What is Real? Physical, Digital or Virtual? XR Storytelling
Immersive artist-in-residence Kathleen Cohen asks specific questions inside virtual worlds, “What makes up you?” and “What is real?”
During the residency, Ms. Cohen and her collaborators set out to provide the tech support for a live virtual event with members of a native indigenous community and from a community of neurodivergent individuals. The hope is to explore what this expresses about their individual and collective identities and how this platform can help bridge the two.
You may also see this event from within Surel’s Place during the First Friday Art & Studio Stroll.
Kathleen Cohen is a digital and immersive experience artist focusing on extended reality (XR) and spatial computing projects, as it relates to future storytelling narratives and environments. Her background includes working as a creative artist and producer for DreamWorks Interactive, IBM Innovation, Disney Parks & Resorts, as well as being the Vice President of Digital Innovation for the National Constitution Center, helping to tell the contemporary story of our nation’s U.S. Constitution.
Ms. Cohen began her career as a traditional fine artist, classical painter and glassblower, then turned digital artist, initially trained at Silicon Studios / SGI to be a VFX animator in 1994.