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VVVR

VVVR (Visual Voice Virtual Reality) is a voice controlled tool for self exploration and well being. It combines virtual reality and audio effects to temporarily free the mind from language and cultivate awareness of the present moment.

Visual Voice Virtual Reality

Prototyped at the Convergence Residency
Banff Centre for the Arts
Alberta, Canada 

VVVR (Visual Voice Virtual Reality) is a voice-controlled tool for self-exploration and well being. It combines virtual reality and audio effects to temporarily free the mind from language and cultivate awareness of the present moment.

In VVVR, two people sit across from one another and are represented in the virtual space with corresponding avatars. When either person makes sound, it is translated into glowing geometry that flows from their mouth. The vocal audio is harmonically processed and fed back through the headphones. Its texture and volume determine the look and behavior of the flowing objects. The experience is immersive, entrancing, and uniquely playful. Users report many therapeutic benefits, including reduced social anxiety, relaxation, and elevated mood.

Documentary directed by Anna Kuo and Cooper Vacheron

Exhibition Record

2019
VVVR @ Google I/O. Mountain View, CA
VVVR @ Campus en festival. University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France
VVVR @ Battery Sparked. The Battery, San Francisco, CA

2018
VVVR @ Open City Documentary Festival. University College, London
VVVR @ Festival Zero 1. Centre Intermondes. La Rochelle, France
VVVR @ Wired Cafe. Consumer Electronics Expo. Las Vegas, NV

2017
VVVR @ Vulnerability: The Space Between. Young Projects. Los Angeles, CA
VVVR @ Field of View. San Francisco Exploratorium. San Francisco, CA
VVVR @ Glas Animation Festival. Ghosting TV VR Showcase. Oakland, CA

2016
VVVR @ The David Lynch Festival of Disruption. Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
VVVR @ Sunset Campout. Belden Town, CA
VVVR @ The San Francisco Film Festival. Gray Area, San Francisco, CA
VVVR @ The Gray Area Festival. Gray Area, San Francisco, CA
VVVR @ Convergence Residency Showcase. Banff Centre for Arts Banff, Canada