The Spin-Off installation began as a way of communicating about the virtual installation-in-progress Dream Vortex. The virtual installation uses a CAVE (Computerized Automatic Virtual Environment) or a 3-D viewer headset, technologies many people have not encountered. [continues below]


Above: Spin-Off, 2013 (overview)


One of the challenges of using these technologies is their unfamiliarity to people who could further the work, a difficulty which is faced by researchers as well as artists, although my computer scientist collaborator found it amusing that I would make physical stuff to represent a virtual project. Spin-Off quickly developed a look and feel of its own, but also stimulated many conversations about 3-D viewing technologies.