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INCUBATE NEW WORK

 

DevLab is a new initiative from Oculus & Kaleidoscope to support independent VR creators and explore the boundaries of virtual reality as an art form. A month-long program, DevLab has selected leading artists from around the world to incubate new work, seek funding, and create the next wave of great VR experiences.

 
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THE PROGRAM

DevLab begins with a two-day gathering in Los Angeles. Through hands-on workshops, live performances, and mentorship, rough ideas become solid projects. After a month of continued development, creators present their projects to potential investors at a showcase event at Facebook headquarters.

DEVLAB CREATORS

 

Twenty-eight innovators were selected for the inaugural class of DevLab. These are the rising stars of virtual reality; artists such as Arnaud Colinart, Ben Vance, and Milica Zec whose work expands the medium, as well as newcomers like Julio Medem, the acclaimed director of Sex and Lucia, who are venturing into VR for the first time.

 
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SCHEDULE

2-DAY WORKSHOP
OCT 31 - NOV 1, 2016

DEVELOPMENT
NOV 2 -  DEC 1, 2016

SHOWCASE
DEC 2 • FACEBOOK HQ

 

DEVLAB ADVISORS

 

Creators at DevLab work with an accomplished group of advisors from both the virtual reality industry as well as other creative industries such as film, gaming, dance, theater, architecture, music, and the visual arts.

 
JESS ENGEL Director of Original Content at Within

JESS ENGEL
Director of Original Content at Within

KERENZA HARRIS Head of Advanced Technology, Morphosis  

KERENZA HARRIS
Head of Advanced Technology, Morphosis
 

MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST Creative Studio

MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST Creative Studio

SASCHKA UNSELD Creative Director, Oculus Story Studio  

SASCHKA UNSELD Creative Director, Oculus Story Studio

 

ZACH MORRIS Artistic Director at Third Rail Projects

ZACH MORRIS
Artistic Director at
Third Rail Projects

COLUM SLEVIN Head of Experiences, Oculus VR

COLUM SLEVIN
Head of Experiences, Oculus VR

VINNY DEPONTO Mentalist & Mind Reader

VINNY DEPONTO Mentalist & Mind Reader

JULIA SOURIKOFF Head of VR at Tool of North America  

JULIA SOURIKOFF
Head of VR at Tool of North America

 

JOE CHEN Executive Technical Producer at Here Be Dragons  

JOE CHEN
Executive Technical Producer at
Here Be Dragons

 

MIKE WOODS Founder & CCO at White Rabbit VR

MIKE WOODS
Founder & CCO at
White Rabbit VR

BRAD SPAHR  Head of Emerging Technology at Sony Music

BRAD SPAHR 
Head of Emerging Technology at Sony Music

IDA BENEDETTO Experience Designer & Media Strategist

IDA BENEDETTO Experience Designer & Media Strategist

DEVLAB FOUNDERS

 
YELENA RACHITSKY Creative Producer, Experiences at Oculus

YELENA RACHITSKY
Creative Producer, Experiences at Oculus

SELENA PINNELL Creative Director Kaleidoscope

SELENA PINNELL
Creative Director
Kaleidoscope

RENÉ PINNELL CEO & Founder Kaleidoscope

RENÉ PINNELL
CEO & Founder
Kaleidoscope

JILL KLEKAS Producer Kaleidoscope

JILL KLEKAS
Producer
Kaleidoscope

CHRISTINA TANOUYE Operations Oculus

CHRISTINA TANOUYE Operations
Oculus