Creating FormScape VR

Latham, William and Putnam, Lance J. 2019. 'Creating FormScape VR'. In: Cyfest 12. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation November 12 2020. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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William Latham and Lance Putnam will talk about their work creating FormScape VR, a new piece which is being shown in the exhibition for the first time. In FormScape the VR viewers are placed on the surface of evolving landscape where their presence has a direct influence and impact on how the artificial and virtual world takes form around them. Artistic influences including surrealism and philosophical background will be discussed. The talk will include the history of Mutator VR: Vortex and how that experience led into FormScape VR. The talk will also cover the history of IBM Mutator and Mutator VR: Mutation Space work by William Latham and Stephen Todd from 1987 through to the current day. The talk will also briefly cover William’s original FormSynth hand drawings from 1985 and how those ideas shaped the later work by the team over many years.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)


VR, surrealism, landscapes

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1 September 2019Accepted
12 November 2019Published

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St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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November 12 2020

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25 Nov 2020 09:55

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25 Nov 2020 10:02


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