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Pop-up VR Playroom

What do Pixels feel like?

 
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WHAT IS AVRA?

AVRA is an immersive wonderland that creates new ways to interact with inanimate objects and everyday surfaces. In this world, walls become canvases for masterpieces, tabletops become pianos, and fans churn out streams of candy colored bubbles. 

We’ve developed a hybrid world for you to touch magical space bubbles, feel a cool breeze of 1s and 0s, and fall down a digital rabbit hole with us.

We want to welcome you to escape reality and join us for a night complete with music, art, cocktails, and the opportunity to explore this hybrid world. 

 

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Firas playing Oliver Beer’s  Vessel  at the Met Breuer, 2019

Firas playing Oliver Beer’s Vessel at the Met Breuer, 2019

An Immersive Soundscape

We knew from the beginning that the AVRA experience would not be complete without sound. We shared stills, videos, and demos with composer and multi-instrumentalist Firas Abou Fakher, who recorded a bespoke infinitely looping soundtrack that sets the tone of the AVRA universe. With the foundation in place, Firas created sound effects for each interactive element, bringing them to life.

Listen to the soundscape below:

 

Born through Kickstarter

AVRA was made possible by our wonderful 107 backers on Kickstarter. They are:

Jeremy Salfen
Dia Malaeb
Mona Malaeb
Ramon Geronimo
Tim Kaan
Makram Malaeb
Wei Ting Kuo
Anas
Nick Ng
Tarek
Christina Xu
Uijun Park
Nic Barajas
allie
Erick Sze
Dia Aref Malaeb
Corey chan
Law Wing Yin
Kennis Tsui
Mo
Christine Lawton
Sejal Kotak
Paola Rangel
Carmen siu
Christie Chow
Omaya Malaeb
Chen Siu wa

Iris Hui
Eva Tam
BASSAM
Farouk Abu Hamdan
Zhengyang Koh
Young Jang, Scott Cowell.
Kinjal Shah
Josh Corn
Darby Thomas
alex marshall
Chris Wronski
Tyler Gumb
Jodi Leo
alison
Bonnie Leong
Alvin Ip
Rebecca H
David Al-Ibrahim &
   Saba Singh
Emmy wong
Eliz Lam
Amanda Ho
Howard Sin
Jubilee
Adam Johnston
Tannessa
Mischa Fierer

Raya Abou Dargham
Jason Mah
Jonathan Chan
Kyle Lawson
Jane Kim
Oskar
Firas Abou Fakher
Ricky Wong
Julian Chow
ning xu
Jenil Gogari
Amy Ashida
Chris AU
Debra Jean
Gary Chou
Elias abboud
Fred
Omar Ghanem
Yuen Hung Wai
Hadi
Naser Abuhamdan
Katarina Yee
Alex Frankel
The Cheese Map
Tieg Zaharia
Ashley & Jin
Sarah

Andrew Reeves
Azucena Romá
Ritwik Deshpande
Amsha Kalra
Heba Malaeb
Adam Brodowski
Yue (Lilian) Yuan
Michael Atme
William Hou
Jim Ramsey Khoury
Selma Zaki
Geof Bell
Dina Mahmoud
John Taikhyung Kim
Ruth Tupe
yasmina
Shinhye Suk
Toufic
Roger
Ziad El Bizri
Nour Tabet
Tinny Cheung
Scott
nathalie torres
John Heida
Cynthia Chen
Salah Malaeb

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BACKERS!

 
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WHO ARE WE?

We're Nour and Janel, two designers and grad students who are exploring how technology can change the ways we perceive the world around us. Industrial designers by training, we're now harnessing the potential of digital art to go beyond what is possible in the physical world.

 

 

Images from our event

Thanks for coming! We had a wonderful time with all of you.

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