0

Virtual Reality and Surrealist Art

NewImage

Fascinating read from uploadvr discussing virtual reality’s potential as an artistic medium:

Take, as another example, the illogical depiction of gravity in M.C Escher’s famous painting, Relativity. While not technically a surrealist work, there are definitely surreal elements to it, and these would only be magnified in VR. The painting itself shows a physically impossible world where beings are able to walk on stairs of various orientations because gravity affects each one of them differently. Sometimes, they are capable of using the same stairwell as another. Other times, they would fall off where another could walk.

The painting is so ubiquitous, that chances are that you’ve seen it. I would also imagine that a lot of its details escape you. Again, this is okay. But imagine you were in this room in a virtual reality environment, powered by (and this is absolutely true) technology so profoundly capable of fooling your brain that it actually creates place and grid cells in your neurological structure, effectively rendering a cognitive map of your surroundings for future use.

Read more


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 12,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython 2019!

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell with Google Hangouts On-Air is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — SiFive is a startup to pay attention to. RISC-5 is here to stay.

Wearables — Swatch it up

Electronics — Code like everyone’s watching

Biohacking — Stroboscopic Visual Training

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython takes flight! All aboard with datum, Bluefruit CPX, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.