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Event Series Event Series: Folding Futures

Folding Futures

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Folding Futures by Air Origami

See the strange and change the future as a Time Tourist to the year 2064 with this experience by La Jolla-based XR (extended reality) World developer Origami Air Co. Guided by Systems Rangers and an AI Guardian, Ava Waters, you will make first contact with the incredible world that is the future of Earth. Travel beneath the Ancient Redwood forests of Cascadia to the home of a newly discovered creature emerging from the “Otter World.” But watch out–the Intertemporal Quantum Reality Operating System will send its own agents and Paradox Researchers, who will try to take the future into their own hands.

WOW Festival proudly presents this “First Look” project that gives you the opportunity to be part of the very first audiences. Read more here.

This show is in high demand! If maximum capacity has been reached, you will see “tickets are not currently available” when you click to RSVP. Some spaces may be released later, so we encourage you to check back here, and follow us on Instagram where we post updates on our Stories.

If you reserved tickets and can no longer attend, please let us know in advance so someone else can enjoy this experience. Contact Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or [email protected].


Origami Air Co is leading the charge towards a new era of virtual world publishing. Their goal is to leverage the latest advancements in XR and AI to revolutionize the gaming and entertainment industry. By partnering with studios in the public and non-profit sectors, they are able to develop cohesive speculative futures that utilize XR technology to create immersive experiences that seamlessly flow across platforms. This innovative approach to creation and monetization empowers both local creators and consumers, allowing us to bring cutting-edge content to a wider audience.

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Created By: Origami Air Co.

Presented by:
UC San Diego MAVERiC Studio
UC San Diego Office of Innovation Entrepreneurship Center
The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination

The Origami Air Co. Folding Futures team:
Trisha ‘9key’ Williams
Joseph ‘TilT’ Unger
Amy ‘Fargone’ Winkler
Patrick Coleman
Tomo Moriwaki
Maxwell Luthy
Greg Horowitt
Justin Red Shield Deegan

Systems Rangers:
Alfonso Cruiz
Aayush Montani
Devin Marcus
Nicolas Castillo
Ramón Gildardo
Salas Campas
Trey Palmer
Yuzi Chi
Will Landry

Paradox Researchers:
Watson Hartsoe
Chad Esselink
Russell Sng
Sherrie Cao
Hortense Gerardo
Aria Gross
Villa Sharni
Marcus Devin
Marcus Patrick
Li Zhen Goh
Dr. John R Van Brenda PhD
Dione Surdez
Garret Oliver

Performing Ai:
Ava Waters

Special Thanks:
The UC San Diego Office of Innovation
Dr. Erik Viirre, MD, PHD
Daryn Huang
Brad Pitzner
Thaisa Yamamura
Matthew Forbek


Thu, Apr 4: 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm
Fri, Apr 5:
5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm
Sat, Apr 6: 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm
Sun, Apr 7: 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm

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RSVPs are required for this event due to limited capacity and to ensure you have a place reserved just for you.

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Supported by The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Inworld AI, Newbee Drones, Sony XR, UC San Diego Office of Innovation Entrepreneurship Center


April 4
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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60 mins

Patron Notes

Ages 13+. Audience members will use a VR headset to experience Folding Futures and must sign a waiver to participate. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Experience includes elevators, enclosed spaces, simulated environments and flashing lights.


Design and Innovation Building
9510 Innovation Lane
La Jolla, 92093 United States
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