Active Theory: Finding Love




 
  • ©2017, Active Theory, Finding Love
  • ©2017, Active Theory, Finding Love
  • ©2017, Active Theory, Finding Love

Artist(s):


Title:


Finding Love

Exhibition:


DAC Online Exhibition 2017: Immersive Expressions: Virtual Reality on the Web

Creation Year:


2017

Medium:


WebVR

Category:


Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Artist Statement:


Finding Love is a fully interactive, Virtual Reality story that transforms emotions into art. Moving through five distinct chapters, ones experiences a journey made from abstract visuals and sounds. In the story, the user’s avatar is a gem that is paired with another gem of a different color and shape.
When a user begins their experience they are matched to another user over a WebSocket connection to a matching server. When a match is made, the two users connect directly to each other over WebRTC and exchange information such as location and input data in order to see the other user’s motion reflected in the partner gem. At the end of the experience, the user learns that the other gem was another user sharing the experience at the same time and their approximate location is revealed.
The makers state “Our desire in this project, as well as many others, is to connect people in simple ways that make a meaningful impression. The other gem’s movements in the experience are directly impacted by the partner’s input whether desktop, mobile, or VR.”