Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

The Imaginary Venue: Creating and Performing in Imaginary Spaces

Join Wired Sussex for a panel discussion, as well as live demos and networking.

Date: Wednesday, November 10th

Are you a musician, venue owner or gig promoter who wants to discuss the possibilities and challenges of creating virtual gigs?

How can new technologies like virtual reality and 5G impact the way that audiences engage with gigs?

  • Find out more about the creative and technical possibilities of virtual gigs
  • Discover how different gig promoters and event organisers have been experimenting with new technologies

Hosted by Chris T-T
The event is hosted and moderated by writer, broadcaster and musician C.J. Thorpe-Tracey. Chris writes on music, culture and technology for The Quietus, Dark Mountain, NME, The Morning Star and many others, including his own Border Crossing platform. Chris presents Slack City Social live discussion shows on Slack City Radio, hosts Folkhampton on Radio Reverb and runs audio production studio Lo Fi Arts. Chris spent 20 years in the music industry as an influential underground recording artist, under the name Chris T-T clocking up 10 critically lauded solo albums (SUNDAY TIMES, Top 5 Album of the Year twice; ‘One of the great underground artists of our time.’ — JON SNOW, Channel 4) and he also performed more than 2,300 live shows around the world.

Matt Cool, Mozilla Hubs
Matt Cool is Developer Relations Engineer at Mozilla Hubs, a web platform where people can gather, share and collaborate together in virtual, private spaces. Matt is a web generalist interested in immersive design and creating more accessible experiences in education and training.

Chris Chowen, The FuseBox
Chris Chowen, Innovation and Technology Manager at the FuseBox, shares how the legendary local Brighton venue Green Door Store was recreated into a virtual space with featured performances from local emerging musicians and spoken word poets. Mozilla Hubs was used to create the virtual environment that runs on modern browsers, mobiles, desktops and VR devices. The Green Door Store was rooted in a photorealistic representation of this much loved and distinctive, gritty bar and club environment, which contrasts with the fantasy quality of a game or 2D Zoom call.

Donna Close, Brighton Dome
A festivals specialist, Donna has developed festival programmes and cultural strategy across the UK, Europe and further afield. Donna is Digital Culture Associate at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival leading on the 5G Festival. Previous projects include AHRC funded XR Circus and 5G:XR Brighton Istanbul, Arts DRIVA, Digital Democracies with Threshold Studios and White Night Brighton.

In partnership with Brighton Dome and part of the 5G Festival.

Find more and register here.

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