DIATRIBES

 
 

STARTED: 2017

ENDED: Ongoing
ASPECTS: VR game

PLATFORM: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

DESCRIPTION:  

Diatribes is an evolving project that centers around a virtual reality haunted house. Inside players are taken on a narrated journey through an arena room where Nature and Civilization are locked in an endless battle. The project grew out of a desire to better understand what physical and emotional space we inhabit when trying to make sense of a disappointing world. In this first iteration players helplessly observer the annihilating effects of climate change as they wander through chambers filled with strategic maps, protective talisman and monuments to battles lost.

It was first presented in Fall 2019 at Kala Art Institute inside an installation of 3D model prototypes and 2D concept art.

The demo is now on tour, at each presentation site the public is invited to explore these worlds within worlds and give feedback as the project takes shape. 

The Diatribes VR demo is a collaboration with visual artist Veronica Graham, programmer Thomas Newlands, and sound artist Julia Kim.

DIATRIBES DEMO:

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

10/12 Womens Studio Workshop

10/19, 4pm-7pm VR playtest and NAT vs CIV Book Event at Printed Matter in NYC.

PAST EVENTS:

9/6-9/21/2019 Diatribes installation and demo playtest at Kala Art Institute

TEAM:

Veronica Graham is the director, writer and designer.

Thomas Newlands is the gameplay programmer and effects artist.

Julia Kim is the music and sound effects artist

RELATED PRODUCTS:

NAT vs CIV

PRESS:

Its Nice That

 
 
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