What You Missed At the 2nd Annual Infinity Festival (In Pictures)

Pearly Pearl Self Portrait (3D point cloud on persistence of vision fan) (Photo by Adam Newman)Cara Lee, Breathe Chill Awakening (algorithm x data = servo + 3D print) (Photo by Adam Newman)Cara Lee, Breathe Chill Awakening (algorithm x data = servo + 3D print) (Photo by Adam Newman)Claudia Meyer Sensoris (mixed media, stainless steel, LED light, Optium museum acrylic, augmented reality) (Photo by Adam Newman)IF Patron Creates Mood-Enhancing Art In Chromadose VR Demo (Photo by Zachery Braden)IF Patron explores a virtual world (Photo by Zachery Braden)IF Patron Explores the GREASE AR Installation (Photo by Zachery Braden)IF Patron Immersed in the Gloomy Eyes VR Installation (Photo by Zachery Braden)IF Patron paints a surreal, virtual landscape that reacts to bio-feedback in Chromadose VR Demo (Photo by Zachery Braden)Locke Webster Upon Mountains (3D printed ASA _ PLA plastic (Photo by Dustin Clendenen)Mona Kuhn & Boris Salchow, Threshold (video and sound) (Photo by Adam Newman)Infinity Festival 2019 (Photo by Zachery Braden)Teek Mach Us (looking glass hologram viewer, 3D painting made in Tiltbrush) (Photo by Adam Newman)

The line between art, VR, and entertainment has never been more blurry than it is right now. This is the evolving intersection where Infinity Festival explores the theme of “Story Advanced By Technology.” The second annual conference took place at Goya Studio and the Dream Hotel from November 7th to 9th, drawing Hollywood creators and Silicon Valley innovators alike to explore everything from 5G, to AI, to Blockchain.

The festival hosted a two-room ART + TECH showcase featuring cutting-edge work by a dozen artists using 3D printing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, sculpture, and Digital Photography as mediums, but the main hall was booming with just as much creativity. A live-action 360-degree VR film by Ilya Rozhkov put you in the head of “Agent Emerson,” a GREASE-emblazoned table became the stage for a fully-immersive AR musical performance, and a deceptively simple-looking facial motion-capture station transformed people into a CGI David Bowie.

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