FITC Toronto 2020

2020-04-19 00:00:00 2020-04-22 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2020 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC EST Toronto


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