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\”.

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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.

A video of my talk hasn\’t yet been released, but when it is I will post it here as well.

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