Here are some vines I made with my Google Cardboard for a laugh:
Here are some vines I made with my Google Cardboard for a laugh:
Thie below little snippet of writing was written on the way to San Diego from Phoenix. It reflects my excitement and outright terror of fully embracing the possible final result of this technology. Most of these comments come from thinking about the evolution of art froms and forms of entertainment in the last 100 years. Music being a powerful emotional tool to transmit meaning almost infectously between people and it creates an experience for the listener. It starts from this simple thought and goes from there:
Music represents an attempt to convey meaning just like any other art form. What exactly is the source of the meaning that they are attempting to convey? Thoughts and ideas, as complex as they are, aren't easy to transmit in full.clarity.
Television is another attempted conveyance of thoughts, of meaning. This is a one sided (mostly) visual construct that seems to fall short with me. Perhaps the fact that television has been so heavily conquered and the corporate emptiness made king.
Video games are an awakening, they are the bi-directional interaction and that is the most valuable thing that has come from entertainment in the last few decades.
What is the next step to this? How is immersion created? What is the next level of creating immersion and completeness of experience?
Virtual reality has long since been the masturbatory fantasy of nerds and cyberpunks alike. It is the next novel step to dominate reality, by creating our own realities. The next few decades will be spent perfecting these realities. Someday kids will grow up in virtual worlds more amazing and real than real life.
VR represents the collision of experience and transmission of thought unparalleled in Human history. Short term it represents the emergence of a new art form, a new way to experience reality, a new way to learn, a new way to stay in touch, and possible ideas that I cannot even conceive as I fly down this highway on my 30th birthday.
I imagine the best examples of virtual reality being self adaptive VR simulations that create narrative based on the person's actions. Or games that allow game mechanics to be created 'on the fly'. These are the true magic that will help things like this see widespread adoption.
Being able to stop thinking about getting a bigger monitor and just doing everything inside a HMD seems silly now...
Will music be enough? Will a simple video on a monitor ever be enough? Why simply watch something when you can EXPERIENCE something? Become a different person for an extended flight? Experience a different reality! Distractions or are they real? What IS "real" at that point?
The further exploration and critical analysis of everyone's perception of 'what is real' will only create a positive benefit in society.
Update Aug 9th: I plan to elaborate further in an on-going series regarding virtual reality. I actually get my Oculus Rift next month.
Blasted reality. Blasted corporate job.
This website costs me money to keep on, but I do not post anything of consequence. Perhaps I should?
Things should be created. My little mind needs a place to dump its funny little nonsense.
Places that I can contrive and imagine for an audience. The closest I'll ever get to performing in front of a crowd.
This is it. Me trying to show off.
Little animal creature wearing underwear pressing raised plastic over a red led with weird squiggles on them. Pressing certain combination of these symbols seems to create meaning and can narrowly transfer 'thoughts' as one might conceive them. Much is lost however, so is it so wrong to dream of a collective concoiousness where our thoughts are shared in their whole entirity? Where our imagination is shared with everyone all of the time and theirs shared with you?
Lies and secrets all fall away. This is a terrifying thought, I have to admit. But the consquence of that would be that corruption would no longer have a place to hide. But I have to take a step back from my current point of view to see if it is as terrifying.
If I grew up in a world where everyone knew everyone else's thoughts, all the irrelevant social divides could be discarded in exchange for a cognitive playground existence paradise, one perfectly suited for high end VR technologies, where thought experiments and games can be played. Where we can meet everyone else on the planet as the immaterial essences* that they actually are, without irrelevant resitriction of culture, language, relgion, skin color, gender, or other preceived seperation. This represents a departure from what one might 'classically' conceive as reality -- as something far more flexiable and undefined.
All of this comes together in my current obsessions and thoughts with the primary being: Bitcoin. Bitcoin represents a powerful tool of subversion against a broken and oppressive financial system. It isn't perfect, it could be a meta-tatic of the globalist cabal**, it has been the center of some negative attention but the underlying technology and spirit are what makes this special. It represents a movement of decenteralized P2P technology that subverts the need for old systems of control. It gives the keys to everyone to equal out responsability, to remove the top-down control structures.
Bitcoin is one of the first steps toward a global collective of paired minds. Money is the grease in the gears of an efficent healthy soceity*** and the more efficent our currency is.. the easier our soceity will work. From there?
It amuses me that the world is moving towards something that I've always wanted it to move towards... assimilation, becoming one with the Borg. Star Trek has helped us to define our goal, our ideal, to become perfect through the assimilation of all life and technology, to scour the cosmos.
Resistance is futile, bro.
Technology will allow us to ignore our petty biology and see what greater things exist out there in the ether where only thoughts exist.. we can go back to the Dream Zone...
*I intentionally avoid using the word 'soul' here as I really dislike the concept.
** Slightly tongue in cheek, I assure you. Slightly.
*** I also await the day when moeny can be removed entirely, but for now... we can use Bitcoin as an intermediary as the global intelligence network collecetive world brain etc etc becomes a reality over the course of however long it takes.
As can you see here... my pages haven't been updated for months and months.
Quite pathetic when I pay a monthly fee to maintain this website in this easy to access/edit/manipulate website... but I have to say something here.
It is a TRAVESTY that I haven't posted anything in months...
RAISE COMMUNINCATION BARRIER.
Another from my shoot in Miami...
In my trip there, I learned that there are eyes EVERYWHERE...
April brings a new bounty of portraits!
Stay tuned to this neurological transmitter!
Short little clip from the shoot with Chelsea:
A few shots of my friend Rebecca Yzaguirre:
Great shot of Lourdes Dodds:
Last night, I shot with an incredible model by the name of Kathryn Dalbeck. Here is a great shot that I love:
Just a few shots from Reno:
Took a few quick shops in Sacramento or whatever:
Very soon I shall be starting a Kickstarter for a project that I've been wanting to do for the last few months.
This will be my first foray into the world of Kickstarter and I'm curious to see if people will gravitate towards this idea or not. The people I've talked to about it seem to think it's a great idea, I hope they weren't just lying to me.
Consider this my announcement of the announcement that I will make in a few weeks regarding the Kickstarter.
Not sure anyone actually reads this, but it'd be nice if you did.
See you soon!
DMT Meeting the Elves