I drew some garden flowers in Virtual Reality and shared a Poly link (updated) on Twitter: inviting the public to remix, or add to the VR Garden. A friend tried to warn me that it was a poor idea. He was certain that I would receive the world's worst reaction, (and proceeded to explain how swastikas and penises will over take the garden). Instead, I saw humanity growing better together. Globally, people are socially drawing a more beautiful world together. VR Garden has become a platform for human connection, inclusion, and empathy, as well as climate justice, and wellness.
I made new friends around the world with Tilt Brush Remix! First, Cordula Hansen added a woodland stream with ferns, lily-of-the-valley, and other white flowers. Then, Iva Leon added butterflies, Jerad Bitner added pansies, and Ali Bahremand completely remixed it all-together! More people, including visitors at Better World Museum, also contributed to the VR Garden. During one visit, 90 year old Holocaust Survivor, Author, and Artist, Dr. Robert O. Fisch tried out Tilt Brush. He added various lines creating some misty movement around a hummingbird.
Photos: TEDx Minneapolis, Made Here, & Jump Into VR Fest
VR Public Garden, TiltBrush in Oculus. Projected at TEDxMinneapolis, and XR/Mixed Reality Community Garden Murals included in FUTURE Made Here. VR Garden was also performed live at the Opening Party of Jump Into VR Fest, NYC. Paige Dansinger, 2017
Video: TEDX Projection (edited)
VR Garden really does connect people!
Iva Leon and I have also drawn together in Facebook Spaces. Last week we even met in real life in Los Angeles, California! Drawing a VR Garden with the public has had some awesome results so far!! I'd like to have people in several museums simultaneously draw a VR Garden; and be able to share flowers with each other from around the world in live-time; including people of every race, culture, gender, and economic diversity. VR Garden contributes to a better world.