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.
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