Project Description

iON Kingston – January 24th, 2017 – Virtual Reality Exhibition, Presentation, & Networking Event

This year, Interactive Ontario is excited to expand iON to Kingston, as the region has an above average interactive digital media presence made up of startups, film companies, and Queen’s University. This iON event is hosted in partnership with Queen’s Film and Media, Kingston Economic Development and Launch Lab.

Join Interactive Ontario as we bring iON, a one-day seminar focused on Interactive Digital Media (IDM), to your neighbourhood. iON was designed to be a province-wide event series bringing knowledge sharing, networking and economic development opportunities to companies in Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, the Niagara-St. Catharines region, and Ottawa. This year we expanded to also include Sudbury and Kingston.

Location:

Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
390 King Street West
Production Studio (Room 118)
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

Event Description:

An interactive exhibition of 3-5 Virtual Reality media works accompanied by a short presentation by Henry Faber (Co-Founder of Gamma Space Collaborative Studio & Co-Curator of the POP VR series at the Toronto International Film Festival), followed by a short networking reception. This event is open to Queen’s students and the Greater Kingston IDM industry (RSVP required).

Presented by Queen’s Film & Media, Interactive Ontario, Kingston Economic Development, Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Gamma Space Collaborative Studio, Launch Lab, & KASE Insurance.

Event Format:

  • 11:30 am: Doors Open & VR Exhibition
  • 12:30 pm: Presentation & Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Industry Networking & VR Exhibition
  • 2:00 pm: Event ends

Featured Participants:

Henry Faber is a consultant focused on fostering creative, inclusive, collaborative communities of artists.

As a founder of award-winning agency Bento Box Projects, Faber has over 20 years of experience in design and product execution for clients in the film, TV and entertainment industries, turning great ideas into successful businesses. He has programmed and curated content for international games festival IndieCade; the videogame arts fair Bit Bazaar; and the VRcade (2014) and Panelscapes (2015) exhibitions, working with collaborators in comics, games and visual art. His newest venture, New Tropics, develops accessible content and technology with a host of cross-disciplinary artists.

In 2011, Faber co-founded Gamma Space Collaborative Studio, a not-for-profit coworking and event space for independent artists working in screen-based media. He has worked with dozens of videogame studios and small teams, producing several titles released on Steam, Apple, PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

Presenting Partners:

 

Event Partners:

 

Queens

Gamma Space

KEDCO



 

KASE