The digital revolution has changed the way we create and perceive art but, until now, the revolution hasn’t been more than relative scribblings on a cave wall. Thankfully, emerging technologies are now changing the way that we see works of art, both figuratively and literally.
Google has just redefined the boundaries of emerging art technologies. The ‘Tilt Brush’ App allows you to create three dimensional art from the comfort of your own home, without the need for any complicated blueprints or fancy equipment (apart from a virtual reality headset and Touch controllers).
Effortlessly, draw using one hand and control the colours, brushes, and so forth with the other, all whilst simultaneously being immersed in your drawing and moving around within it.
Sharing your art is simple too, either as a still or an animated GIF. Virtual reality has created a new form of art, one that has endless possibilities. In fact, Google has confirmed that there will be a multiplayer feature released soon, but there’s no set date just yet.
Tilt Brush is currently only available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets, but as the App develops it’s likely that it will become more widely available. If you want to see the Tilt Brush in action, without forking out for a virtual reality headset, you can find lots of ‘in action’ videos on Youtube. They’re not a substitute for the actual experience, of course.
For a deeper insight into how virtual reality is taking the world by storm, check out Bill Nye’s new show, ‘Bill Nye Saves The World’ on Netflix. Episode 7 is titled ‘Cheat Codes For Reality’ and in my opinion sums up how Virtual Reality will change the way that we view the world. What better way to start than with art?