The prototype of ‘SYNC’ was unveiled at EMC’s ‘The Reboot’ on Tuesday April 5, 2022 at the Powerhouse Museum. A VR project that had been 18 months in the making, ‘SYNC’ is a virtual club, created through the partnership of EMC with Creative Technologist Georgie Pinn, that includes performances from Australian electronic and dance music artists. The performances can be experienced as a fully immersive VR experience via Oculus Quest. The prototype for SYNC will be unveiled at EMC’s ‘The Reboot’ with patrons able to experience the VR club in The Lab Gallery at the Powerhouse Museum.
Spurred by the restrictions of live music during the lockdowns of 2020, EMC Director Jane Slingo and Georgie Pinn collaborated to explore the possibilities of VR to enable an enriching digital live music experience, beyond the 2D live streaming that became so prevalent during the pandemic lockdowns.