Virtual Reality – The white knight of festival management education?

Book Chapter by Philipp Peltz, Olga Junek, Joel de Ross

Book: The Routledge Handbook of Festivals, 1st EditionFirst

Published: 2018

Imprint: Routledge

Pages: 11

eBook: ISBN9781315186320


This chapter explores how new technology in the form of Virtual Reality (VR) systems can be used to improve festival and event management education. It reviews the state of festival and event management education and practices to identify weaknesses and possible areas of improvement.

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My PhD thesis ‘Artist-Entrepreneurship In The Digital Music Industry’

You can purchase my full thesis here for $29.00 USD, pdf format, 332 pages.

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For decades, the record deal has been the main goal for artists aspiring to enter the recording industry. In the wake of the digital revolution, entry barriers into the recorded music market decreased and this has enabled artists to produce, distribute and promote music on a large scale without the help of record labels. Celebrated by the press as the democratisation of art production, belittled by the established recording industry as amateurism, hailed by artists as long-awaited independence, and neglected by the academic community, artist-entrepreneurship warrants a critical in-depth examination.

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Google Impact Challenge Wish Installation

At the intersection of technology and visual art, the ‘Wish’ installation creates an interactive experience with the use of light projections, motion sensors and sound. It displays all the wishes Australians have submitted online in an atmosphere of magic and hope, where a positive thought is materialised.

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Metastasis (art installation)

Metastasis is an interactive light installation discussing the conflict between personal indulgence and social responsibility.

It utilizes the environmental impact of energy consumption as a conceptual vehicle to express such dichotomy. Pleasure and guilt, beauty and shame are continuously interplayed on na immersive tapestry of entangling light challenging the audience’s role in the experience and questioning its very own raison d’être.

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Media Music For Sony Australia

Client: Sony Australia | Agency: Unko | Music: Philipp Peltz.

VICE via their brand agency Virtue engaged unko to create a collection of looping videos for Sony, aimed at the youth demographic, that skewered everyday truisms of technology in modern life. We conceived and produced seven videos, featuring strangers connecting across the dancefloor, a BMX rider blowing up his laptop through a radness overload, a pair of headphones for your nose, and more.

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