year: 1996

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Text Space

VR Installation at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, 1996

Wearing a data helmet the visitor is transported into a vast, virtual world of letters and texts. The visitor is able to enter text into the virtual space by using a virtual keyboard.
The words, which may be any length, are always set up in a 3D wire frame text floating in space in relation to the viewer’s current position. Visitors construct a continuously growing architecture of curtain-like, semi-transparent surfaces, which become readable at closer look. They also navigate the accumulation of messages that have been left behind by earlier visitors to this installation and entered via Internet

Programming: Gideon May