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Friday, June 23 • 11:15am - 11:55am
LOOT Interactive Presents: Virtual Reality & Space: Creating Storytelling Experiences That Resonate

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Want to feel what is like to step on the surface for Mars, Moon and to explore our vast Universe? Join us for a discussion regarding how leading VR companies like LOOT, Time & Discovery create amazing space experiences using VR as a way to immerse users into space exploration. 

LOOT Interactive, in partnership with 8i and Time Inc. created the Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars and, in collaboration with Linden Lab, created NASA’s Apollo Museum which will debut at The Art Of VR.  

Visitors to the Apollo Museum can explore, in high-detail, one of mankind’s defining moments, the Apollo 11 mission, in which NASA landed the first human beings on Earth’s Moon. Explore true-to-scale models of the Saturn V rocket, Command Module and the Lunar Module, track the entire mission from launch to re-entry via a Museum-size mission map, and teleport to a recreation of the Apollo 11 moon landing site!  The Apollo 11 Museum Experience will launch, alongside with Sansar for PC, Oculus Rift, and HTC VIVE users later this year.

Jeff Kluger is editor at large for Time Magazine & writer of seven books, including “Apollo 13” and the recently released “Apollo 8 - The Trilling Story Of The First Mission to the Moon”. Jeff also collaborated with LOOT and 8i during the production of Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars. 

Cory Key is Vice President of Interactive for the Discovery Agency, Discovery Communications’ in-house creative agency. In this capacity, he oversees a talented team of designers and developers who work on immersive digital experiences to support Discovery’s wide-ranging programming and drives creative innovation across platforms. On The DayThe Asteroid Struck users can experience the extraordinary journey of the 1908 Tunguska event in VR. Ride with the meteor as it barrels towards Earth and witness the devastating impact as it breaches the Earth’s atmosphere and explodes over Siberia. This ground-breaking VR experience combines breathtaking visuals, immersive educational information and the power of the universe to prove why we love to celebrate Asteroid Day, the global awareness movement that could save the planet from asteroid impacts. The Day The Asteroid Struck hits the Discovery VR app on June 23rd. 


Moderators
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Caitlin Burns

Vice Chair, New Media Council, Producers Guild of America
Currently Vice Chair of the Producers’ Guild of America New Media Council, and Head VR instructor for the New York Film Academy, Caitlin Burns has developed storyworlds with creative visionaries and technological pioneers ranging from global blockbuster feature films, award-win... Read More →

Speakers
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Bjorn Laurin

VP, Product, Sansar
Bjorn Laurin serves as the VP of Product for Linden Lab, spearheading the development the development for Sansar, the new platform for user created social VR experiences. | | Prior to joining Linden Lab, Bjorn held several high-level management positions at MySpace and Yahoo... Read More →
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Christian Laursen

Creative Director, LOOT Interactive
Christian Laursen, Creative Director at LOOT Interactive, is an industry veteran. | | He created together with the LOOT team the Apollo Museum for Sansar, Linden Lab’s new social VR platform. Worked closely with Buzz Aldrin Space Institute to design the realistic-looking... Read More →
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Danilo Moura

Co-founder | Head of Creative Services & Operations, LOOT Interactive, LLC.
Danilo Moura is a distinguished entertainment industry visionary with over 17 years of experience. He is Co-founder and Head of Creative Services at LOOT Interactive, a game studio located in Culver City, CA. During his 10 year's tenure at LOOT, Danilo has been the executive pr... Read More →
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Kyle Ranson-Walsh

Director, Branded Experiences, Discovery Communications
Kyle Ranson-Walsh is the Director, Branded Experiences for Discovery Communications connecting brands with Discovery VR’s cutting-edge & award-winning storytelling.Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Ranson-Walsh served as Senior Creative Producer for Compass, an innovative venture-backed real estate technology platform. He has worked as a producer, director and strategist, with brands large and small. Earlier in his career, Ranson-Walsh spent a decade at Pixar Animation Studios helping bring animated films to the screen including Academy-award winning features Ratatouille, WALL-E, and UP, and Golden-Globe nominated Cars 2. Additionally, he managed production for... Read More →


Friday June 23, 2017 11:15am - 11:55am
Sotheby's Auction House 1334 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021

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