Look and Feel

Inspiration/Ideas Moodboards:         DRIFT: Great colour style and visuals Hallways and tunnels with animated walls – can this be blended with AR? (Animation Cookbook…) http://uploadvr.com/drift-gear-vr/   MARE: Not over complicated with microscopic details ‘Straight to the point’ visually http://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-indie-vr-games-at-e3/   How devs deal with 4 problem areas in VR game design Useful … More Look and Feel

Project Structure

This semester I spent a lot of time trying out and testing new things – some have worked really well, other things could be tweaked/worked on. As I didn’t really make a concise plan for this semester, I’ve spent more time doing particular things than I should have. In order to not make this mistake … More Project Structure


To help inform my decision on who my project will be aimed at, I’ll be looking at some research and data that hopefully help identify the target group/population that seem to be mostly affected by drugs, psychedelics and those that seem to be associated with/best suited for my abstract and goals for the project. I … More Audience


Some cool VR examples I found on an app called Within (promotes new VR related projects): Stor Eiglass (full video) has a wacky, hyped vibe to it (very upbeat, electronic sounds), the bright colourful landscape/visuals mixed with the happy, fast paced tones of the soundtrack help to create a feeling of excitement and joy within the … More Audio

Mechanics and Mingames

Many of the elements that will form the mechanics have been explained in the following areas: https://ackay3s1.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/ar-prototype/ https://ackay3s1.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/arvr-experience-within-a-building/ https://ackay3s1.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/user-input/   List of Potential Mini Games (story dependent) – these will be adapted to make them more relative to the story e.g. if the story involves some sort of difficulty with spelling or recalling a memory … More Mechanics and Mingames

Yellow Submarine (1968)

http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/y/yellow-submarine-script-transcript-beatles.html   THOUGHTS WHILST WATCHING: Colourful, peaceful, musical beginning People chilling, being creative, playing, watching and listening to performers “Pepperland is a tickle of joy on the blue belly of the universe. It must be scratched.” The blue creatures attacking the poeple – reminds me of war type behaviour/invaders or an oppressive tyrant Who is … More Yellow Submarine (1968)

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

I first came across this place via a Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthisisinsiderart%2Fvideos%2F465875570249679%2F&show_text=1&width=560 Initially, I asked “who would take me (or go with me)” as a joke however Anna said she would actually like to go due to the relevance to her project. We discussed going there further via Facebook Messenger and I decided to check how … More Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Finding Context – Searching for Stories

Made a reddit account.   Posted into 3 sub reddits: ‘PsychD’ Uni Project from LSD ‘PsychD’ Uni Project from Heavymind ‘PsychD’ Uni Project from Psychonaut   Middle on got removed for some reason (unsure why…)     So, far someone has pointed me out to this site (seems quite useful actually…): https://www.erowid.org/ “Our Mission – … More Finding Context – Searching for Stories

PsychedSubstance YouTube Channel

One great reference point I’ve had from the start of my project is this channel. Since its creation, it has received plenty of positive feedback and soared in terms of views and subscriptions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8V3KNSgDr1Dai77_y8JrQ/about   At some point I plan to contact Adam (channel host) and see I can gain some knowledge, info and inspiration … More PsychedSubstance YouTube Channel

Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley

This is one of the most intense books I’ve ever read purely based on the way my fascination and thoughts constantly cause me to get sidetracked and have to take notes, do some research and think. I’ve read plenty of thicker books in less time than this one (most recent example is the Da Vinci … More Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley

AR Prototype

First step I need to take to in creating my vision is to make sure the AR functionality of Google Cardboard is something I can actually do. A couple tutorials on YouTube helped me along the way (more available here):   Another possible method (without Vuforia – don’t think the tracking is as good though… … More AR Prototype

The Book of Shaders

During my conversation with Jaygo, he mentioned using the book of shaders to come up with and explore ideas related to interactive design and creating an experience that allows users to be truly involved with my creation.       Snippets from the about page:           An artist Jaygo mentioned I … More The Book of Shaders

Interesting Methods of User Input

After my talk with Jaygo, I decided to collect some quick ideas on ways the user could interact with my creation through the use of sensory data:   References if I want to use the Muse: http://www.choosemuse.com/developer-kit/ http://www.choosemuse.com/what-does-muse-measure/   YouTube videos for EEGs: Muse Headset Teardown (technical disassembly and explanation of components and uses) Ariel Garten: … More Interesting Methods of User Input

Formative Feedback

Once I received my feedback, I decided to follow up some of points made directly after. Below are some of the things I came across:   Recording of Formative Feedback Session Talk with Jaygo   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Harper Perennial Modern Classics As I’ve experienced with The Da Vinci Code, it’s … More Formative Feedback

Revolution Exhibtion

  Absolutely mind blowing – best decision I’ve made for this project. I may visit this exhibition purely because I was in a rush this time round and I’d like more time to draw and sketches of some of the things I saw – and because I thought it was a really great exhibition/experience overall. … More Revolution Exhibtion