Issue 2

Stories. From fables to speculations, we learn from them, we live by them.

And it seems VR give stories a new immediacy and force, especially those involving viewer agency and multiple sensory combinations. Succeeding Virtual Fictions transport us to new territories, be it altered perceptions, abstract realities or earthly locations that no one can visit.

To W. Herzog question – “Does VR dream of itself?” – we can’t answer yet. But Donna Haraway has some good ideas about the necessary stories of our times.

Making your reality with photogrammetry

In the context of VR, photogrammetry is experiencing a kind of boom. Originally a technical way to make measurements from photographs, the technology is now in everyobodies hands, allowing us to create our own virtual realities.

DiMoDA, the making of a VR counter culture

Playful, subversive and intense, DiMoDA is the VR indie museum we were waiting for. Read our interview with its co-creator, digital artist Alfredo Salazar-Caro.

Speculative Fabulation

“A type of narration that enables one to unfold new worlds through arousing an appetite for what’s possible ” by Fabrizio Terranova

360°

360°, three digits for an angle that isn’t anymore.

Oculus

There was a time a search for “Oculus” would lead to ancient Greece, architectural viewholes and various creations of the mind….

The other reality of SENS VR

SENS VR is here and is bound to last as a cornerstone of the VR medium. Interview with Marc-Antoine Mathieu, the attentive godfather of this transmedia experience.

Réalité Virtuelle by Antonin Artaud

French poet Antonin Artaud was the first person to write “Virtual Reality” in his essay The Theatre and its Double. Here is the original text.

SENS VR, entering a drawn world

For 30 years, comic artist Marc-Antoine Mathieu has been brilliantly exploring the possibilities of the drawn medium. Now an ambitious…

Synesthesia

The art of sensory combinations in Virtual Reality

Empathy

If you could see the world through the eyes of another, could we make a better world to live in?

Willing suspension of disbelief

the mental operation by a reader or spectator of a work of fiction who accepts, while he consults the work, to put his scepticism aside

DMZ A fabulation in VR

DMZ blends great dramatic tension with interactive & immersive storytelling. We talked to Hayoun Kwon, the artist behind this singular VR experience.

Fictional Universes

Fictional Universes, where stories “no longer appear like a whole to receive, but like an area to explore”

Agency

Agency. In philosophy and sociology, Agency is a being’s faculty of independent choice and action on its environement

Storytelling in Virtual reality

Virtual Stories in Virtual Reality First occurence To open this theme of “Virtual Stories”, two guest publishers have joined this…

In the next issue

Possible Worlds in VR

Worlding, speculations, possible futures : the Virtual as a proposition of being. A new exploration of Fabbula magazine

Making your reality with photogrammetry

In the context of VR, photogrammetry is experiencing a kind of boom. Originally a technical way to make measurements from photographs, the technology is now in everyobodies hands, allowing us to create our own virtual realities.