ITP Camp 2017

Hacking the physical in 360 video: Mask-driven storytelling workshop

Session Leaders: Daveed

Tags: #fabrication #storytelling #360 video

Created By: Daveed

VR headsets are horrible. As tools to tell stories through, they are clearly problematic. It is clear that these functional commercial objects are not designed by the storytellers - who are left grappling with the task of delivering emotionally compelling content through the undignified things.

This session asks: What possibilities will emerge if storytellers tap into the power of the mask itself, and take ownership of its design and construction - as part of the process of the story they seek to tell?

Because masks, we should remember, are powerful. All over the world, masks have a huge role in human cultures. Their ability to impact both those inside them and those outside them is used in countless ways - from the sacred to the profane.

This quick-n-dirty workshop will have three parts:

1) A brainstorming session for rapid prototyping of a project. One can work alone or in teams. 2) Creating a fully functional 360 headset-mask using cardboard templates, by hacking a Google Cardboard. 3) Shooting a quick one-shot 360 video to go especially with that mask. I will show how to get a 360 video up on Youtube within minutes of its shooting, using the Samsung gear cameras and their handy software.

Once this session is done, we will have a little exhibition of head-mounted projects.


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Kathleen judge June 27, 2017, 6:42 pm

I\'m not able to get there in time. If you have any slides I would love to see them. I am sorry I am not able to make it.

Daveed June 27, 2017, 8:44 pm

Punk Unicorn:

Daveed June 28, 2017, 2:15 am

@Kathleen judge Of course!!! Will share.

Daveed June 28, 2017, 11:42 am

Bathroom Mask: (temp. title)

Plant Mask (temp. title (:)

King For A Day:


Chess mask coming soon!