V I R T U A L R E A L I T Y
A presentation of Virtual Reality for the first inauguation
of the VR-Cube at the Royal Institute of Technology
in Stockholm in 1997.
A spatial voyage into a
We move inside a virtual microcosmos
through dwindeling nerves and visit
six different locations:
The Brain Chamber - The Heart and Blood Room
- The Breathing Cathedral - The Thought Cabinet
- The Flesh Labyrinth - The Dream Cavern
Interactive sound by Peter Berggren
(Software for this piece: Alias-Open GL
Animations & Calculations: Vega/Lynx)
View from "The Parallel Dimension - Brain Chamber"
The Parallel Dimension was produced by PDC, KTH Stockholm
presented at the VR-Cube of the Royal Institute of Technology as a part of Stockholm Capital of Culture 1998
View from "Brainsongs - "Space World"
Our brain is continuously renewing itself,
and synaptogenesis, during our entire lifetime.
The parts which are particularly active and thus in a constant mode
of creativity are: the prefrontal region, which controls executive
decision making and shortterm memory; the inferior temporal region,
which plays a crucial role in the visual recognition of patterns
(objects, faces) and the posterior parietal region, which is important
for our orientation in a space.
All these qualities are fundamental for our daily life and the way we relate
to the world around us - and also particularly interesting when we enter
the realms of Virtual Reality, where we are being introduced to .
a whole new set of rules.
Sound illustration by Jean Skarstedt and Dominique Plaza.
Special thanks to Martin Ingvar
The work BRAINSONGS was presented at the Intercommunication
Center ICC Tokyo in 2002 and at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH
Stockholm in 2002 and 2004
S O F T F A C T O R Y 2009-2010
The human cell is still a mystery to usin many ways.
We cannot see it with the naked eye, only with
the help of powerful microscopes.
This Virtual Reality presents an imaginary inside
inside of a human eukaryotic cell, enlarged about
300.000 times to become a gigantic
space in which we can move around and imagine
what the interior and the various
organelles could look like, were we very very tiny...
Sound by Naoki Tate.
The work SOFT FACTORY was constructed at KTH Stockholm and
at the Medialab of Aalborg University Denmark 2008-2009.
Inaugurated at the MediaLab at Aalborg University in 2010.
M I N D C A T H E D R A L
The virtual reality "MIND CATHEDRAL" is a metaphor for our mind,
our private cathedral. When we put on the VR goggles, we are
confronted with another world, real and not real at the same time.
We are a entering a virtual mental space where images and letters
dance and float in fantastic formations, exciting to explore and interact
with but also offering a possibility to let our mind wander in a peaceful way.
The notion of a boundary between the interior and exterior life is smaller than we think.
With the threshold of inside versus outside governing much
of how we understand the world, Mind Cathedral exposes the visitor
to a visual provocation, where unexpected exposure encounters
deliberate connection as an incitament to instant decision-making.
From inside the body to the outer world, a physical as well as
TEE WEN 2022
feel the space - structure your mind - say the word - open our eyes
MIND CATHEDRAL has been developed for Oculus Quest 2
Special thanks to:
Hanna Wikborg och Eric Olofsson
Gert Svensson PDC KTH
Tree C Technology B.V., The Netherlands
VIC Lab KTH
Jean Skarstedt & Dominic Plaza