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Virtual Reality Day 2021: A Glitch in the Matrix
For our inaugural Virtual Reality Day event, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries welcomes you to a panel discussion for a film unlike any other. A Glitch in the Matrix is a groundbreaking remix-documentary that explores simulation theory using in-depth interviews with experts and amateurs combined with cultural artifacts like popular video games and motion picture film clips to illustrate a mind-bending glimpse into the vortex of reality. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher of Room 237 & The Nightmare, this is an experience not to be missed.

This event includes an informative discussion with the film’s director along with insight by multiple individuals from various disciplines on campus:

- Emma Slayton, Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist,
University Libraries
- Ralph Vituccio, Filmmaker & Teaching Professor in the Entertainment
Technology Center, IDeATe, and Department of English
- Kristen Kurland, Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information
Systems, and Public Policy for Heinz College and School of Architecture

This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Nov 18, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Rodney Ascher
Rodney Ascher is a filmmaker known for creating documentaries that explore the subjective experience, freely appropriating the vocabularies of genre, experimental, and found-footage films along the way. His feature debut Room 237 was included on Owen Gleiberman’s top ten film list for 2012 in Entertainment Weekly and his follow-up The Nightmare was called “The Scariest Movie of the Decade” by BirthMoviesDeath.com. A Glitch in the Matrix is his most ambitious film to date and sold out both midnight screenings for its debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Learn more about Rodney and his films at www.rodneyascher.com.