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Virtual hallucinations: projects in VJing, virtual reality and cyberculture

Virtual hallucinations: projects in VJing, virtual reality and cyberculture

Weinel, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-5347-3897 (2019) Virtual hallucinations: projects in VJing, virtual reality and cyberculture. In: EVA London 2019: Electronic Visualisation & the Arts. Proceedings of a conference held in London 8th-11th July. Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2019) . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Swindon; London, pp. 293-301. ISSN 1477-9358 (Print), 1477-9358 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.57)

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Abstract

This paper discusses a variety of the author’s artistic projects exploring altered states of consciousness and computer art. First, the paper will provide a brief overview of previous creative works, which include compositions of electroacoustic music, interactive visualisations, and visual music films. These previous works use the concept of altered states of consciousness as a compositional principle, as explored in the author’s book Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media (OUP 2018). Following this, a variety of the author’s recent creative work produced from 2016–2019 will be discussed. These works include: a series of paintings that incorporate computer graphics animations when viewed in augmented reality; VJ performances constructed using direct animation on 8mm film, computer graphics animations generated from code and audio-reactive effects; and Cyberdream VR, a virtual reality experience. These interrelated projects continue to develop the author’s artistic investigations into altered states, while also referencing work such as demo scene videos; cyberdelic imagery of the type seen on fliers from the 1990s rave-era; and the recent Internet-borne subculture vaporwave, which recontextualises the aesthetics of 1980s and 1990s ambient corporate music and utopian computer graphics to construct surrealistic dystopias.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: EVA London 2019: Electronic Visualisation & the Arts. Proceedings of a conference held in London 8th-11th July.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Altered states of consciousness, augmented reality, cyberculture, rave culture, vaporwave, virtual reality, VJing
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 10:26
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/34067

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