Mind at Large documentation

Documentation of Mind at Large, a collaboration with Reilly Donovan and Benjamin Van Citters. Initially shown in Seattle in 2018 at Interstitial Gallery, later shown at Currents New Media festival.

Mind at Large is the concept Aldous Huxley presents in The Doors of Perception, arguing that certain experiences disable the filter of consciousness and allow for an enlarged perception of reality. Taking this as a point of departure, the installation emphasizes the role perception plays in our understanding of the physical, the virtual, and the difference between the two. To this end the exhibition references the Cornell Box, a standardized 3D environment used to test the ability of a software rendering engine to emulate the real world. In addition objects, sounds, and symbols derived from Huxley’s book are embedded in a haptic feedback virtual reality environment that includes tangible objects with which to interact.

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