Margaret Watson: Liquid Meditation

  • ©1997, Margaret Watson, Liquid Meditation
  • ©1997, Margaret Watson, Liquid Meditation



Liquid Meditation


SIGGRAPH 1999: technOasis

Creation Year:



CAVE Virtual Reality Installation


10 feet x 10 feet x 10 feet


Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

Artist Statement:

Within Liquid Meditation, an immersant encounters abstract water reflections in a unique architecture that expresses a narrative philosophy. As the immersant journeys through the structure, meditative experiences within the reflections foretell the upcoming revelation.Conclusion of the narrative is based on individual navigational choices within the virtual experience.

As a philosophical narrative, this virtual experience is representative of growth in life. Various elements in the narrative structure express a scenario symbolic of attaining awareness. In virtual reality, abstract concepts can be visualized and reality can be re-experienced from a first-hand perspective. Through experience with these concepts in a virtual world, immersants could potentially achieve renewed awareness of their existence in reality.


Art Concept and Realization
Margaret Watson

Sound Design and Musical Composition
Eric Butkus

Graphics and Audio Implementation
Margaret Watson

Electronic Visualization Laboratory,

University of Illinois at Chicago

Ars Electronica Research & Residence Program