Creative Tech Week 2018 done & dusted ;)

On May 11th I was honored to give a lightening talk at Creative Tech Week around my artist journey with the Google Tiltbrush as part of my 5 day “VRaycation“.

This fish is the first thing I made in Tiltbrush; I talked about the shift from object creation / CAD mindset, to a world building one.

The narrative explored how, as an experienced 2- and 3D artist I was exploring Tiltbrush’s “special sauce”; how each medium has something it’s particularly good for, and my journey to find it.

Hint: it involved giving up on precision, somewhat of a challenge for a CAD artist – but, as I said in the presentation, it’s like karaoke: you’ll have much more fun, and the results will be far better, if you give up any attempts at being good. Plus, think about building worlds – not objects, something I surprised myself by doing initially (there’s a universe to play with, why am I making a fish?!)

For those who are curious, I ultimately ended up creating a world based on a 16th century Persian artwork, and titled it “My Garden of Eden” – complete with a handsome date in a turban (because who wants to be alone in the Garden of Eden?!).  It’s the last thing I made, on day 5 of my HTC Vive rental. Enjoy! – I’m particularly happy with the birds.

A heartfelt thank you to Hello World Communications in New York for the wonderful full room-scale HTC Vive I used (they even threw in a laptop! Their customer service is amazing) and of course, to Isabel Draves of Creative Tech Week for including me in this year’s lineup.

Panel appearance at Creative Tech Week 2017

For those who are curious…here’s the full panel discussion exploring the future of VR and entertainment that I was a part of at Creative Tech Week 2017 back in June. Thank you to Isabel Walcott Draves and Cortney Harding for asking me to participate; it was great to be part of an event this forward thinking, and meet co-panelists Victoria Pike, Joel Douek, David Lobser and Jenya Lugina. Honored to be in such impressive company!