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9 January 2020
15:15 - 17:00
Grote Zaal, Muntstraat 2A

“Entering the Scene: The Role of the Human Body in VR” – Niki Smit (Co-founder of Monobanda)

***Please note that there are very limited seats available so make sure that you RSVP in advance through the link above***

For us, VR is the first time in history the viewer is inside the visual medium. There are no more edges of the stage, painting frames or 16:9 ratios. No longer are we outsiders merely looking in. We are now entering the scene with our whole body. This is a very important development. Before VR, Virtual worlds used to address our eyes and empathy, now it can address our whole body. As such, we need to design with the whole body of our audience in mind

Niki Smit is co-founder and designer of play at Monobanda, where he explores and expands the boundaries of play and interaction. Additionaly he is co-creator of the meditative VR experience DEEP. His work focuses heavily on researching and developing news forms of play. Through Monobanda he creates projects that connect the human body, physical space and the virtual world in surprising ways, creating meaningful play that fills the space between art, science and education.

Monobanda is an award winning studio that explores and expands the boundaries of play and interaction. Their projects connect the human body, physical space and the virtual world in surprising ways, creating new forms of meaningful play that find their way into art, science and education.

Monobanda’s Website