XR Art Exhibition
Step into a world beyond reality as we proudly present The garden of liminal delights at the 'Reality Check Festival' - a feast for the senses and a celebration of XR art!
Join us on the 30th of March in the Grote Kerk Enschede as we bring together talented and visionary XR artists to showcase their work and share their stories. From 10:00 to 16:30, you can immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes, be transported to new dimensions, and witness the limitless potential of XR technology. Whether you're a seasoned XR pro, a newcomer to the scene, or interested in arts and a new experience, The garden of liminal delights is something for you.
The garden of liminal delights is part of the Reality Check Festival. Every visitor with an RCF regular or student ticket can access the XR exhibition area.
However, suppose you are only interested in the XR Exhibition; you can buy the garden of liminal delights ticket for only 10 euros. In the garden of liminal delights, you'll have access to an XR art exhibition, artist talks, and the chance to mingle with XR enthusiasts.
So, gather your curiosity and courage, and join us for a reality check that will blow your mind! The garden of liminal delights is organized thanks to a collaboration between the XR Lab, Tetem, and Sickhouse.
Talent meets opportunity at our upcoming event! On the second day, our industry partners will check portfolios from 10:00 to 15:00. To participate in the portfolio check, students must subscribe. However, spots are limited, so signing up as soon as possible is recommended to secure your spot!
We have a stellar line-up of companies participating in the portfolio check, including Tijdlab, Creative Animal, Lion Castle, Rusty Lake, Media Monks, and more.
Besides the portfolio check, workshops are also offered on the second day from 10:00 to 15:00. Our industry partners will provide valuable insights and practical tips on game design, programming, graphics, and other exciting topics. As with the portfolio check, space is limited, so it's best to register early to avoid missing out on the chance to level up your skills!
If you are curious about our workshops, check out the information below.
- Thumbnailing for storytelling, by Juan Bahamon (MediaMonks)
- Roadmap Blender, by Jeroen Bakker(Blender)
- Introduction to Unity, by Hans Wichman (Saxion)
- and more!!
Foods & Drinks
The ticket price includes a welcome coffee and/or tea, as well as drinks and snacks to be enjoyed during the Reality Check Festival after-drink on the 30th of March. Lunch is not included but can be purchased at one of the many lunch venues close to the Metropool/Wilminktheater.
- The door opens at 9:30 on both days.
- Program starts at 10:00 on both days.
- Program finishes at 17:30 on 30th March and 15:00 on 31st March.
Special Group Visits
ACuTe is an innovative and trend-setting project set to revolutionize how theatre and performing arts are produced and performed by incorporating emerging technology and new forms of cultural collaboration and competence development.
ACuTe comprises a strong partnership of 14 leading theatres, universities, and creative arts organizations, including Saxion XR Lab, Ars Electronica, the European Theatre Convention, and Europe’s first Academy for Theatre and Digitality. This consortium, representing 10 different European countries, is set to achieve new approaches and models for testing new technology, leading to audience development, co-creation, and capacity development within performing arts and theatre institutions.
During Reality Check Festival, the members of ACuTe will be visiting talks and conducting brainstorming sessions and workshops to learn more and change the future of performing arts and theatre production. If you are interested in the project and like to know more, please let us know!
SURF is hosting the 2nd XR Developer meetup at Reality Check Festival on the 30th of March in Enschede. For more than 35 years, SURF has been the IT cooperative organization of educational and research institutions in the Netherlands.
In its role of connecting people on areas of innovation, SURF initiated the XR Developer Network to bring together those working on XR for education and research. It is a technically focused group complementary to existing XR communities active at the SURF members, not tied to a specific application domain or sector, but with the technological level as a focal point. There is a lot that can be gained at this level by coming together, learning from and inspiring each other, overcoming (shared) challenges related to the technology, discussing XR developments, or even to co-develop.
If your organization is a SURF member and you want to join the 2nd XR Developer Network meetup during Reality Check Festival, we invite you to contact Paul Melis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a free Reality Check ticket. Tickets are limited in number and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Industrial Reality Hub
The Industrial Reality Hub (IRhub) is a European Fieldlab for regional innovation with Dutch companies that develop XR and/or apply it to industry. IRhub will be hosting an open meet-up session to discuss best practices for preparing individuals who are new to XR experiences.
To ensure that XR experiences have a meaningful impact, it is important that individuals are not intimidated by the technology or unsure of how to engage with it properly. In this session participants will learn about the best practices developed as part of the train-the-VR-trainer program.
The second part of the session will be an open discussion where developers and users can share their experiences and insights. Join us at IRhub open session to discover the latest insights and practices for creating impactful XR experiences.