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Cyberdream VR: visualizing rave music and vaporwave in Virtual Reality

Cyberdream VR: visualizing rave music and vaporwave in Virtual Reality

Weinel, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-5347-3897 (2019) Cyberdream VR: visualizing rave music and vaporwave in Virtual Reality. In: AM'19: Proceedings of the 14th International Audio Mostly Conference: A Journey in Sound. September 18 - 20, 2019. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 277-281. ISBN 9781450372978 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/3356590.3356637)

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Abstract

Cyberdream VR is a short artistic virtual reality (VR) experience, which is based on the concept of visualizing the imaginative worlds suggested by rave music and vaporwave as symbolic, spatial, virtual environments. The piece is conceptualized as a virtual hallucination through the broken techno-utopias of cyberspace. Aesthetically, the work adapts the forms of 1990s VJ performance, demoscene animations, and the visual language of rave fliers from this era, constructing these forms as virtual spaces that the user can enter into through VR. Drawing upon the Internet-borne music subculture vaporwave, the piece also deconstructs the visual language of 1990s technoutopian computer culture. By transporting the user into the imaginative worlds suggested by rave music and vaporwave, Cyberdream VR more broadly indicates a possible approach to visualizing music that prioritizes symbolic representation. In the future, this approach could be applied for other types of music and yield new transformative approaches to music visualization that may eventually be automated.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: AM'19: Proceedings of the 14th International Audio Mostly Conference: A Journey in Sound. September 18 - 20, 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computing methodologies, computer graphics, graphics systems and interfaces, virtual reality
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Sound-Image Research Group
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Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 10:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34063

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