The 5 @ Tech discussions are back in style this April 25 as the Phi Centre presents the first event of this monthly series in conjunction with the Particles of Existence exhibition, with the theme When documentary and VR merge.
This 5 @ Tech event will unfold in the same intimate setting at the heart of Phi’s Particles of Existence exhibition. Remember, these exclusive 5 @ Tech events are limited to just 35 attendees, and tickets are now available for past and current visitors to the exhibition, as well as anyone with an interest in new ways of storytelling in the digital age.
Participants will be invited to examine how documentary and virtual reality interact, intersect and come together. Just like the previous 5 @ Tech evenings, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with some key players on Montreal’s cultural, creative and technological stage. The panelists for this discussion will be:
- Karim Benessaieh, journalist at La Presse, who has touched almost every field, from politics to news, with a growing passion for tech. He helped set up the Canoe and Cyberpresse websites in the late 1990s, and since 2014, he has been specializing in technology news coverage in La Presse's Business section;
- Félix Lajeunesse from Felix & Paul Studios, who are constantly setting and updating the standards regarding what we expect — and can expect — from virtual reality. Combining proprietary camera systems and post-production software with a thoughtful, nuanced approach to filmmaking, Félix and Paul are creating high-end cinematic experiences turning heads around the industry — and the world;
- Louis-Richard Tremblay, producer at NFB, works between documentary and technologies with an interest in projects where interactivity supports the creation of a narrative universe that explores phenomena that affect individuals and society. His most recent work concerns mobile experiences and immersive VR environments.
Please note that the discussion will be in French.