Meeting place: Virtual reality

April 8 2016

The digital revolution has changed our lives dramatically, and technological development will permeate tomorrow’s society in ways we cannot even imagine today. We invite the audience, game developers, researchers and players to the “Big Stage” and we will address issues related to our digital life: Freedom, moral grey zones and how technological development affects us as individuals and societies. How far has the development of VR technology come? What are game developers dreaming up? Can the virtual world become more real than the “real” world? Are we ourselves in computer games?

Fritt Ord, Den Nationale Scene and Bergen Public Library welcome the public to a panel discussion about computer games, the theatre and Virtual Reality technology. There will be a discussion on the “Big Stage” and testing of Oculus Rift in the Main Lobby.

Kristine Jørgensen, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen
Peter Wingaard Meldahl, Rain Games
Rune Mentzoni, KoRus East (National Centre of Expertise on Gaming Issues)
Tobias Staaby, teacher, Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School
Students from Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School

Moderator: Mathias Fisher Commentator in the newspaper Bergens Tidende

Date: Friday, 8 April 2016, 8.00-10.00 p.m. See the Facebook event.

Venue: Den Nationale Scene, Bergen
The event is free of charge, but tickets must be picked up from the box office of DNS.

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s gaming initiative Digital Life consists of events and an essay competition. Read more about this on The deadline for submissions is 15 April.