Virtual Reality

Escaping Apple Fish | Yangyang Chen

Escaping Apple Fish (2020) is a short video piece that comments on the informative fragmentation in the current cyber ecosystem. Yangyang Chen uses Apple’s live fish wallpaper footage to direct attention toward the manipulation of the image, visualized through Apple fish constantly turning back to conceal itself from being exposed….

when the seasons change my feelings change | Pink Box

when the seasons change, my feelings change prompts the audience to reflect on the cycle of human life through the Kubler-Ross model of grief. A collaborative effort by five designers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the immersive VR experience draws the player into a colorful and geometric environment. Through the experience,…

Aliyah Decker | Q+A

In this interview, Aliyah Decker talks about the inspiration for using virtual reality as a medium for when the seasons change my feelings change (Issue 14), as well as the hardships that their team faced during development. ::: DigA: It states in the accompanying statement for the piece that WTSCMFC is…

Google Gardening, Judith Sönnicken

Google Gardening | Judith Sönnicken

Judith Sönnicken’s Google Gardening replicates the street view function within Google Maps in which panoramas try to mirror the physical experience of a place. Situated in the Googleplex’s Garden, a physical representation of the search engine, humanoids enter the scene and begin planting foreign species into the landscape. The viewer…

Interpreting Walking Down the L Train | Nene Diallo

Fengyi Franklin Zhu’s Walking Down the L Train is a visual WebGL experiment exploring a morning commute on the L Train in New York City. This piece contradicts the average New Yorker’s commute. Instead of the visually engaging, relaxing, and spacious commute Zhu creates, New Yorkers continue to experience irritation…

God in the Machine

My number one biggest fear is someone else being able to read my mind, but I’d read someone else’s mind in a heartbeat. Scratch that. Let’s rewind for a second. Everyone’s got their thing. Some people fear spiders, or cannibalistic clowns who hang out in sewers. For others it’s heights,…

Virtual Interworlds

What does it mean for something to be virtual? And what does it mean for something to be a world? These are the questions that we rarely ask ourselves as we routinely engage virtual interactive spaces. We take virtual worlds for granted as we are led through them in stunningly…