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  • Marc Aubanel
  • maubanel@cct.lsu.edu
  • Director, LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering

Redstick Video Game Symposium Presents Amoeba

February 21, 2017

Louisiana State University


Redstick announces first guest for the 2017 Video Game Symposium at LSU Scott McPherson [amoeba] will be presenting a short history of amoeba’s creative client and visual work and new examples of VR and AR work.

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Japan Sound Project

Specialising in non-traditional utilisation of games-engine-based VR, Scott will be including examples and stories of recent VR installations in art galleries, VR theatre tours, and the new mixed media project from the amoeba studio: a VR/TV/AR crossover project [ The Illuminatus! Trilogy ], based on the novels by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. Full details of the project with video walkthroughs can be found on his website.

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The Illuminatus Trilogy Poster
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The Illuminatus Trilogy

Amoeba has just returned from the Rotterdam Film Festival, where The Illuminatus! Trilogy was one of only 4 chosen VR projects to represent VR in the film industry. Scott will elaborate the steps and workflow of how a small indie studio can take an initial idea, purchase the option to the rights for the project, and then develop a TV show with VR and AR companion pieces and submit the project to VR and film festivals for further funding and development opportunities from traditional and non traditional routes.

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The Cube Immersive Interactive Theater

Amoeba will also showcase a variety of new VR and AR works on-site using room scale HTC Vive HMDs.

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The Illuminatus Trilogy AR