When I saw how real virtual reality can be, and that we can replace human vision with virtual vision, this can be the ultimate platform. – Brendan Iribe
Virtual reality or the third space has been usually seen as an inadequate replacement to connection in the real world, in fact, it has also been criticised as the reason why people lose connection Read more →
Key Ideas that influenced my work
The first few lessons that involved lots of research influenced my final work. For the design of the costume, I was influenced by the way bees see UV colours. Initially I wanted to use some sort of UV dye but then I changed my idea to use LED light instead as it created a stronger Read more →
Project Hyperessay #2: Conclusion
At the beginning, I only thought about how fun it was going to be working with my friends. It was. However it was also tiring, life-changing and overwhelming.
In this project called Touch, Angeline Young in the USA together with my classmates and I in Singapore were performing dance in live broadcast. What makes Touch different from other performances is Touch allowed performers in different geographical regions to perform together by ‘placing’ us in the digital world called the third space. The third space is created Read more →
What is “touch” in the third space? How does it feel to “touch” without physically touching? How do our digital representations in the third space connect to our corporeal bodies during the “touch”? How has the “virtual embrace” transformed the way in which we engage in social media and digital communications?
To get better answers to these questions, we have Read more →
In my opinion, touch is a shock that can be comforting. When my skin brush across someone else’s, I feel an electric shock traveling up my nerves. This tingling sensation gives me goosebumps and a strong emotion of excitement. The tremors running through my body sounds like an alluring melody sang in high-pitch vocals.
At the same time, the tremor Read more →
I intend to explore the feeling of contracting and expanding through the manipulation of digital space and costume textiles. Through the use of sound and video distortion, the feeling of contracting and expanding can be further amplified and appear to swallow the performer, giving an off-screen presence to technology. Through this piece, I hope to investigate how video technology can create Read more →
There are multiple outcomes for this creative research. So far, we have navigated our creative investigation around three main themes – touch, intimacy, and embodied narratives in the 3rd space. The objective is to explicate these three main themes through the performative components of video projections, creative movement, a live-composed soundscape, spoken text, and wearable technology. This Read more →
“Virtual embrace in the third space” is a concept in which two or more persons, who are in different spaces and locations, are to be placed together in a virtual, digital space. Their interaction in the digital space seems real. However, without the limitation of physical bodies and space, that interaction can be in the form of something Read more →
The Virtual Embrace
What fascinates digital artists is the ways in which their embodied existence is redefined in cyberspace. So they use digital technology to examine the interaction between the physical and the virtual…
–Dixon, Virtual Bodies
I was very inspired by the convergence of spaces in the third dimension. I find that the virtual embrace engages a different set of Read more →