Miami-Born Festival to Unveil Mars 2030, a Virtual Reality Experience Powered by FUSION, in Partnership with NASA

III Points Music, Art, & Technology Festival is gearing up for its most dynamic production yet, announcing an exciting partnership with FUSION that will bring to life a never-before-seen virtual reality experience. A multi-platform media network at the forefront of the most cutting edge methods of storytelling, FUSION has chosen Miami-based III Points as the launching pad for the very first unveiling of Mars 2030, a virtual reality production that mirrors the experience of a NASA astronaut’s first expedition to Mars.

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“We are thrilled to showcase FUSION’s Mars 2030 at III Points, enabling people to interact with this innovative experience at a festival that has been breaking boundaries since its inception,” said Daniel Eilemberg, Co-President and Chief Content Officer for FUSION. “We have been eager to find a way to work with the III Points team since our launch nearly three years ago, and what better way to collaborate than transporting audiences to another planet.”

From October 7th to 9th, III Points will be home to Mars 2030, a living and breathing installation that will transport festival-goers to another dimension. Backed by extensive research and a Space Act Partnership with NASA, Mars 2030 will provide an accurate, realistic rendition of life as one of the first astronauts to arrive on Mars. Designed by FUSION’S Virtual Reality Developer, Julian Reyes, the multisensory layout transcends physical space, with a 3D rendition of Mars offering an immersive, interactive walkthrough of the habitat.

“We been working for four years to truly merge the three elements of music, art and technology in our festival and this year’s Mars 2030 installation really is our best example of all the three points in perfect synchronicity,” says David Sinopoli, co-founder of III Points.

Echoed by a harmonious musical composition by the London Symphony Orchestra, Mars 2030 will enhance the senses. The virtual journey will feature an original soundtrack, Hope, conducted by 8-time Grammy Award winner, Julio Reyes. Committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, FUSION will also screen its Mars 2030 documentary throughout the entirety of the III Points Festival, providing educational insight of NASA’s mission to Mars.

Through meaningful, strategic collaborations, III Points continues to push the envelope by aligning with innovators such as FUSION. In its fourth year running, III Points’ evolution progresses by building upon the “3 Points” at the heart of the festival experience – music, art and technology. With the unveiling of Mars 2030, III Points will spotlight its technology element in an unprecedented way, offering a launching pad for guests to put on a helmet, blast off, and land on Mars.

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FULL LINEUP

LCD Soundsystem | M83 | Thievery Corporation | Dixon | Flying Lotus (DJ) | Method Man | Redman | DIIV | Black Coffee | Flight Facilities | Vince Staples | Ta-Ku | Maya Jane Coles | Earl Sweatshirt | DJ Koze | Dusky | Kink | Ben UFO | Thee Oh Sees | DJ Tennis | Junior Boys | Andy Scott | Sophie | Cam’Ron | Danny Daze | Pantha Du Prince | Oneohtrix Point Never | Denzel Curry | Jacques Greene | Satori | Chrome Sparks | Lapalux | Jessy Lanza | Little Simz | Leon Vynehall | Benoit & Sergio | Esta | Behrouz | Museum of Love | Dawn of Midi | Joe Kay | Amtrac | DJ Craze | Helado Negro | The Whooligan | Viken Arman | M.O.N.R.O.E. | Steven A. Clark | Arthur Baker | Psychic Mirrors | Brika | Poorgrrrl | Otto Von Schirach | Lazaro Casanova | Jesse Perez | Uchi | Julio Victoria | Will Buck | Mr. Brown | DZA | Durante | Plastic Pinks | Austin Paul | Deaf Poets | Holly Hunt | Nick Leon | Patrick M | Indigochildrick | Rat Bastard | Jeremy Ismael | Bedside | Niko Javan | Virgo | DJ Le Spam | Terence Tabau | Gray 8s | Dude Skywalker | Killmama | Parrot Jungle 95 | Diego Andres | T W Y N | Pazmal | Sunghosts | Senf & Madrigal | SNDNGCHLLZ | Pirate Stereo | Twelve’Len | Dim Past | Atom Yard | Problem Kids | Beach Day | Byrdipop | Will Renuart | Wastelands | Lolo | Santiago Caballero | Kazoots | Ennio Skoto | Kumi | JBZ | Ascendants | Jun Ill | Ltenght | John Hancock III | Lemurian | Aaron Lebos Reality | Blkkmorris | Millionyoung | Poshtronaut | Nuri | Viniloversus | Kodiak Fur | Jport | Nala | Copan | Tony Disco | Fudakochi | Laura of Miami | Dsan | Baez | Nsr | Nii Tei | True Vine | Sean Bang | Oly | Poshgod | Benton | Cog Nomen | Vnusamr | DJ Ynot | Bad Wave | Artime | Eveava | Deroboter | Gooddrroid | S3x Ed | Twelve Tales | Heron | Topher | Mo’ Booty | Puma & Harry | ILLSNAFU | Tremends | Sire | Jean Jacket | Modernage | Komakozie | Michelle Leshem | Kunal | Mikey Ramirez | Maure | Lofty 305 & RubenSlikk | Lautlos | Mr. Alexis | Mystvries | Eons | Erick Paredes | Foreign Language | Anshaw Black | Hernan Cayetano | Adam Brien | Denudes | Gran Moxy | The State of | Erhan Ozkaya |

 

ABOUT III POINTS: Born in 2013, III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival was built as a platform to shed light on Miami’s talented local acts, vendors, artists, thinkers, dreamers, doers and idea people. As the artist community was thriving, perception of Miami remained stereotypical to South Beach bottles and confetti culture, and III Points was created as a home and voice for the “other” Miami. III Points curates a lineup of international performances paired with the best of Miami’s local music scene, resulting in a three-day living installation featuring cutting-edge musical acts, visual art and innovative technology. III Points makes its home in Wynwood, the rising star of Miami’s modern, artistic urban development; the community identity is woven throughout the fabric of the festival. Over the three days, III Points takes over the town with lectures, panels, showcases, demos, BBQs, tech-talks, gallery shows, street installations, and a fully immersive 6-stage festival experience. For more information visit iiipoints.com.

 

ABOUT FUSION:Through impactful journalism and smart commentary, FUSION covers the stories that matter to the new, rising American mainstream. FUSION content is available to audiences across a broad range of platforms including cable television (channel listings), FUSION.net, various OTT providers and social media platforms. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. FUSION will be a part of the recently announced Fusion Media Group, a division of Univision Communications Inc.