My collaboration with Yedan Qian, Miliac Zec and Winslow Turner Porter III is bringing bodily experience into virtual reality and guide people into the dream of a TREE. Our TREE had its premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017.
Our tactile experience has been favored in numerous press articles:
Forbes “this experience features wind, fire, and smells, helpfully provided by a team member who stage manages the real world elements to enhance the immersion of the experience. I loved the earth smell that accompanied me from seedling to sapling. ”
New York Times “Once they are wearing headsets, participants will be made to feel as if they are rising through dirt, sprouting branches and, finally, basking in the sun as a full-grown tree.”
TechCrunch “In Tree, you start your experience by planting a real seed in a box of soil. Inside the headset while wearing a subwoofer backpack, you become that seed, watching and feeling as you grow from beneath the ground and sprout into a rain forest sapling. As you burst above the canopy, a real-world fan blows cold air in your face, simulating the foggy sky you’re entering. ”