Monday, June 26th, 2017 12:30pm-12:55pm CR2D2-17(Room 201) CONFERENCE OR MULTIPASS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION
Dark Rides and a History of Virtual Spaces
Joel Zika will discuss the link between traditional haunted amusements and contemporary VR. Joel has spent his entire career studying Dark Rides (“spook houses,” “ghost trains,” etc.) and has built a VR project to archive this iconic but fading form of American entertainment. Joel will explain the history of Dark Rides and how his project is using VR to unite thousands around a universal cause.