Natural Individuals

Virtual Reality Mobile App artwork by Yunmi Her, 2020.

Developer Contract: huyunmi@gmail.com
Supported by the 4Culture Gallery and DXARTS (Digital Arts and Experimental Media) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

"Natural Individuals" January 2 - 30, 2020 at the 4Culture Gallery --- Press release





What are you seeing now? What you see is what you are trying to see?

To experience it, you need a VR headset appropriate for your own smartphone.

Download and open the "Natural Individuals" app to your smartphone. Specifically, if you go to the 4Culture Gallery during the exhibition, you can experience both virtual and installed actual ponds.

As you activate the app wearing a headset with your phone, You will find a small marker following your view in the dark with a waterfall sound in the first scene. When you place the marker on the small bright hole, it will become larger, and then a virtual pond will be revealed and come into your sight.

In Scene 2, you will chase the disappearing ladybug from your virtual pond and try to find it. This scene depicts our everyday internet experience searching for a keyword. Many various ladybugs are in this scene, and your view functions as a way to move forward to find the real ladybug which you lost.

What you have gotten from the internet searching will be shown in Scene 3, and you will reconsider about accuracy and objectivity of huge internet data that we experience every day.



Detailed Instructions can be found below.

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Natural Individual_VR Scene 1 preview
VR Experience Interacting with Viewer's Gaze, 3d Sound, VR Headset, Mobile applications

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Natural Individual_VR Scene 2 preview
VR Experience Interacting with Viewer's Gaze, 3d Sound, VR Headset, Mobile applications

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Natural Individual_VR Scene 3 preview
VR Experience Interacting with Viewer's Gaze, 3d Sound, VR Headset, Mobile applications