The Future Imaginary + Intro to AbTeC Island – PXR’s IBPOC Fellowship
- Location: Online (Zoom)
- Date: February 8th 2023
- Duration: 1 hour
- Instructors: Skawennati, Vanessa Racine and Caeleigh Lightning
This week, the Skins Team joined up with PXR for a presentation on The Future Imaginary, and gave a demo on Second Life, including a short tour of AbTeC Island. Skawennati spoke about her machinimas made using Second Life, and participants got a glimpse of Caeleigh’s upcoming Cree dress-up game and Vanessa’s upcoming game on Anishinaabe love.
The IBPOC Fellowship is part of PXR’s commitment to hold space for IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) creatives. This initiative supports select youth and emerging artists across Canada with a free VR Headset, access to the PXR Conference, a cash award, and ten hours of paid mentorship in XR creation. The goal of this program is to foster a community of artists with the tools to create ground-breaking XR content, and to showcase their future creations.
Check back soon, as we’ll be joining up again to provide the IBPOC fellows an introduction to Second Life and how it can be used as a creative tool for machinima productions and other immersive projects!
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