As a backer of Technolust, I  have been selected as a potential candidate to receive my own POD (PERSONAL ON-DEMAND) recommendation engine from BODY/MIND/CHANGE. I was working when I received the invitation mail to download the POD 4.4 software and was wondering what the heck it was about the whole morning. Especially after reading this :
THE 4.4 PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO TEST YOUR VIABILITY AS A HOST FOR POD. SOME USERS HAVE REPORTED DISTURBING SIDE EFFECTS. THESE MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: JUMP SCARES, DISTURBING “CRONENBERGIAN” VISIONS, SLIGHT DISORIENTATION, AND OVERWHELMING HAPPINESS.
The Occulus Rift part of David Cronenberg’s Body/Mind/Change Redux is a nice VR Trailer that puts you in a chair that travels through several scenes inpired by Cronenbergs movies. The director explains what his fictionnal implant he named POD is all about.
SYNOPSIS: Body/Mind/Change Redux (the complete digital extension of TIFF’s exhibition David Cronenberg: Evolution), immerses audiences in a “Cronenbergian” world inspired by the directors films. It has been re-imagined for the 21st century and brought to life across three platforms – the Web, the real world, and the Oculus Rift. Produced by CFC Media Lab, in co-production with TIFF, and starring David Cronenberg, Body/Mind/Change Redux is the first Web interactive experience that not only generates a 3D-printed object based on data collected from the player, but also viscerally places her in the world of Cronenberg through virtual reality.
I am not sure if this VR trailer will lead to a new movie or a longer VR experience but I like the fact that a Director like Cronenberg uses VR and promotes its usage for fictions. Speaking of virtual reality I think I ll rewatch ExistenZ tonight … 🙂