events studio VRrOOm to design and produce the festival’s latest virtual elements, which will be hosted on VRChat.
A selection of the XR Program will also be accessible and downloadable via Vast starting March 12. The VRChat world can be experienced on PC, PCVR and Oculus Quest headsets. More information about how to experience the XR Experience world can be found here.
SXSW XR Experience will also present a wide array of work outside of the VRChat world, including special conversations with our NFT Gallery curators, a one of a kind immersive showcase with Miro Shot at the Hideout Theatre, with other special opportunities sprinkled around the event.
In addition to full access to SXSW XR Experience, passholders also have access to the full range of content available during SXSW including Film Festival screenings, Conference Keynotes, Featured Speakers, Mentor Sessions, Networking Meet Ups, Music Showcases, Comedy Festival Showcases, Creative Industries Exhibition and Professional Development. For more information on everything SXSW has to offer, please visit sxsw.com.
To learn more about the XR experience presented by Fluf World please visit: https://www.sxsw.com/news/2022/xr-experience-world-unveiled-for-sxsw-2022/ and https://www.fluf.world/sxsw.
Source: SXSW, Fluf World