Report DocLab Interactive Conference | IDFA
On Sunday, the one-day DocLab Interactive Conference, one of the highlights of the DocLab: Immersive Reality program, came full circle with valuable lessons about how the internet lost its innocence, and how pure escapism is now an art-form-to-be with virtual reality on the cusp of becoming a medium accessible to everyone.
The passionate opening words by Monique Simard, head of the SODEC Foundation in Canada, rang through the entire day that followed. As the eminence grise of interactive storytelling she firmly stated we can no longer ignore the convergence of disciplines and genres if we want to change the imbalance in financing for interactive formats. Although everyone present at the conference likely understood DocLab’s joking question if the internet has lost its innocence, digital culture is still treated as an exception by most public funders.