Experience CONNECTION at the 3rd annual 3D Web Fest
The third annual 3D Web Fest is a fundraiser benefiting non-profit CODAME ART+TECH whose mission is to embrace innovation through creativity, play, and collaboration between companies, artists and technologists, building immersive, engaging, out of the ordinary experiences.
How do you describe your piece for the 3D Web Fest?
Why are the 3D Web and WebGL exciting to you?
Eve: ‘Anxiety Brain’ is a chance to step inside the mind of an anxious artist, explore her thoughts, and silence them one-by-one. The 360 visuals and spatialize sound invite online users to explore the 3D space. The 6 looping thoughts are sung as a harmonious 6-part acapella harmony. Each thought is accompanied by custom background musical tracks and a looping animation. The entire piece is a collaboration between myself and Aaron Montoya.
Marpi: Two years in a row I launched my new projects at 3DWebFest. It’s always been a great crowd. In both cases I was able to put together vast 3D environments, with music scores made by my friends, creating full audiovisual pieces. This year I will hopefully present a complete ‘music album’. But yep, it will still be 3D 😃
Eve: The web is the easiest way to reach the most people. It’s arguably one of the more democratic entertainment platforms, barring the issues with ensuring net neutrality. As the web becomes for ubiquitous, the graphics also improve at an amazing pace. WebGL allows for better graphics to render faster, even to a mobile device.
Phones will be the #1 most used augmented reality devices, so the graphics have to be good!
Eve, you volunteered for the festival last year, and now you’re returning as an artist. What made you take the leap from volunteer to performer?
Marpi: I am of course a huge fan of 3D, WebGL, whatever gives me the depth I can ‘sculpt’ in, but I think the web aspect is the interesting part — the way we have blurred the lines between apps and web and fragmented the technology into the internet of things — we can reach anyone, everywhere, and connect them together in a virtual space. And then there’s WebVR, WebAR, and a whole range of exciting upcoming technologies, in the future we’ll be able to visit all the 3D worlds via a URL.
And this future is not that far away.
Marpi, who are you looking forward to seeing this year?
I saw the amazing work last year and had two thoughts, “I have a piece that would show well on this giant stage!’ And “Why are there no women up there?”. This year I submitted my piece and now I’m excited to share it!
I’m a big fan of Matt DesLauriers’ work, and I’m looking forward to finally showing him around California. I’ve been following Nick Sheltron diving more into his SDF shaders for a while, I’m super curious what crazy audio-visual thing he’s been working on. I’ve met Eve Weinberg couple years ago, it’s been great seeing her progress. And I’m super happy to do another show with Yağız Mungan and hopefully his 3D AI Illy.
Eve Weinberg is an Interaction Designer II at frog design in San Francisco. She has been animating and designing for over a decade and loves telling stories with animation and interactivity. She has directed graphics for documentaries that can be seen on Netflix and acted as creative director for several startups.
Marpi is a technical and creative developer with a background in art, technology, and live performance. He uses code for building 3D worlds, immersive experiences, and storytelling in style and difference. His work spans across digital installations, virtual reality, music visualization, projections and experiential web.
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