[NetBehaviour] Fools Paradise
julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 14:24:28 CEST 2021
This sounds wonderful! I'm really interested in Blake, and l love the
Proverbs of Hell. Unfortunately I'm on Linux...
On 07/07/2021 18:02, Paul Hertz via NetBehaviour wrote:
> This is probably the sort of thing I should mention in this list, the
> product of long research and hard work, though I guess it may also
> qualify as self-promo.
> /Fools Paradise/, a virtual world based on the "Proverbs of Hell" of
> English poet and artist William Blake, can be downloaded from
> https://dimoda.art/, the Digital Museum of Digital Art. It is part of
> an anthology of VR works, DiMoDA 3.0, that includes work by six
> different artists. The download is donation ware, with the money going
> to Covid relief. The software will run on MacOS and Windows (separate
> downloads, though) either on the desktop or with a tethered VR headset
> if you have the right hardware.
> Perched on a highland in the form of an immense open book with a
> stream of language/water running down its center, the virtual world
> offers forty- eight interactive pavilions linked by a network of
> paths. Each pavilion interprets a proverb as a song for soprano,
> flute, cello, and spoken voice, as a mask, and as calligraphy. VR
> architecture and code were created by Paul Hertz, music by Stephen
> Dembski, sculptural masks by Mark Klink, and calligraphy by Koy
> The VR architecture and the music are the result of a collaborative
> process of intermedia composition that Stephen Dembski and I engaged
> in over several years. In 2018 we showed our work at the XCoAx
> conference in Madrid. You can read our presentation
> in the online Proceedings <https://2018.xcoax.org/>.
> The work traveled extensively from 2018 to 2020, starting at SIGGRAPH
> Asia in Bangkok, with stops in Vietnam, Arles, NYC, Chicago, Mexico
> City, Lima, Toronto, Carbondale, Los Angeles, and points in between.
> If you're so inclined, you can see the interview Stephen and I did
> with Will Robertson and Alfredo Salazar Caro earlier this year:
> -- Paul
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