Translating the Immersive Arts
Virtually Speaking
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We need New Languages for our New Worlds
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avat

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We can communicate only to the extent that
We can communicate only to the extent that
we can translate.
we can translate.
All communication is an exercise in
translation.
A Plot of Actual Conversations ….

Think about it ……
For a simulated world to work, it
must present us with those things we
need to translate our experiences.
The elements of art are useful tools
toward that goal.

COLOR

LINE

SHAPE

SPACE

TEXTURE
Fantasy
Socialization
Mental Exercise
Curiosity
Adventure
Stimulation

http://news.filefront.com/wp-content/uploads/...
Why do people visit virtual
environments, i.e. Second Life?
Fantasy
Socialization
Mental Exercise
Curiosity
Adventure...
How do virtual environments differ
from video games?
Virtual environments do not have story

or narrative.
Without story...
These are the Elements of the
Game World
Graphics
Audio

Gameplay

Interactivity

Narrative
(in video
games)
What elements of the game matter?
Graphics
Audio
Story/Narrative
Gameplay
Texture in this environment, refers to
an image file that mimics a real
surface in appearance or feel.
Space is very literal in virtual
environments.

There is a finite area within which to create, (from the creative
perspect...
Each visual and each audio is an
object.
Objects take shape, and occupy
physical space.
The most intriguing application of line
in the simulated world is the series of
lines that chart the communication
path be...
Color is sound.
Color is light.
Color is emotion.
It is simply a matter of translation.
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Elements and principles of virtual design 2

  1. 1. Translating the Immersive Arts Virtually Speaking
  2. 2. vlogg ing We need New Languages for our New Worlds IM Wik i phishing ar avat teleport
  3. 3. We can communicate only to the extent that We can communicate only to the extent that we can translate. we can translate.
  4. 4. All communication is an exercise in translation.
  5. 5. A Plot of Actual Conversations …. Think about it ……
  6. 6. For a simulated world to work, it must present us with those things we need to translate our experiences.
  7. 7. The elements of art are useful tools toward that goal. COLOR LINE SHAPE SPACE TEXTURE
  8. 8. Fantasy Socialization Mental Exercise Curiosity Adventure Stimulation http://news.filefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/pro-gamers.jpg Why do people play games?
  9. 9. Why do people visit virtual environments, i.e. Second Life? Fantasy Socialization Mental Exercise Curiosity Adventure Stimulation
  10. 10. How do virtual environments differ from video games? Virtual environments do not have story or narrative. Without story, there is no ending as in video games. The avatars create the environment. The goal is virtual realism without actually duplicating real life.
  11. 11. These are the Elements of the Game World Graphics Audio Gameplay Interactivity Narrative (in video games)
  12. 12. What elements of the game matter? Graphics Audio Story/Narrative Gameplay
  13. 13. Texture in this environment, refers to an image file that mimics a real surface in appearance or feel.
  14. 14. Space is very literal in virtual environments. There is a finite area within which to create, (from the creative perspective), and to play (from the user’s perspective.)
  15. 15. Each visual and each audio is an object. Objects take shape, and occupy physical space.
  16. 16. The most intriguing application of line in the simulated world is the series of lines that chart the communication path between objects. In this way, it is similar to theatre.
  17. 17. Color is sound. Color is light. Color is emotion.
  18. 18. It is simply a matter of translation.

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