Welcome to the XR K Festival

Extended Reality (XR) is a term that encompasses Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), technologies that make you feel like you're really part of a virtual world.

The Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC) at Victoria University of Wellington will be providing their state-of-the-art XR technologies to make those who can't attend in person feel like they're still part of the K Festival experience online.

The K-Pop Concert, physically taking place at Auckland's Henderson Trust Arena, will be live-streamed using several 360° cameras starting at 3pm on Saturday the 14th of August. Using your own VR headset or internet browser (on phone, tablet, or PC), you'll have the freedom to look around within the concert and feel like you're really part of the event. This way, anyone can join regardless of their physical location.

Online XR attendees may also see exclusive virtual augmentations that heighten the experience. By selecting the "Live VFX" option, you can expect to see virtual characters and effects tailored to each performance that enhance the music and make the K Festival an unforgettable extended reality experience.

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MR360 is a state-of-the-art technology developed by CMIC, Victoria University of Wellington, and DreamFlux that provides a unique solution for real-time visual effects (VFX) to create immersive XR content from live 360° video. See the CMIC website for more details.

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