Dark Rides and a History of Virtual Spaces

Case Study: the Dark Ride Project

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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.

Joel Zika
Joel Zika, Founder | The Dark Ride Project

Joel Zika is a VR artist and Documentarian, and a lecturer in Screen and Design at Deakin University, at Melbourne, Australia.

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