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BAM goes heavy on virtual reality with Teknopolis exhibit for kids

The arts institution's immersive experiences were in high demand. “There is a huge audience eager for this type of work, but with limited access to it.”

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has long been at the forefront of promoting the avant garde. So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised.

“BAM has a legacy of featuring artists who create work that uses creative technologies,” said BAM Director of Education and Family Programs Steven McIntosh.

McIntosh curated BAM’s most recent expansion of that ethos: He was in charge of Teknopolis, an interactive, multi-space exhibit for kids that ran from Feb. 25 to March 12. The exhibit was inspired by his visits to such installations as the Toronto International Film Festival’s fest for kids, which incorporated a large digiPlaySpace gallery with indie games, robots and other tech experiences.

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