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Exhibiting Mutator VR: Procedural Art Evolves to Virtual Reality

Latham, William; Todd, Stephen; Todd, Peter and Putnam, Lance. 2019. Exhibiting Mutator VR: Procedural Art Evolves to Virtual Reality. Leonardo, ISSN 0024-094X [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Organic Art (1987) was reincarnated as Mutator2 (2013) which evolved into Mutator VR: Mutation Space (2016). We describe the graphics and audio systems, particularly the procedural generation and visual effects, and their creative exploitation as an art installation. Mixed “real” and “unreal” features and effects, inspired by Surrealist art, create highly immersive psychedelic organic experiences. Interface simplicity and discoverability is critical for VR exhibitions; as is the balance between an experience constrained by artist's choices and a freer (but riskier) one with greater public choice. Public gallery installation of Mutator VR creates special challenges.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01857

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
19 April 2019Accepted
8 November 2019Published Online

Item ID:

27620

Date Deposited:

19 Nov 2019 16:37

Last Modified:

20 Nov 2019 17:46

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/27620

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