TreeSense won the Student Runner Up ( second price) in Core 77 Interaction Design. Now please vote for us for the Community Choice Prize!!!!!!!!
Thrilled to speak at Eyeo Festival 2017 where I will, for the first time, present my thesis work Altering the Perception of Self
Glad to be included in the panel discussion at the 2017 Global Virtual Reality Conference —— 参与今年在上海举办的第二届虚拟现实大会。
On June 5th, I will join Laura Bowker (Material Exploration), Sol Guy (Music Producer), Jungles in Paris (Nature & Culture Storyteller) at a panel in the Nature Summit moderated by renowned adventurer and environmental storyteller, David de Rothschild.
Tree wil be showing at the Virual Arcade at TriBeCa Film Festival. We added scents of forests, dirt and the final destiny (provided by IFF) this time!
Tree is a virtual reality film directed by Milica Zec and Winslow Potter, that transforms you into a rainforest tree. With your arms as branches and body as the trunk, you experience the tree’s growth from a seedling into its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand. I designed and constructed the tactile experience throughout the film in collaboration with Yedan Qian. With precisely controlled physical elements including vibration, heat, fan, and body haptics, the team created a fully immersive virtual reality storytelling tool, where the audience no longer watches but is transformed into a new identity, a giant tree in the Peruvian rainforest.
Tree premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2017 New Frontier and was also presented in TribeCa Film Festival 2017.
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. ”
Giving a talk at AEDA “Cognitive Immersion”event @ Taipei Economic & Cultural Office
December 9-10 overnight: showing an art installation at the #mfaNOW event in Boston Musems of Fine Arts. A pair of benches that turn secrets, purring, heart beats and all the giggles into vibrations you can feel in your bones. Organizing this with Gershon Dublon, Adam Horowitz, Ani Liu and Nicole L’Hillier.
Going to present a new project Fluxa in UIST Demo Session.
Taking over MFA for a night! #HeavyPettingZoo with robot cats, interactive visual map, silver maids in the cafe. What will you make out of childhood toys?
Organizing this with crazy folks: Adam Horowitz, Pip Mothersill, Ani Liu, Nicole L’Hillier
Interviews on The Art Newspaper 《艺术新闻》 Issue 41. In the era of new media art, who is exploring the future? Who is giving orders?