We’re staring hard into the mirror at London’s BFI

24 Apr

Join Arc for a free event on Sunday 5 May at London’s BFI as we explore the emerging fairyland that is augmented reality, in an afternoon dedicated to new media.


Arc’s editor Simon Ings and Imperica’s Paul Squires are hosting Mirror Mirror as part of the Sci-Fi-London film festival.

The event begins at noon in the BFI’s Blue Room and features the first public UK screening of Tim Maughan’s film Paintwork, based on his short story.

Other attractions include novelist Christopher Priest on smoke, mirrors and the magical prehistory of AR; artist and filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall on media attempts to ape human vision; and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrating the AR gear that put her company Aurasma ahead of the race to develop AR platforms that people actually want.

Imperica are threatening to bring along some fascinating items and speakers — we’ll tweet these as they’re announced — and there’ll be a microsite up in a very little while. In the meantime, while it’s a free event, please register your interest here, as it’ll help us keep track of numbers. Thanks!

Mirror Mirror
BFI Southbank, London
1pm-6pm, Sunday 5/5/13

Read Tim Maughan’s story “Limited Edition” in Afterparty Overdrive (Arc 1.3), out now for tablets, screens and phones and in a collector’s print edition.

And look out for Tim and Christopher Priest in future issues of Arc, coming soon.

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