Have you ever looked at the word IMAGE? The word image breaks down to I MAGE as in I the MAGICIAN create a reality for the world to see. On Saturday May 20th Nick Ochoa and his Magik Gallery crew presented a reality that consisted of his vision of a possible definition of VIRTUAL REALITY.
Nick Ochoa-Founder Of Magik Gallery-" Virtual Reality is more that a gaming platform, more than a 360° Video distribution platform, VR is a canvas and what you can create is very vast and infinite.
Magik Gallery brought together some of the most innovative artists and admired immersive creators in virtual and augmented reality art for an exposition featuring a collection of painted worlds, invisible sculptures, immersive illustrations and interactive narratives. The event was not just put together to evangelize VR but to open up people to the creative potential VR truly has.
Everyone who attended the event looked inspired. I for one always felt that introducing someone to Tilt Brush for the first time brings them back to the first time they used crayons as a child. You could feel that childlike wonderment in the air that night.
Nick Ochoa-Founder Of Magik Gallery- "What we noticed is that people have a greater appreciation and understanding of the technology when they are introduced to it through a beautiful piece of content.
The event was well attended by a gallery of guests of VR newbies, artists appreciating other artists, and industry heavy hitters like Head Of VR and AR at UNITY Tony Parisi.
Also mad props to Oculus and Naomi from the Medium team out there showing mad love in support of the event. I am already looking forward to checking out the next Magik Gallery event. Please make sure to check out the event video I shot for the event, its at the top of the page :). I was very inspired by the event to really put together something that captured the MAGIK of the event....so mote it be.