“Consensus has it that the artist Wolfgang Staehle was the first net host to sponsor an artsite online when he founded The Thing in 1991 in New York. Although it’s capacity was […]
Before our class on music and recording, I wanted to blog about my favorite historical figure in the field of music. I believe many of her techniques and compositions […]
Recently I found this article explaining an interesting new VR technology patented by Microsoft. It seems the company is already looking into incorporating the user’s physical surroundings with the traditional big-screen TV presentation of today’s popular video games. The new tech, referred to as Microsoft’s “immersive display experience” has already had a patent filed and, if it ever actually gets off the ground, looks to potentially revolutionize the gaming world with a near science fiction level of technology. This particular tech seems to be a long way off, but future generations of Microsoft’s Xbox could incorporate the feature.
We briefly glanced over the idea of a “Star Trek Holodeck” as a software that would surround a user and potentially be versatile enough to create any environment imaginable. While its true Microsoft will certainly slow the development of expressive art pieces using this hardware by demanding licensing fees and other “red tape” to be cleared by smaller artists and developers, the potential for a completely new, interactive, immersive experience would be made possible for a more mainstream audience.
While this article doesn’t give much support to whether or not video game design is an art form, the interactivity made possible by this technology certainly could lead to a more immersive experience when the common household console can turn your living room into its own virtual world.
I wanted to share these two things I thought were relevant to the lecture today. The first one is about a new app that let’s you walk and text at […]
I want to introduce Tiffany Carbonneau. She is an artist who works with digital technologies as a tool and as a medium/display method. When I was an undergraduate at Ohio […]
Here are some interesting art projects that use software and have a self-awareness about the contexts in which they (and similar software technologies) are being employed. Take it as a […]
Some links on Erwin Redl:http://www.acegallery.net/artistmenu.php?Artist=20http://www.acegallery.net/artists/redl/press/elemental_LED_OCT21_2011.pdf^ (Also check out all the cool videos/links at the bottom of the page.) While studying for the art history exam, I found his work to […]