XR:WA celebration tempts Perth to surrender to new worlds

Perth's XR:WA breaks down the barriers between linear, interactive and games storytelling over one weekend of play.
Natalie Marinho

The XR:WA event, which runs from 17-19 September, is a rare opportunity for the rest of us to feel a bit jealous of Western Australian screen creators.

Part of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, it spreads across the Perth Cultural Centre, techno-trips its way around Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and gaming, and is entirely free. We are watching clusters of WA experimenters around all those worlds coalesce into a critical mass.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.