As our everyday world becomes more and more dependant on electronic devices and digital media, art and technology are coming together like never before to explore the exciting possibilities of virtual reality. Since 2006, Smart Multimedia Festival has been encouraging the community to engage with and question new approaches to art, challenging social issues, and the promotion of its three main touchstones: collaboration, diversity, and accessibility.
Virtual Authenticity considers what affects technology has on our overall view of reality in a media-saturated world. What is or is not authentic about virtual space? And who determines what is virtual authenticity? The group exhibition featured multimedia work by local, national, and international artists including: Brandon Belote, Filippo Tagliati, Daryl Thetford, Mark Switzer, Jordan Tate, Brian Elder, LC von Sukmeister, and the collaborative effort of Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman.