I Am Afraid

I Am Afraid is a networked virtual reality application (currently for the Daydream platform) where multiple people can create interactive sound sculptures using their own voice.

Words are recorded and rendered as textual objects in the environment. Non-word sounds can also be recorded and are represented as abstract paper ball-like objects. The word objects can be played back through touch at any speed, direction, position. Paper balls loop their sounds when touched.

Custom loops through words and paper balls can be drawn, recorded, and played back, creating a layered soundscape that evolves dynamically through interactive and collaborative actions.

The application can be used for voice and sound exploration/composition, and performance.



Dual is a virtual reality dance performance where two dancers (Maria Lantin and Ken Perlin) create visuals and sounds for an audience. The dancers’ location and head orientation are tracked with a motion capture system. A controller held in one hand is also tracked.

The dancers see a different view of the world than that generated for the audience. The dancers’ view contains stage cues as well as movement guides for certain triggered events during the performance. The dancers see each other as oriented avatar heads with one tracked hand. The audience see┬áthe dancers as representations of black holes circling each other.