Virtual reality is becoming more accessible to larger audiences. Often, however, thrown to the wayside is artistic merit and the medium’s philosophical implications. Brothers Sam and Andy Rolfes use VR along with other emerging technologies to highlight the absurdity of life, dream up ironic characters, and make anti-capitalist statements. In their hands, VR becomes an envoy for a greater purpose.
This lecture went not just into the how but the why of the Team Rolfes approach to VR. Here, they demonstrated their tools, performance, and practice—and the mindset they approach them with. Sam and Andy gave a real-time demonstration of the techniques they are discussing; merging the philosophical with the physical.