CAMP Festival 2019

2019-10-07 00:00:00 2019-10-08 00:00:00 America/Toronto CAMP Festival 2019 Are you an industry professional, independent artist, a student or an educator looking for a creative spark? Have you always wanted to know more and stay relevant in an industry that’s in constant flux? Do you want to be inspired? CAMP Festival is two solidly packed days of cutting-edge creative technology, art and design, with hand-picked speakers from around the world coming together in Calgary. Calgary FITC Calgary



Can we utilize extended reality (XR) technologies to create positive social impact? Are there ways that these can be leveraged to help improve our lives or address some of the broader social or environmental issues that we’re facing? What kind of use cases does this medium lend itself to?

XR designer Anastasia Victor aims to explore these questions through both precedent examples and the work that she has been developing within her own practice. This talk will provide a critical overview of extended reality technologies like augmented and virtual reality, including a brief history, as well as current developments and future applications.


To provide an overview of XR technologies and to engage the audience to think critically about current/future applications.

Target Audience

All participants, designers, storytellers, creators who are working with or interested in working with AR/VR

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What is XR? A brief history of augmented, virtual & mixed reality
  2. An overview of the current state of extended reality technologies
  3. Critical design – precedent works in XR and caveats
  4. Speculative futures with PLACE – can we use XR for social good?
  5. Future applications