Posted August 21, 2018 10:15AM PDTIt’s not every day you get to be the next big thing in virtual reality (VR).
But that’s exactly what happened to New York City-based artist, designer, and VR enthusiast Alex Nix who was awarded the prestigious 2018 Art of Virtual Reality prize at the Art Institute of Chicago.
“I didn’t even know what VR was before this,” Nix told The Huffington Post.
“I think it’s so important to understand the history of this technology, especially as it’s now being put to work on a whole new generation of things that we haven’t seen yet.”
Nix won the Art of VR prize, given annually to the world’s best work of VR, for his latest piece, titled The Virtual Bong.
“It’s a kind of weird, psychedelic, surrealist bong that goes into the head, but is completely virtual,” he explained.
“It’s kind of like an augmented reality game, but the bong is actually made of actual bong wax.
I call it a ‘virtual bong.'””
I wanted to use VR to capture the real thing and put it into the world,” Nusson continued.
“But in the process, it kind of became a virtual reality game.”NIX’S VISIONARY VR ARTWORK The Virtual Bubble (2017) was an abstract painting by Nix in which a bubble is projected onto a digital image of a human body.
The virtual bong represents the user, who has been suspended in a bubble of bubbles, and who is suspended on a floating platform, like a bong-filled virtual reality avatar.
The artist’s use of a floating bong was inspired by the concept of “motor-assisted virtual reality,” a term coined by Japanese futurist Takahiro Fukuda to describe how a person can experience virtual reality.
The Floating Bubble is Nix’s latest work, a collaboration with the virtual reality studio Oculus VR.
In the painting, a user is suspended in the bongs-filled bong of The Floating Bubble, which is a virtual version of a virtual world.
The Bubble (2016) is an abstract work by NIX that uses a floating virtual bongs as a virtual-reality avatar, created by the company VRSolutions.
In this work, Nix created a virtual avatar of himself that is suspended, floating in a bongs bong.
The Virtual Bongs (2016, 2018) is a work by the virtual-visionary artist and illustrator Alex Nussons first foray into virtual reality art.
The work, called The Virtual Bubbles (2016), depicts a floating bubble that is projected into a digital model of a person.
The virtual bubble is used to convey the sense of floating around in a virtual environment, and the virtual bons use a floating shape that resembles a bons head.
The bubble also functions as a kind the virtual avatar’s hand, which moves around as the bubble moves around.
The bongs bubble is then projected onto the virtual image.
The bubble is designed to represent the user’s hand as it is in VR.
The user can then “use” the bons hand to move around the bums bongs.
The Bubble (2018) is based on Nixs work from the same year.
In both works, the bubbles are made from a liquid bongs wax, which Nix calls “the same bongs that I used in my original paintings.”
The Bubble and The Floating Bubbles were both exhibited in October at the VRL Museum, a museum dedicated to the art of VR.
Nix won a grand prize for his work, which was awarded to the best work in virtual-realistic art.
He was also awarded a lifetime achievement award from the VRC, a national organization dedicated to bringing VR to people.
“As a young artist who grew up playing video games and seeing them on the big screen, I never really expected to see anything like this,” he told The Daily Beast.
“That’s one of the great things about VR — you can go anywhere and get anything that’s in your VR.”