DIATRIBES

 
 

STARTED: 2017

ENDED: Ongoing
ASPECTS: VR game

PLATFORM: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

DESCRIPTION:   Diatribes is a virtual reality funhouse made up of six rooms, each offering the player existential quandaries to puzzle over.

***We are currently making a Diatribes demo. On 9/6-9/21/2019 at Kala Art Institute we will be playtesting an early version and showcasing concept art for the project. An opening reception and an artists talk will be held on 9/6, 6pm-8pm.

PRESS RELEASE:

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. At Kala Art Institute an early demo of the game will be presented inside an installation of prototypes and printed ephemera. This is a buffer zone welcoming people in and easing them out of the Diatribes virtual space. The public is invited to explore these worlds within worlds and give feedback as the project takes shape. 

The opening celebration will be held on September 6th at 6pm-8pm. There will be a brief artists talk on collaboration and VR between Veronica Graham and Thomas Newlands at 6:30pm. A comic book called “NAT vs CIV”, that serves as both a guide and an archive for the game will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Play testing will be held during the opening and regular gallery hours between 9/6-9/21.

Where:

Kala Art Institute,

2990 San Pablo Avenue,

Berkeley, CA 94702 510-841-7000

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Friday, Noon-5:00p.m.

Saturday, Noon-4:30 p.m.

If you would like to bring a large group please schedule an appointment with Veronica Graham at veronica@mostancient.com

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:

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

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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