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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00783
Thesis Title
Beyond the Frame: Into Virtual Reality
Author
Mary Finn Saisselin
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
MFA
Year
2018
Number of Pages
90
University
Paris College of Art
Thesis Supervisor
Dionysis Zamplaras
Supervisor e-mail
dzamplaras AT gmail.com
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Transdisciplinary New Media
Languages Familiar to Author
English, French
URL where full thesis can be found
bit.do/eWNFp
Keywords
virtual reality, experience, immersion, virtual art, sense of presence, interactivity
Abstract: 200-500 words
How does the audience experience art within a virtual environment today? In order to have a better understanding of the functions and the meanings of this new form of artistic experience, we will follow the historical and the technological advancement of Robert Barker's panorama which debuted in 1793 in London, Louis Daguerre's Diorama in Paris in 1822 and Charles Wheatstone's stereoscope in 1838. With each successive advancement, the gap between image and audience has been reduced. The progressive stages of immersion have prepared the audience for today's artwork which has the capacity to surround the viewer's senses creating a virtual reality experience. Exploring virtual reality art and how the users experience these immersive environments will help concretize the emergent grammar and help to define the future of art as an immersive experiential journey.