Take a Look: The Future Is Here and it’s Virtual Insanity
Hi. You’ve probably got that trippy Jamiroquai video stuck in your head now. Sorry about that. But it’s as good a segue as any to the topic du jour: virtual reality. Computer-generated simulations that put the user in a first-person vantage point are cropping up fast—you only need to look to platforms like Playstation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus to see what we mean. If virtual reality is the future, we’ve got news: it’s here. And the potential there is endless.
Next week, we’re tapping into some of those possibilities during our “Virtual Dimensions” night at CANVAS. On Saturday, October 21, you’ll get the chance to explore the beauty and science of virtual reality through a series of interactive art pieces. We’ve tapped Wynwood’s very own LoftVR Miami to help us out with some full-body virtual reality experiences.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll be getting into:
Tilt Brush: Find a beret and tap into your inner Monet—it’s time to get artsy. Here, you’ll paint in 3D space with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light and even fire. Your room is your canvas and your palette is your imagination. Deep.
Blortasia: First, yeah—the name. “Blortasia.” It’s kind of fun to say. Anyway, it’s actually an abstract art world in the sky. You’ll get the chance to fly freely through a surreal maze of evolving sculptures and explore an animated psychedelic sculpture park. The Louvre can take a seat now.
Racket: Nx (Multiplayer Game): This is a high paced, psychedelic and competitive AF arcade space sport. Some say it’s like playing racquetball inside a giant pinball machine. You’ll have to get back to us on that.
Rec Room (Multiplayer Game): You know when you feel like going out, but can’t be bothered to get out of your jammies? Rec Room is here to solve that very dilemma. It’s a virtual reality social club where you can play active games with friends from all around the world. You can even customize your appearance before heading off to multiplayer games like paintball or 3D charades. But there’s also a lounge for kicking back and hanging out in when charades gets to be too exhausting. It happens.
Will there be drinks? Of course, there’ll be drinks. Silly you. And we’re setting the night to a pretty trippy and futuristic soundtrack courtesy of Klangbox’s Patrick Walsh.
Now, the event is free, but don’t forget to RSVP here—it’s required to get in.
The only question is… did you take the red pill or the blue one?