Falling Flat: Can VR be Funny?

Falling Flat: Can VR be Funny?


Griffin Gmelich

The Nacelle Company

Johannes Larcher

subVRsive LLC

Cy Wise

Owlchemy Labs

Because of its immersive nature, the VR industry has put a huge focus on empathy. We've seen countless examples of how VR can stir up our emotions and make us feel. But can it make us laugh? In this panel, we'll take a look at immersive experiences that tickle our funny bone, discuss what hurdles VR content faces when it comes to conjuring up laughter, and explore what the future of comedy in VR could look like. In short, we'll discuss whether VR has the power to truly make us laugh out loud.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: VR/AR
Level: Beginner