The Mechanics of Immersion

a Digital/Media studio @ RMIT University

The Mechanics of Immersion – in 102 slides

Get immersed in what we’ve covered this semester — then let’s get our pub on! Here‘s the audio from our final THINKING session.

REMINDER: 30-second sizzles

Reminder… EVERY STUDENT MUST SUBMIT A 30-SECOND SIZZLE REEL FOR THE STUDIO. ~ THIS MUST be PRECISELY 30 seconds long AND SHARED WITH DAN AS AN MP4 VIDEO by the end of Wk 13, ideally sooner ~ Could be: a sizzle reel of all your Project Briefs YOUR comprehension of what the studio’s been about…

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Week 9 Summary/Plan

Just to recap, lock things off, square things away and a bunch of other metaphors before we wrap up week 9… A reminder, there is NO CLASS next Friday 29 September, due to the Grand Final Eve Public Holiday. Wednesday’s session will feature an extended clip (perhaps the whole film) from Panos Cosmatos’ 2010 weirdfest Beyond…

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Perception, reality, braaaains

Yet more discussion on how what we think of as ‘reality’ is mostly a myth concocted by our brains. We’ve been shaped to have perceptions that keep us alive, so we have to take them seriously. If I see something that I think of as a snake, I don’t pick it up. If I see…

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Update on Project Brief 4

[ Marking Sheet (PDF) ] By now you should have developed a clear plan for what you will be making for your final project. This should be a single work or series of works that draws on the concepts, theories, models raised in the studio to date; similarly, this work/s should be large enough to…

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Audiokinetic design

No reading this week, but here‘s an interesting piece on designing sound for VR… The audio for VR Regatta is designed to enhance all aspects of the experience and make the audience’s experience as engaging as possible. As is often the case with audio, if we do our job really well, most of the audience…

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Week 8 Crits

UPDATE: These crit presentations will now take place on FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER — Dig Media folks head to 94.6.27, Media folk to 94.6.28 Hi ImmersionMechs – It’s part of studio practice to receive critique and commentary on the work you’ve achieved, and what you’ve gotten out of the experience. To this end, we’re TENTATIVELY scheduling a…

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