Thesis project by Michael P Allison explores the possibility of merging spiritual and technological ideas in a VR experience / performance - video embedded below:
Ecstatic Computation is a technoshamanic virtual reality ritual that addresses the intersection of spirituality and computation.
Traditionally, computers and computation are just tools used by humans to accomplish complex digital tasks. Some of us now live in a world where the social and personal role of computation is playing an inextricable part in our lives. Computation is a window, a portal through which we see information, see entertainment, do our work and experience each other. Computers now create amazingly immersive screen-based experiences—I almost forget about the hardware entirely. That, however, is the root of my inquiry: what does it mean for me to spend so much time with this device what is my relationship to it?
Starting to wonder if I’ll ever find another place to live in this city…
continuing to dig through my hard drive ~ unearthed these pretty pixels from some lcd screen feedback.