An updated selection of the coverage Metaverse Nails has received: MTV.com – This Unbelievable Nail Art Will Level-Up Your Instagram Game i-D Magazine – virtual reality nail art is here and it’s insane TechInAsia – Nail art meets augmented reality in this new app The Age – In the world of wearable technology, Melbourne nails
The results of a quick 6hr session integrating the Oculus Rift into Unity3D with a 3d-scanned Shian Law. Part of a collaborative research and development activity into using AR/VR headsets for international simultaneous semi-virtual dates . Follow our progress on the I<3IDORU tumblr , updated by our hard-working digital interns.
A 3d flocking simulation that gathers around performers’ hands. Needs a lot of tweaking but has a surprising sense of depth when seen in person. Audio is an unreleased track by Crops and Alex Akers. www.bferns.com
Seeing what I can do with some audio-reactive 3d cylinders and tracking. Music used for the test and the video is an edit of De De Mouse‘s Windowlicker (slice & scramble mix). I saw him at SuperDeluxe the other week and started thinking about minimal glitchy visuals while watching Leno VJ
Metaverse Nails has appeared this week on ABC Radio and ArtsHub – http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/connect-asia/chinas-emerging-digital-cosmetic-market/1151076 http://au.artshub.com/au/news-article/features/performing-arts/suits-to-cyborgs-the-rise-of-smart-fashion-195787
Metaverse Makeovers’ Multiplayer Manicures between Darwin and Sydney have been covered as part of The Portals programme in Artery and Realtime Arts magazine.
At The Portals ISEA 2013, in partnership with Darwin Community Arts, we will be presenting a new entry in the Metaverse Makeovers Live series – A series of works streamed in realtime between Sydney and Darwin. I’m excited to be moving further into the multiplayer interactive realm we always saw as MMs direction, and
While in Shanghai we ran into multi-instrumentalist musician Courtney Wing, and decided to turn him into a virtual idol for his performance at the flagship Shanghai Apple Store that evening. 6 short hours later and laser-surfing iPad-app Wing was ready to join his doppelganger at the gig.
This Sunday I will be giving a workshop on how to design and create an Augmented Reality Cocktail in Shanghai at XinCheJian hackspace. No programming experience needed, just a smartphone and a laptop with blender, as the focus will be on AR techniques over software implementations. More into and bookings at XinCheJian : http://xinchejian.com/event/?ee=113
The Australia Council for the Arts blog Artery profiles Thea Baumann and the Metaverse Makeovers project we’re currently working on: Most manicurists define bling as painting little pictures or designs on fingernails, or perhaps applying tiny decals or imitation jewels. It could be called art, at a pinch, but what if you could look at