On the last day, we brought Machine To Be Another to the Lake Washington Girls
Middle School and demoed it for 3 classes of 6th, 7th & 8th graders. The girls were very
curious and engaged by this use of virtual reality. When asked who they would swap with if
they could swap with anyone, the resounding answer was Beyoncé!
A LITTLE BIT MORE HUMAN
Four days of watching people virtually explore each other's bodies and then ultimately
embrace “the other” as oneself was restorative in these times of deep division. It was a
heartening reminder that the human potential to engage and explore difference is more
accessible and immediate than we might think.
We were so excited by our time with the BeAnother Lab and the project that we are already
working on a plan to bring them back to Seattle in the near future.
TWIST360º BOOTCAMP @ 12
AVE ART, NOVEMBER 12
TWIST360º launched an incubation program, sponsored by Oculus, to train queer artists and
artists interested in making queer-themed content in immersive 360º storytelling. Fifteen local
artists and filmmakers were selected to participate in the TWIST360º Bootcamp, a day-long
lab taught by fearless 360º’s Sandy Cioffi and indie cinema and VR pioneer Rose Troche.
A meet and greet on Monday, November 7
at the Cloud Room, allowed participants to
introduce themselves and to get an overview of the program. On Saturday, November 12
participants gathered at 9am for a deep dive into the history, gear, and potential impact of
immersive media. In the afternoon, participants experimented with 360º shooting and
developed a 360º project idea to present to Rose Troche. Rose led a lengthy discussion
about each project pitch, providing valuable feedback and concrete next steps. It was an
engaging and inspiring experience for everyone.
ROSE TROCHE TALK @ THE CLOUD ROOM, NOVEMBER 12th
“I’m excited about it evolving. I’m excited about the emergence of a lexicon.”
We were thrilled to bring indie cinema and VR pioneer Rose Troche to TWIST360º. Best
known for her work in film and television Go Fish, Six Feet Under, The L Word, Rose is
pioneering immersive storytelling and was just voted one of the top ten women leading the
VR revolution by New York Magazine. In addition to working with TWIST360º Bootcamp
participants on project development, Rose gave a presentation to a full room at The Cloud
Room about her journey from traditional filmmaking to VR.