An initiation into Future Realities. A collaborative art and virtual reality project for Burning Man 2017 by Dadara & WeMakeVR.
A crew going on a mission into Unknown Realities is locked up inside a big monolithic black box during Burning Man. They will paint a virtual Black Rock City on the inside walls without viewing the outside. Visitors will help them by interacting in a personal Turing test for Reality - this will be their initiation into Future Realities.
The actual definition of ‘reality’ has been a universal question for ages. In today’s world with the current generation of Virtual Reality technology the definition of Reality is stretched even more, and boundaries between realities have become even more blurred.
Solipmission asks that old universal question again: “What is Reality?” With this project we explore this question with tools that previously belonged to the realm of science fiction. We are creating a bridge allowing visitors to cross over from science fiction into reality. But then again: How real is Reality?
Realizing the value(s) of both our human, real reality and digital, technological reality might enable a smoother transition into a future world, which will see a symbiosis of both.