WSIS – March 19-23, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland

WVRF is honoured and privileged to teams up with the WSIS (Forum), for the most innovative and largest convention of the “ICT for development” community, that will be held on March, from 19th to 23rd, at ITU in Geneva.

The annual WSIS Forum is a global platform facilitating the implementation of WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. It represents a unique occasion for information exchange, knowledge creation, identifying the latest trends, and at the same time it is a fundamental tool for discussions on the role of information and communication technologies.

For this event, WVRF wants to draw attention to different topics concerning the impact that VR experiences and technology as a source of inspiration for the implementation of educational and learning programs through the exhibition of three VR screenings experiences…

Furthermore, there will be appropriate spaces dedicated to conferences and workshops

VR Exhibition

700 Sharks

This VR documentary follows the expedition led by Laurent Ballesta, famous underwater specialist and biologist, in the tiny Fakarava atoll, in Polynesia, where 700 starving sharks are living together. After years of study, this expedition is about to revolutionize our understanding of the world’s greatest predator. It tooks the team three years of preparation to dare descend among the shark pack.

Las Meninas of Velasquez

Diego Velázquez stared at us behind his easel. His gaze invites us. We pass to the other side of this mirror painting and bust into the heart of the work to submerge along with the painter into the vertigo and the enigmatic echoes that he won’t stop playing. Between illusion and reality, Velasquez seizes our senses and endlessly questions our reason.

Alteration

Alexandro volunteers for a dream experiment. He is not aware that the scientists will inject him with Elsa, an Artificial Intelligence which will digitize and take over his subconscious to help her turn into a human being.

eyeWander

“eyeWander” proposes a new way to experience interactive video within VR. Users can generate a personalised video feed by aggregating facts and topics, simply with the eyes, into a sharable playlist of content. Watching and interacting in this way offers a unique and immersive journey through world changing projects from humanitarian aid agencies, demonstrating how interactive storytelling can enhance the public’s understanding of complex issues.