Crystal Vibes feat. Ott: A psychedelic musical virtual reality experience utilising the full-body vibrotactile haptic synesthesia suit

Benjamin Outram, Yukari Konishi, Aria Shimbo, Reiko Shimizu, Kouta Minamizawa, Ayahiko Sato, Tetsuya Mizuguchi

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Abstract

Immersive media technology such as virtual reality provides the unique opportunity to place participants in multi-sensory hyper-connected universes where auditory and visual senses are intimately connected, and worlds can be built out of fractal geometries. Crystal Vibes is an artistic piece that combines spatial audio, endless fractal geometries, full-body haptic vibration feedback and sound-to-colour visualisation based on empirical biological functions related to human auditory and visual perception. Exhibited at Sundance Film Festival New Frontier in January 2017, and at Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol. 2 in 10 cities across the world, in this paper we report on insights from user feedback, as well as details of the technical implementation, including real-time rendering of seemingly infinite fractal-like structures, the haptic design philosophy and the sound-visualisation technique. Finally, we comment on the psychology and utility of such virtual environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 24
Event23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2017 Oct 312017 Nov 4

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period17/10/3117/11/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Outram, B., Konishi, Y., Shimbo, A., Shimizu, R., Minamizawa, K., Sato, A., & Mizuguchi, T. (2018). Crystal Vibes feat. Ott: A psychedelic musical virtual reality experience utilising the full-body vibrotactile haptic synesthesia suit. In Proceedings of the 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 1-4). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346269