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Culture Shock is a New York City-based consultancy focused on disruptive innovation. We are cultural producers, strategists and storytellers.

BBC World Service - On this week's episode of Click, "The Politics of Tech Resistance" Lauren Hutchinson features the Na...
05/04/2017
The Politics of Tech Resistance, Click - BBC World Service

BBC World Service - On this week's episode of Click, "The Politics of Tech Resistance" Lauren Hutchinson features the National Theatre NFB immersive theatre and VR experience Draw Me Close at Tribeca. Starts at 15:45. Interviews with project creator Jordan Tannahill and collaborators, audience members and Lauren's recording of her own experience of the live performance. Have a listen and enjoy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0511lzv#play

The politics and tools of tech resistance.

"Each of these pieces–from being tucked into bed by an actress as part of Draw Me Close, to the startlingly futuristic...
05/02/2017
Hugging A Cartoon: The Bizarre Future Of Virtual Design

"Each of these pieces–from being tucked into bed by an actress as part of Draw Me Close, to the startlingly futuristic cube of The Last Goodbye, to the smart, anchoring physical design of Blackout–revealed how designers are thinking about bridging the gap between mind and body through installations. More than anything, Tribeca’s VR arcade was a reminder of how this art form is incredibly nascent. The problem of how to truly blur those boundaries has yet to be solved." https://www.fastcodesign.com/90112201/i-hugged-a-cartoon-the-bizarre-future-of-virtual-design"

When designers try to make VR physical, things get weird.

"I knew nothing about the form. As I became more familiar with it, several exciting affordances emerged: Its immersive a...
04/29/2017
Draw Me Close Uses VR, Props, And Performance To Evoke Childhood

"I knew nothing about the form. As I became more familiar with it, several exciting affordances emerged: Its immersive and interactive capabilities. The ability to 'enter' an animation and move about within it. The way VR seems to exist within a liminal space between dreaming and waking." Jordan Tannahill, creator of Draw Me Close. National Theatre NFB https://uploadvr.com/draw-me-close-childhood/

Draw Me Close is a singular virtual reality experience that may be one of the most immersive so far.

"It's a groundbreaking marriage of reality and VR, and I believe (and you should hope) that it will be copied by others....
04/27/2017
Intimate stories and live actors show just how beautiful VR can be

"It's a groundbreaking marriage of reality and VR, and I believe (and you should hope) that it will be copied by others....It's an emotional and technologically brilliant experience that takes the concept of immersion into new heights." - Mashable review of #DrawMeClose co-produced by National Theatre and NFB http://mashable.com/2017/04/26/tribeca-film-fest-virtual-reality-experiences/#in857805paqy

At the Tribeca Film Festival, virtual reality is an art form.

"London’s National Theatre is reinventing the narrative by combining a live-action actors’ performances with 3-D ani...
04/26/2017
How Live Theater Could Reinvent Itself With Virtual Reality

"London’s National Theatre is reinventing the narrative by combining a live-action actors’ performances with 3-D animation."... Along with the narrative and acting being very genuine, the illustrations also help contribute to the personal and familiar feeling of the experience. Teva Harrison, who drew the entire experience within VR using Google’s Tilt Brush, said this project is easy to connect to because of how personal it is to the creators. “It’s really personal to Jordan because his mother has metastatic breast cancer, and so do I,” Harrison said. “That’s one of the reasons it was very meaningful for me to work on this project.”Created by Jordan Tannahill, co-produced by National Theatre and NFB http://www.vocativ.com/423661/live-theater-virtual-reality/

London's National Theater experiments with mixing real actors in a digital world

Any artists interested in the US Visa/Green Card process should check out this FREE course in NYC Dec 7th. If you're not...
12/06/2016
Seminar NYC - ARTIST GREEN CARD

Any artists interested in the US Visa/Green Card process should check out this FREE course in NYC Dec 7th. If you're not in NYC then check the site for their online services/resources.

Our comprehensive step-by-step guides will show you how to file your US Artist Green Card or O1 Visa - self-file or work with an attorney.

11/17/2016
Impact Network

A beautiful immersive musical-dance VR experience of schools in rural Zambia. An Impact Network production.

Take a virtual reality dip into our schools in rural Zambia!

Impact Network
11/17/2016
Impact Network

Impact Network

Impact Network is in the Huffington Post today! Check out the article on creating our VR experience in Zambia!

Here's the link to FREE download or streaming of In\Formation, a two-part 25 min 360° 3D documentary in VR about VR by ...
06/30/2016
About

Here's the link to FREE download or streaming of In\Formation, a two-part 25 min 360° 3D documentary in VR about VR by director Debra Anderson. For the best experience, use headphones and watch in VR with Google Cardboard. Enjoy and please share! http://www.informationdocumentary.com/

World Premiere Available for free streaming and download, links below

Flashback: Dr. Steve Guynup on the Cross-Section of Art and VR - Virtual Reality & Oculus News...
08/10/2015
Flashback: Dr. Steve Guynup on the Cross-Section of Art and VR - Virtual Reality & Oculus News...

Flashback: Dr. Steve Guynup on the Cross-Section of Art and VR - Virtual Reality & Oculus News...

Virtual reality is about hit the mainstream, and it’s about to hit it hard. It is showing up everywhere – from being an integral part in large scale conferences to showing up at small, close knit meetups. Practically everywhere you look, VR is booting up to alter every industry it touches; but where…

Dear Friends, please take a moment to vote for our close collaborator artist Glenn Marhsall for The Lumen Prize for his ...
08/05/2015
Lumen Online Gallery | The Lumen Prize Exhibition

Dear Friends, please take a moment to vote for our close collaborator artist Glenn Marhsall for The Lumen Prize for his work 'Particle Man' in global competition. It takes only minute to register and vote! Thank you! Thank you!

Forget your Netflix binge this weekend - Are you caught up on all 7 episodes of Do Not Track? Knowledge is power. Episod...
06/26/2015
Do Not Track

Forget your Netflix binge this weekend - Are you caught up on all 7 episodes of Do Not Track? Knowledge is power. Episode No. 5: Big Data: Inside the Algorithm https://donottrack-doc.com/en/episode/5

Do Not Track, a personalized web series about privacy and the web economy. Directed by Brett Gaylor, coproduced by Upian, Arte, ONF & BR.

Congrats, you have an all male panel!
05/14/2015
Congrats, you have an all male panel!

Congrats, you have an all male panel!

Documenting all male panels, seminars, events, and various other things featuring all male experts....

On May 14th, please join the Fulbright Association's New York Chapter and The New School in a panel discussion about qua...
05/06/2015
Women in Tech: Quantifying the Impact of the Arts through Big Data

On May 14th, please join the Fulbright Association's New York Chapter and The New School in a panel discussion about quantifying the impact of the arts through big data. "Women in Tech: Quantifying the Impact of the Arts through Big Data." Panelists include Debra Anderson (Designer of the Big Data Consumer Research course at The New School and Co-Founder of Culture Shock and Stereo Projects), Rebecca Davis (Fulbright NY Alumna-in-Residence and Executive Director of MindLeaps), Anjali Deshmukh (Fulbright Alumna, Director of Knowledge & Communications at Nonprofit Finance Fund & artist), Yao Huang (Founder of The Hatchery), and longtime curator Christiane Paul (currently Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum and Associate Dean at The New School) - moderated by Josephine Dorado (President of Fulbright NY Chapter, State Dept TechCamp Trainer & artist).http://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-tech-quantifying-the-impact-of-the-arts-through-big-data-tickets-16362572896

What can big data tell us about the economic & social impact of the arts? Join the Fulbright Association's New York Chapter and The New School in a panel discussion about quantifying the impact of the arts through big data. What can big data tell us about the economic and social impact of the arts?…

The Enemy is here and Culture Shock is delighted to join the team as US Production Consultancy partner and support the i...
05/06/2015
The Enemy

The Enemy is here and Culture Shock is delighted to join the team as US Production Consultancy partner and support the incredible vision of photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa for his pionnering fully immersive project The Enemy at the crossroads of storytelling, science and journalism. Karim breaks away from traditional media depictions of war to explore our shared humanity, notions of 'enemy' and 'empathy' and deepen our knowledge of the long-standing conflicts of our time through fully immersive experiences. Following our private salon for The Enemy at Columbia University Maison Française, Karim premiered his virtual reality prototype at the Tribeca Film Festival Official Storyscapes Selection. The project site now live. We will have more news to share soon, so please sign up to #FollowTheEnemy at http://theenemyishere.org/

The Enemy breaks away from traditional media depictions of war. By allowing the ones who carry out the violence to explain who they are, their motives and their dreams, the project challenges views held by all sides, and ultimately humanizes the combatants. We provide no answers or explanations. Ins…

Episode 3 is now out! S01E03 : Like MiningA couple of likes on Facebook, that can’t say much about you, right? Wrong. ...
05/03/2015
Do Not Track

Episode 3 is now out! S01E03 : Like Mining
A couple of likes on Facebook, that can’t say much about you, right? Wrong. The German blogger and TV-presenter Richard Gutjahr welcomes you to the unbelievable world of online-profiling.https://donottrack-doc.com/

Do Not Track, a personalized web series about privacy and the web economy. Directed by Brett Gaylor, coproduced by Upian, Arte, ONF & BR.

Konbini, purveyor of pop culture, interviews artist Nigel Evan Dennis about his Peaky Blinders immersive graphic tribute...
03/20/2015
The 'Peaky Blinders' world gets an immersive data visualization

Konbini, purveyor of pop culture, interviews artist Nigel Evan Dennis about his Peaky Blinders immersive graphic tribute "We just sell different parts of ourselves" commissioned by Arte http://www.konbini.com/us/entertainment/the-peaky-blinders-world-gets-an-immersive-data-visualization/

Chicago-based graphic designer Nigel Evan Dennis created data visualizations for 'True Detective' and 'Game of Thrones'. Now he takes on 'Peaky Blinders'.

Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER
03/18/2015
Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER

Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER

The California firm's patent details a wearable that could target any substances, when present in the blood, that may affect the health of a wearer by transmitting energy into the vessels.

Interactive Storytelling and Innovation Collide  Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Film Institute Bombay Sapphire #Storyscap...
03/13/2015
Tribeca

Interactive Storytelling and Innovation Collide Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Film Institute Bombay Sapphire #Storyscapes - The five Storyscapes interactive installations presented at this year’s Festival are...

Creators, futurists, coders, and storytellers alike will gather at the Festival’s new creative hub for an exciting lineup of tech-driven events and interactive installations.

An artistic tribute to #PEAKYBLINDERS Mixing TV Drama and Data Visualization by artist Nigel Evan Dennis produced by Art...
03/04/2015
Peaky Blinders, a graphic tribute - ARTE

An artistic tribute to #PEAKYBLINDERS Mixing TV Drama and Data Visualization by artist Nigel Evan Dennis produced by Arte Agat Films & Cie - Ex Nihilo #wejustselldifferentpartsofourselves http://bit.ly/1wHYfLw

After True Detective and GOT, have a look at Nigel Evan Dennis’ graphic tribute to Peaky Blinders.

Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age
02/13/2015
Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age

Net pioneer warns of data Dark Age

Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says a way must be found to stop all our images and documents being lost through technological obsolescence.

How to harness the power of immersive media (infographic)
02/11/2015
How to harness the power of immersive media (infographic)

How to harness the power of immersive media (infographic)

In an article in Admap a couple of years back, noted branded content guy Graham Hodge said some very nice things about The Art of Immersion but observed quite rightly that the book "stops short of offering advice to brands."...

Governments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs
02/08/2015
Governments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs

Governments Need Policies Combining Innovation and Jobs

Governments need policies combining innovation and jobs, but it’s challenging to spend funds from employment budgets on innovation. Finance ministries want to know “when” and “how” the jobs will be...

Congratulations to our friends at The National Film Board of Canada! Their project The Devils Toy won a well deserved Gr...
02/06/2015
Rouli-Roulant Remix - DEVIL'S TOY - Grands Prix du Design

Congratulations to our friends at The National Film Board of Canada! Their project The Devils Toy won a well deserved Grands Prix du Design award!

Une installation interactive qui revisite le cinéma d’auteur Pour fêter les 75 ans de L’ONF, 14 réalisateurs en provenance de 8 pays et de 4 continents ont revisité le film...

The Next Internet Is TV
02/06/2015
The Next Internet Is TV

The Next Internet Is TV

I was talking to someone who works at one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept that distracted everyone for a few years while they ...

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