New PDF release: Char Davies's Immersive Virtual Art and the Essence of

By Laurie McRobert

ISBN-10: 080209094X

ISBN-13: 9780802090942

In this primary book-length examine of the the world over popular Canadian artist Char Davies, Laurie McRobert examines the electronic installations Osmose and Ephémère within the context of Davies' inventive and conceptual inspirations. Davies, initially a painter, became to expertise so as to create the impact of osmosis among self and global. via wearing a head-mounted demonstrate unit and a physique vest to watch respiring and stability, individuals are immersed in 3D-virtual house the place they have interaction with summary photos of nature whereas manoeuvring in a synthetic spatial environment.

Char Davies' Immersive digital artwork and the Essence of Spatiality explores spatiality via a extensive scope of disciplines, together with philosophy, mythology, biology, and visible stories, to be able to familiarize the reader with digital fact paintings - the way it differs from conventional creative media and why immersive digital artwork offers to extend our resourceful horizons. This unique learn offers us with a massive exposition of 2 of Char Davies' acclaimed tasks and an exploration of the long run influence of electronic digital paintings on our worldviews.

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Attempts to automate art are increasingly successful as develop- Digital Knowing versus Digital Being 33 ments take place in artificial intelligence, artificial creativity and artificial life. However, it may take artificial consciousness to create a totally artificial life. This in turn requires the resolution of the question: is quantum mechanics inextricably linked with consciousness? 14 The statement is interesting because it demonstrates the continuing fascination of linking consciousness with a mathematical universe.

The fog dematerializes everything, everything is joined with everything else, floating. It was hallucinogenic, creating a sense of strange delicate vertigo. Very similar to being deep in the sea enveloped by blue. 53 She continues: So in Numina – the key is the fog, the dematerialization of form, a glint of laneway or stepping stone, the luminosity, the perceptual interplay at this exquisite level of darkness and light where the eye can barely see and the mind begins to fall, for there is nothing to rest on – In Numina – the black and grey of night should be as rich as the exquisite warm violet, rust, crimson, of dawn and dusk and the silky pale creaminess of daylight which fog-like in its brilliance also obscures, obliterates, dissolves.

This in turn requires the resolution of the question: is quantum mechanics inextricably linked with consciousness? 14 The statement is interesting because it demonstrates the continuing fascination of linking consciousness with a mathematical universe. 15 Rarely, if ever, does one find digital aficionados discussing in their ‘digital dialectics’ human substance or essence and how it will emerge after its encounter with digitality. Indeed, much of the technologically based art that is being created at the moment appears to have no real substance or essence to it.

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