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Hector Centeno - Sitting Under a Highway

Hector Centeno - Sitting Under a Highway

Virtual Reality Installation
November , , - , 2016 1:00PM - 5:00PM
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Hector Centeno - Sitting Under a Highway

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Sitting Under a Highway is part of a research-creation project and is presented as an interactive audiovisual virtual and presential space. Visitors will experience photo-realistic 3D visuals and spatial audio that are the product of an artistic practice centered on the attentive aesthetic exploration of a physical place. The VR space that the user inhabits is activated through the combined measurement of concentration and relaxation via an EEG reader. A hand tracker allows the user to also physically interact in space. Through mindfulness we engage with the environment, in the hope that art created with such processes can contribute to a better understanding of the disconnect that exists between post-modern society and our inhabited places.

Hector Centeno - Sitting Under a Highway

This will be a presentation of an updated version of the work that uses the room-scale capabilities of the HTC Vive VR viewer. The user will now be able to stand and walk around to explore the virtual space.

Awarded Best Creative Work, Best Thesis Document and Outstanding Thesis Research, Digital Futures Graduate Program, OCAD University. Read more about this work here. Electric Perfume presents this work in conjunction with New Adventure in Sound Art (NAISA) as part of Soundhackers Games In Sound.

About Hector Centeno

Hector Centeno is a digital media artist, interactivity designer and creative software developer with nearly two decades of experience as an independent and collaborating artist, sound designer, interactive media programmer and media art technician. His focus is on immersive sound, visuals and interactivity that seeks to engage the audience into a self reflection of existence, place and reality.

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