Presented by Telefilm Canada

Canadian Innovation Lounge: Day 1

Mar 10, 2024

11:00am – 6:00pm CT

Discover the brand-new Canadian Innovation Lounge showcasing 4 different creative tech companies with innovating projects and XR demos each day.


Space Explorers: THE INFINITE, by PHI
An exceptional immersive experience inspired by NASA missions, transporting you to space aboard the International Space Station.

Harmony, by the Canada China International Film Festival
Marrying dome and VR technologies in an immersive experience, Harmony was crafted by Grammy and Golden Globe winner Simon Franglen (Titanic and Avatar) and performed by the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra. The performance was then enhanced with VPS interactive media effects.

Adventure Portal Free Roam Educational VR, by Adventure Portal
Field trip to the moon anyone? Free-roam Virtual Reality can transform any classroom into a vibrant multi-player portal to any place, time, or space in the universe. Up to 40 students can journey to the moon, the depths of the ocean, or down into the center of a cell. With Adventure Portal, every class can be an adventure.

GONE, by Rink Rat Productions
This cinematic VR film brings to life the imagination of a post-apocalyptic world through a high fidelity virtual environment that combines volumetric footage; 360° camera scans; photogrammetry; and 3D animation in Unity's HDRP render pipeline. Using the Tablelands of Gros Morne Newfoundland as a background for a strange land where anything is possible; GONE playfully and philosophically explores aging; existence; and the future of humanity. In a world where it is no longer possible to view ourselves as separate from the past and future; where does one world end and the other begin?

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

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