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The Lab - Session 3: Immersion for Culture Institutions: Which Technology for Which Need?

Don't miss the third and last talk of "The Lab: Making Sense of Immersion in 2021", a new three part series of online meetups gathering key professionals from the XR and museum industries for game-changing conversations, on December 7th at 10AM ET!

This last session will welcome experts who will share their experience and analysis on Immersion for Culture Institutions: Which Technology for Which Need? 


  • Camille Lopato, Co-founder, Diversion cinema (France), a virtual reality spaces creator and immersive experiences distributor. 
  • Sandro Kereselidze, Founder and Art Director, Artechouse (DC, Miami & New York), an innovative digital art space dedicated to 21st century artists and audience. 

Moderated by Darragh Dandurand, a creative director, exhibition curator and independent journalist. 

Register for free on Eventbrite

As part of our study on funding and distributing immersive works, FR//XR, this lab is organized by We Are Museums, along with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, Museum ConnectionsPixii FestivalKaleidoscope and Fabbula.

More about the speakers:

Camille Lopato worked 8 years in the French cinema industry. Her VR adventures started in 2015 with the opening of the first VR cinema in France and continued with the creation of Diversion cinema in 2016. It creates and operates virtual reality showcasing spaces for companies and festivals. In 2018, it launches a Distribution division and acts as an international sales agent with the aim of bringing the best XR experiences to audiences worldwide. In 2019, Camille is in charge of Distribution College for AFXR, the French association for XR and teaches at Les Mines de Paris as well as in La Sorbonne. In 2020, she is a member of the CNC's digital experience fund commission.

Sandro Kereselidze is Founder & Chief Creative Officer of ARTECHOUSE, the first of a kind 21st century innovative digital art spaces dedicated to showcasing experiential and technology driven artworks by artists who are forerunners of the new age in the arts and technology. At the crossroads of art, science and technology ARTECHOUSE changes the world of art as we know it. Since its opening in June 2017 in Washington, DC ARTECHOUSE has welcomed over 1.1M visitors and has captivated a global audience making headlines in the New York Times, BBC, USA Today, National Geographic, CNN, the Washington Post and numerous other national and international media outlets as the premier contemporary independent art destination. Following success in D.C and in an effort to further its mission to inspire, educate and empower ARTECHOUSE has expanded in 2018 with location in Miami, FL, and in 2019 with location in New York, NY.

Darragh Dandurand is an award-winning creative director, brand strategist, photojournalist, and curator who has worked in media for a decade and now in immersive technology / spatial computing, as well. Recent clients include a number of media outlets and studios, such as Refinery29, VICE, Verizon, the New Museum, Buck Co, Superbright, Sensorium, iHeartMedia and Wallplay. Currently, Darragh is consulting creative tech teams, developing her own experiential projects, publishing articles on mixed-reality, and researching and presenting on the intersection of fashion, e-commerce and wearable tech. She sits on the board of directors for the Femme Futures Grant via The Kaleidoscope Fund.