Cyberdream VR: Visualizing Rave Music and Vaporwave in Virtual Reality

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Cyberdream VR is a short artistic virtual reality (VR) experience, which is based on the concept of visualizing the imaginative worlds suggested by rave music and vaporwave as symbolic, spatial, virtual environments. The piece is conceptualized as a virtual hallucination through the broken techno-utopias of cyberspace. Aesthetically, the work adapts the forms of 1990s VJ performance, demoscene animations, and the visual language of rave fliers from this era, constructing these forms as virtual spaces that the user can enter into through VR. Drawing upon the Internet-borne music subculture vaporwave, the piece also deconstructs the visual language of 1990s technoutopian computer culture. By transporting the user into the imaginative worlds suggested by rave music and vaporwave, Cyberdream VR more broadly indicates a possible approach to visualizing music that prioritizes symbolic representation. In the future, this approach could be applied for other types of music and yield new transformative approaches to music visualization that may eventually be automated.

TitelProceedings of the 14th International Audio Mostly Conference : A Journey in Sound, AM 2019
Antal sider5
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato18 sep. 2019
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450372978
StatusUdgivet - 18 sep. 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedAudio Mostly - University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Storbritannien
Varighed: 18 sep. 201920 sep. 2019


KonferenceAudio Mostly
LokationUniversity of Nottingham


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