VR Diorama

Relevant References & Readings: 

  • Thresholds / Mat Collishaw
  • The Medium Is the Massage / Marshall McLuhan
  • Virtual Reality: Dreaming Awake at the End of Time / Ben Vickers
  • Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects / John Bell

Correlations & Keywords:

  • Presence in Virtual Reality
  • Diorama: sci-fi, natural history museums
  • Puppeteering
  • Tension between directed and arbitrary, staged and happenstance
  • Display window, private vs public, inside vs outside (the virtual)
  • Agency in VR viewership
  • Double-viewing experience, the VR viewer is always a performer. 

Visual Research

Diagram of interrelated performing object forms by Stephan Kaplin (Bell, 2001:21).
Thresholds / Mat Collishaw - Installation View

Installation Simulation