Belgrade 19-22 April
Building Generative VR Worlds
Starts at 10:00

20. April

Workshop Tutors


Building Generative VR Worlds

Imagine digital space as an aquarium filled with code generated life. Build landscapes, make them evolve, spawn colorful flora all around, create living creatures roaming the space, sit back and look how it will all unfold. Through the raise of WebVR, we’re standing on the edge of a new layer of internet – a fully virtual network which function is yet to be defined. What if it’s an infinite landscape filled with life? Using generative algorithms we’ll build multiple virtual environments, one for each student, then linked them into a full web and VR connected world, open source and live publicly online.

The workshop will be teaching web technologies: JavaScript, WebGL + WebVR, with Three.js and custom frameworks with a heavy bias towards 3D generative algorithms. When connected under one GitHub repository all the projects will deploy to desktop, mobile, Google Cardboard, Daydream, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. You’ll get to keep your world.

Prior basic coding experience with any coding language, especially JavaScript, is highly recommended, but not necessary.

Workshop Cost: Free

The workshop is realized within the framework of ENCAC – European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation.

Mateusz Marpi Marcinowski is a San Francisco based Technical Director / Creative Developer / Digital Artist currently working at Obscura Digital. His experience spans thirteen years in the industry, including 11 years in digital production environments. Marpi has migrated between different technologies and media, in both the commercial and art worlds; he has been lucky to work with and lead the most passionate and talented people in the industry.

Marpi’s strong prototyping and experimental development skills allow him to create unique visual / sensorial tech experiences. He has both led and been a member of a wide variety of teams, working on projects for clients such as Magic Leap, Google, Microsoft, Salvador Dalí Museum, Qatar Foundation, Li Ka-shing, Disney, Adobe, Nintendo, MTV, Puma, MGM and CNN.

Marpi’s creative work revolves around building 3D worlds, creating immersive Virtual Reality experiences, Interactive Art events, and storytelling in style and difference.His work has been publicly and professionally recognized, receiving nominations and winning several awards including Webby, One Show, Pixel Awards, SXSW Interactive, The FWA (x24), some Golden Lions and .NET Magazine site of the year.
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