NFFTYx 2018 Empathy Lounge
presented by Oculus
FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 | 11 AM - 3 PM
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 | 10 AM - 4:30 PM
AT THE VERA PROJECT
walk-up Admission to NFFTYx 2018 EMpathy Lounge IS FREE, reservations are recommended so you don’t have to wait!
All walk-up attendees will be scheduled for a 30-minute gallery slot, and seating will be first come-first serve. All admission to NFFTYx's Empathy Lounge is subject to availability.
NFFTYx invites you to experience the narrative landscape of XR in our Empathy Lounge! Featuring content from industry leaders, the Lounge highlights stories from across the globe that seek to create a greater understanding of the world we live in. Traverse the plains of Kenyan wildlife reserve with Academy-Award winner Lupita Nyongo, witness refugees landing upon a Grecian shore; rocket into outer space with a couple of quirky extraterrestrials; witness a dying planet be reborn; cherish the last morsels of memory from a woman afflicted with Alzheimer’s; delight in the celebration of Cinco De Mayo with traditional Mexican dancers and an all-female mariachi band; explore an immersive illustration of love and loss, all within our Empathy Lounge.
The space is designed for comfort and conversation. NFFTYx encourages visitors of the Empathy Lounge to engage with the people both inside and out of the headsets with respect.
NFFTYx EMPATHY LOUNGE
A selection of immersive 360° and VR storytelling works by industry professionals.
NFFTYx 2018 Empathy Lounge content provided by the following creative agencies and collectives:
**HEALTH WARNING** Some people may experience motion sickness, nausea, disorientation, blurred vision, or other discomfort when experiencing virtual reality. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop viewing immediately and advise the attendant. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, please advise the attendant before participating. You should not participate if you are under the influence of alcohol or have an impaired sense of balance.