Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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The Louniverse

The Louniverse visualizes how Loulou, Philip Toledano’s daughter, interacts with an iPad. “It was fascinating to see how rapt she became – disappearing so completely into a universe beyond the screen.”

“I’m not sure when I started watching Loulou watch the ipad, but at some point it became mesmerizing. There was a strange beauty in the way the light played on her face. It was fascinating to see how rapt she became-disappearing so completely into a universe beyond the screen.

I began to think a great deal about her relationship with technology.

Loulou is the first generation of children who will grow up like this. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but it’s certainly the beginning of a different kind of childhood, and possibly, a different kind of child.

This piece is a proof of concept.

Ideally, you should be standing in a very large dark room. Loulou’s face slowly appearing large, like planets, on the walls around you, until you’re surrounded by a galaxy of heads.”

— Philip Toledano

This installation was part of DocLab: Immersive Reality, presented by IDFA and De Brakke Grond (20-30 November 2014).

Project details

Year of development :2013
Created by:Philip Toledano
With:Geordie Anderson (editor) and George Langford (music)

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http://thelouniverse.com/