Welcome to AltspaceVR's Scenes and Screens Festival 2018!
Bryn Oh: Art and Immersion
This is a talk that focuses on the goal of reaching immersion for mediums such as painting, cinema and now virtual environments. It begins with a dissection of Matti Preti's "Absalon's feast" in particular the eyepath, which is one of many artist techniques used within the painting medium. Following that we look at cinema and the various ways they try to create immersion. Finally we look a bit at the virtual space as a powerful medium to create immersion.
The theme this year: Hyperconnect Though this term is commonly used to describe what we consider to be intermachine communication, it can also be used to describe a state of interpersonal and human-to-machine interaction as well. Alternatively, hyperconnectivity is used as a medical term to describe a rapid firing of neurons making excessive connections within the brain. We have asked participants to consider the impact of all existing connections in our society, both organic and digital.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Scenes and Screens Festival is an event that was created to solve the gap in physical divides by providing contemporary artists a platform to bring their work to a global audience. Our goal is to provide recognition to a variety of educators and artists through a virtual platform in which these artists may express and present their ideas. In addition, it is an opportunity for these individuals to create meaningful experiences. It is our hope that this festival will inspire those interested in the bridge between art the technology to rethink the way that social VR platforms can be used in contemporary society.