is growing in size and importance. With its up-trend, this year
it reaches its third edition with a prestigious and spectacular
The new feature of this edition is the formula “Tribute to…”
which means from today onwards, it will focus on renowned personalities
who have improved the world of digital transformation of images
and special effects. Robert Legato, the guest of the two-day event,
a supervisor of digital visual effects and a leading name in the
industry, is also the Oscar recipient for special effects for the
Oscar winning movie Titanic. Additionally, Mr. Legato’s origins
are rooted in Piedmont, Turin to be exact, and indeed, where some
maternal relatives reside to this day.
Many other important lectures will be on the Virtuality program.
These will point out the importance of the relationship between
digital data and cinema, digital data and communication, digital
data and architecture, as well as between light and sound.
Virtuality has two main objectives this year, revealing itself more
clearly, namely that it was created to both bridge and link professionals
of the digital and virtual worlds and in addition to the entertainment
and communication sections, we will find the 2nd Technical-Scientific
Meeting of MIMOS (Movimento Italiano Modelling & Simulation).
This is a brand new Italian association and is made up of those
people who use or develop simulation tools and virtual reality for
different applications such as aerospace and biomedicine, archaeology
and navigation, cultural goods and transports.
Deepenings and surprises are forecasted, as well as some high-value
projects of reproduction of sound, of “wave fronts”,
of architecture lost in the past or taken from present time. This
is an unique offer of its kind which includes both the heavy and
the light industry of immaterial world.
With this event, Turin and Piedmont confirm their profound, structural
role in the substantial change in the form and methods of production,
and in the transformation of knowledge, of know-how and mentality
of important and vital branches of the Italian industry. Virtuality,
on the other hand, assumes an important international weight, becoming
a fixed event during the year and contributing to the positioning
of Turin as a new hub for multimedia and audiovisual products of
high technological content.