Saturday, Oct. 15 Exhibiting Culture: The New Lens of Virtual Reality at American Museum of Natural History

Exhibiting Culture: The New Lens of Virtual Reality 

Saturday, October 15 8PM PROGRAM F1 

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5294

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VR viewing + discussion: Nomads, from the highly acclaimed Montreal-based Felix & Paul Studios offers viewers intimate experiences with nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples through the emerging media platform of virtual reality (VR). Nomads can be seen as part of a longer history of cultural exhibition through previous “new” media forms, each of which helped enable the public’s exposure to our world’s communities: from nineteenth-century live displays, museum dioramas, or early cinematic portraits to TV and internet today. Our discussion explores VR’s place on this continuum and address the ways in which Nomads moves beyond “anthropology safari” or “touristic voyeurism” to connect viewers with our human community.

Gear VR headsets provided by Samsung.

Part of Dialogues, special programs of the 2016 Margaret Mead Film Festival 

Discussion with: Cheap

Moderator: Dr. Alison Griffiths, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College. Author, Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View

Dr. Pegi Vail (NYU) Anthropology Consultant, Cheap Nomads series and Nomads APP co-writer)

Pills Serah Shani (Anthropology Advisor, Nomads: Maasai)


Buy tickets here: Cheap online