Mixed Reality, Hololens, biometrics in VR, Ying Liu, Miao Tian, hannes bend
- YIng Liu will show an excerpt from a prototype performance ofAh-ah-ahs, a work-in-progress, mixed-reality play, as well as some clips from previous shows, highlighting the use of cellphones.
Born & raised in the Zhoushan Archipelago, China, Ying Liu prefers making her time-based work with tiny thoughts rather than big ideas.Historic arts organization Emily Harvey Foundation in New York has presented her work in numerous solo showings including screening(O Ppl Prefer) Techshting A(ny)way,Dont Be Shy, Man! a hybrid show inspired by Stuart Shermans poetry, & evening-length dance performanceNow We Start from the Arm.
- Miao Tain will show her Hololens project - Icy Wonderland:
Different from VR, AR projects can fully utilize physical space. My project is inspired by the setting of Alice in Wonderland. It sets on a specific space located in the building of NYU Tisch School. This space contains a small landing on the second level which over sees the lobby. Audiences will encounter a surreal experience where all physical objects are frozen into ice & trigger magical holograms pop up.
My next step is to make content forHolokit, which is an affordable device for AR. In my opinion, this device is more suitable for those AR projects which target a large number of audience.
Miao Tain is a 2nd year student at NYU ITP. She comes from professional architecture & industrial design background, & is constantly trying to design the physical & the virtual together. Icy Wonderland is her first bigger scale AR project. Currently she is collaborating as a designer with a new media art studio calledAmber Garage, who made Holokit project.
During his ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, hannes bend & collaborators have been focusing on multiple projects related to biofeedback, biometrics & mindfulness. One project developed isSEAing Breath,also for the Sea Level Rise program of Miami-Dade County & The University of Miami. Together with Maria Mishurenko & Gordey Chernyy, they merged art, VR, breath biofeedback & science for a game-like experience. The 'embodied education' offers the latest VR technology, mindfulness, top science research & resources to connect with local & global activist communities.
SEAing Breath will be installed at presented at renowned institutions & museums. www.seaingbreath.com
Another project being developed with Lewey Geselowitz (from Lucasfilm / ILMxLAB) explores the integration of biometrics & biosensors to learn about biofields:http://vrbiofields.strikingly.com/
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