Meta Island Beta

More, G 2008, Meta Island Beta, (Creative Work : Digital work).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Meta Island Beta
Author(s) More, G
Year 2008
Type of work Digital work
Outlet Abundant' - Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
Dates 14 September - 23 November 2008
Medium Multimedia Installation
Summary "Research Background

Commissioned by Lucy Turnbull, Abundant explored the idea of architectural abundance and richness in Australia and the capacity of the human imagination. Meta Island Beta presents a hybrid physical/digital installation connecting an abstracted landscape form in real time to a videogame environment. The landscape sculpture has concealed sensing apparatus which establishes the light levels of the gallery space and adjusts the imagery as a real-time response.
More has researched the digital and synthetic environments of videogames where islands have no geology, located in the flatness of an infinite ocean where meta-concepts of game-play and virtual inhabitation inform an island silhouette and land form. In this context an island is a space prior to identity, as in Wu Cheng'en's 1590s tale, Journey to the West. Despite its nominal representation of island geography, Meta Island Beta it is constantly reconfiguring and reforming itself in response to the light levels, presenting a real-time constant reconfiguration of a virtual landform sitting on the horizon of an ocean.

Contribution and Significance
The Meta Island Beta project was developed for Strangely Familiar [working title], the third in a series of exhibitions by artists and designers from RMIT University and the University of South Australia. These exhibitions provide an opportunity to profile experimental, interactive and evolving design process research. It was subsequently selected for the biennale."
Subject Architectural Design
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