Cortney Harding
Cortney Harding Consulting, Moth+Flame VR
Job Title:
Consultant and advisor

Four Futures of Entertainment and VR
10:00 - 11:00
Location (room):
Room 5
《Speaker Profile》:
Cortney Harding is a professor, author, and consultant working at the intersection of music and virtual reality. Harding works with technology companies to partner with music artists and labels to create immersive, groundbreaking virtual reality content. Her knowledge of both the music and technology industries position her to uniquely create experiences that move both industries forward. Harding is the author of "How We Listen Now: Essays and Conversations About Music and Technology", published in January 2016 and available here . Harding is a professor at the Clive Davis School of Music at NYU. Harding has been a frequent speaker at conferences like SXSW, Further Future, Canadian Music Week, SF Music Tech, and the Right Tech Summit. Harding received an MPA from New York University, and her BA from Wellesley College. She lives in New York City, and is at thirty-two time marathoner and ultra-marathoner. Learn more at www.cortney-harding.com .
《Session Description》:
What are the four main use cases for VR in entertainment, specifically in music? This session will look at them individually and break down best practices for each, including use cases. Will VR use be more traditional (making content like music videos better); more focused on live events (broadcasting concerts or theater); more immersive (providing experiences where users interact with performers outside of their art); or more experiential (focused on on-the-ground activations)? Or will the future be some combination of all four? Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the future of storytelling in entertainment and VR. Directors, storytellers, anyone with an interest in learning about the future of VR and entertainment are more than welcome to this session!