In the near future, virtual reality will be used in a wide variety of everyday tasks, like painting. As many already know, standard virtual reality systems use either special headsets or multi-projected environments to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual environment. An artist who goes by “Anna dream brush” online shows us the surreal paintings that ensue when you combine virtual reality with art. Read more for a video and additional information.
Did you know that virtual reality existed back as early as the 1970s? That’s right, David Em was the first artist to produce navigable virtual worlds at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) from 1977 to 1984. To be more specific, the Aspen Movie Map, a crude virtual tour in which users could wander the streets of Aspen in one of the three modes (summer, winter, and polygons), was developed at MIT in 1978. Here’s what the artist has to say about this painting:
I live just a few steps from the forest. I went there thousand times, to read, to run or just for a walk… I even painted it on canvas. Nothing special: trees, leaves, lights…Summer is the time of adventures. The time to discover the new places, meet new people. And yesterday I just met her in the same forest. The blue flowers growing in her head issued an unusual fragrance. Her cute pointing ears where aware of any sounds.
She stopped singing (in some strange language) and greeted me as a old friend. She has seen me many times already and could tell millions details about me.