David Cronenberg’s way to VR

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Inside the David Cronenberg VR Experience with the Developers Who Met Him

Body/Mind/Change is a trans-media experience that was built to accompany a recent celebration of film director David Cronenberg and his work. As part of the project Blair Renaud, developer of Technolust, got to meet the man behind Scanners and The Fly. Renaud shares his experiences and we talk with the team about how the project came to be. David Cronenberg, one of the most divisive directors of his generation, is undeniably one of a kind. With classics such as Scanners (1981), Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986) and eXistenZ (1999), his works have regularly explored an uncomfortable yet potentially prophetic fascination in the convergence of flesh and technology. 1999’s eXistenZ in particular predicted the resurgence of virtual reality, and contains much that could be seen as prescient echoes or warnings against the dangers of truly immersive entertainment platforms. ….[READ]

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