May 10, 2022
The XR_Unites Open Call #3 addresses interdisciplinary teams from Berlin’s independent art & culture scene and creative industries, that work or would like to work with XR technologies: augmented, virtual, and mixed reality.
Wanted are pitches for a strong – or unusual and radical – concept to be realized from September 2022 to May 2023 in close collaboration between culture and computer science. On the part of XR_Unites, two developers and two student assistants are involved in the agile XR development and digital media production. XR_Unites also provides a production lab, the necessary software, and a contingent of hardware and work material. The XR_Unites expert board provides feedback on the implementation. The goal is an interactive application that can be used by several users simultaneously. At the end of the collaborative development there will be a public presentation.
Thematically XR_Unites sees potential in the following areas:
▪ Artificial intelligence
▪ Reflection of social challenges (activism)
▪ Experimental interfaces between physical and virtual space
▪ End of the Anthropocene
▪ Interactive 3D sound/music
Your application should include a joint letter of motivation, a concept with at least one visualisation, an outline of your team and what each member does, CVs and a portfolio of previous work for each team member. The application deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11pm and applications are only accepted per e-mail.
Informal info events on the open call will take place via Zoom on May 31 at 5pm and on June 14 at 1pm. For the Zoom links, please visit the link in the application info below. If you have further questions or need support with your application, there is an XR_Unites consultation hour for Berlin creatives. It offers the opportunity to talk to XR_Unites consultants in timeslots of about 30 minutes each. The appointments are free of charge and are conducted online. To book a time slot, please use the same e-mail as the one for the applications.
In connection with this call, an XR Art & Networking Event scheduled to take place on June 23, 1:20–5:30 pm, at Schloss Köpenick. There will be talks, a workshop and time for conversations and networking.