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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Patent Alert

Experience what the smart glasses of the future will offer. Are we actually heading in the right direction?

Science fiction is closer than you think. Without our knowing it, big companies like Google and Microsoft are registering patents for advanced smart glasses, which scan the environment and add information to the image—like Pokémon GO, but applied to make everyday life easier. That is, if the smart glasses you are wearing have all the patents available, because it looks like the tech giants will be competing for the handiest options. One company owns the rights to scanning common hand gestures, while the other holds a patent on helping you to cross the road. Patent Alert exposes this dubious impending scenario. Visitors experience the special HoloLens themselves, only to be confronted by the patenting obstacles that future apps will face. The tone is tongue-in-cheek, but the experience raises thought-provoking questions. How much control over your life are you prepared to give away in exchange for convenience? It is a better idea to think about this now than in 20 years’ time.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Sander Veenhof

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