As any workflow involving Virtual Reality will likely involve some level of 3D modelling I decided to learn a modelling program. Unlike the Computer Aided Design programs that I’m familiar with, 3D modelling software has tools that better suit artistic freedom rather than precise engineering. Blender is the ideal tool as it is free, is widely used, … Continue reading Blender Blobs
I finally hit 2 km of walking with the Pokémon Go app on and was surprised to suddenly have an egg hatching! Just another Rattata – as if I didn’t already have enough! So I got some candy and evolved the Rattata into a Raticate. Not so bad after all. Next I’ll be trying out a Pokémon gym to … Continue reading First Pokémon Egg Hatched!
Inspired by Cornelia Parker’s suspended 3D work such as “Subconscious of a Monument” and the idea of travelling through them as suggested by Dr. Megan Smith, I put an initial concept of the piece down on paper. It would appear this could be a good first experiment to test between working with possible graphics engines … Continue reading VR Concept Inspired by Cornelia Parker
We went geocaching at lunch today so I could show Stephanie what it’s all about. We tried briefly at two near Broad Street but moved on because the park was pretty busy. Finally we found a really neat hidden spot thanks to the geocache “Secret Garden” and this time found the geocache too. Continue reading Geocaching at Lunch
Improving the Accessibility of Art through Immersive Technology Walking through the halls of the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris I found myself at an impasse. I had discovered the great works contained in the Louvre, and experienced the true beauty of the impressionists’ work within Musée D’Orsay. I felt more in touch with, … Continue reading 3-Minute Thesis
I started playing Pokémon GO in order to gain an understanding of the recent craze behind the immersive game. I suggested to Stephanie that we try it together only to discover she had already been playing it! We ended up going for a very enjoyable evening walk around the neighborhood – something we probably wouldn’t have otherwise … Continue reading Playing Pokémon GO!
On the tour of the Pop Up Downtown exhibits I played with Eric Hill’s Downtown GO – an interactive piece that uses motion detection to control a video game depicting an adventure through downtown Regina. Continue reading Pop Up Downtown Tour