Traverse is a platform for spatial audio experiences. Using a mobile device and audio-driven AR technology, each Traverse experience takes an audio recording and makes it something you can physically move through. You can explore a sound field as you like. You can hear things from another perspective. You can walk towards or away from the singer, or the drummer, or the audio engineer. You can witness a mix morph and change around you as you move through it. You can go back in time or travel into another dimension. All this happens through powerful immersive audio – and from the comfort of wherever you are.

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Jessica Brillhart




Director: Jessica Brillhart
Producer: Erica Newman
Sound Designer: Antfood
Additional Credits: Creative Developer: Superbright, Technical Director: Igal Nassima, Lead Engineer: Nate Turley, Engineer: Prashast Thapan, User Experience Director: Daniel Perlin, Sr. User Experience Designer: Kaori Ogawa, Project Manager: Max Lauter


Publicity Contact
Tierney Oakes
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Music
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Augmented Reality
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 10:00 mins