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A bite of the virtual reality sandwich

Art Jul 18, 2017

A bite of the virtual reality sandwich

by John L. Tran

What happens when you take the Nazi zombies, coin collecting, cuddly creatures, xenomorphs, etc., out of video games and you just wander around virtual reality? While pondering that, we could also ask, "How realistic is it to be Utopian?," "What is life without work?" and "How ...

With 'DMM.Planets' exhibition, teamLab defines the future of art

Art | Tokyo Aug 11, 2016

With 'DMM.Planets' exhibition, teamLab defines the future of art

by Mark Jarnes

An exponential evolution in technology has led to increasingly immersive and interactive entertainment. And a certain Tokyo-based digital art collective is light years ahead of the rest. Multifaceted creative group teamLab's "DMM.Planets" is a massive 3,000 square-meter exhibition taking place at Odaiba Minna no Yume-Tairiku ...

Message trumps the medium at JMAF

Art Feb 5, 2015

Message trumps the medium at JMAF

by Mike Sunda

When Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase "The medium is the message" in the mid-1960s, the ensuing dialogue on media theory encouraged an approach that persists to the present day: to examine new types of technology through the societal and cultural changes that ...

Keeping up with the shifting world

Art Jan 8, 2015

Keeping up with the shifting world

by John L. Tran

Designers can be an ambitious bunch, hoping to lead us all into a better, color-coordinated, minimalist future. "The Fab Mind" aims to show off attempts "to understand and to resolve social issues through design'," based upon the earth-shattering notions that the world is in ...