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14 AUGUST 2015

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

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2015deserted places • deserted village • disappearance • English village • epidemic • Everybodys Gone to the Rapture (2015) • first-person adventure • first-person gamesfirst-person point of viewgate • infection • life formslight pulses • mysterious disappearance • mysterious outbreakobservatoryopen world • outbreak • Playstation 4post-apocalyptic scenarioPS4 • quarantine area • rapture • SCE Santa Monica Studio • scientists • Shropshire • Sony Computer Entertainment • Sony Santa Monica • spontaneous human combustion • story-based experience • story-based game • The Chinese Room • tumour • unknown life form • video gamevillage • voiceover • Yaughton

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Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2014

Oasis: a virtual pond of synthetic life forms

"A surface covered with black sand turns into a pool full of life when people grab and remove a handful of sand away. In this micro–world, virtual creatures are born, live and perish.They recognize their spatial boundaries and obstacles of living and respond to peoples' touch in various ways.

A real–time computer vision engine has been developed to interpret the physical status of diverse materials of the installation. The program populates creatures with various characteristics and controls their behaviors in real–time. A swarm intelligence has been implemented to simulate the flocking behaviors of the creatures and their life–like motions.

The Oasis is not a device invented for people to 'use'. It's a playful space where people feel nature, find life forms, interact with and create virtual worlds. It elicits peoples' basic instincts to touch natural materials."

(Yunsil Heo and Hyunwoo Bang)

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2008automata • black sand • computer vision • create virtual worlds • creaturesfish pondflocking algorithmflocking behaviour • Hyunwoo Bang • life forms • micro-world • natural materials • Oasis (2008) • OpenGLorganismplayful space • pond • poolProcessing (software)simulated environment • spatial boundaries • surfaceswarm behaviour • swarm intelligence • swarmingswimming • synthetic life forms • synthetic-lifetangible interfacetangible interfaces • tangible visual interface • touchvirtual creatures • Yunsil Heo

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Anna Troisi
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