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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.

amoeba (Scott Mcpherson's Japan Sound Project poster

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.

The Illuminatus Trilogy TV Pilot and VR+AR Experience poster The Illuminatus Trilogy screenshots

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.

The Cube Immersive Interactive Theatre

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