Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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LoVR

A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data.

Every second, more than 100,000 chemical reactions take place in your brain. But what does that brain activity look like, and what do all those neurons do when you meet the man or woman of your dreams? LoVR is a four-minute virtual reality experience about the staggering moment that you fall in love. Creator Aaron Bradbury not only wants to show us what the brain does when it’s in love, but he also wants us to feel it. He invites us to float around in virtual reality and slightly lose control, just like it feels when we’re head over heels. By day, Bradbury works at the British National Space Centre as a computer graphics designer for planetarium films. This is reflected in the virtual space journey that LoVR offers. Bradbury built his journey on the basis of an electronic track by John Hopkins titled “Vessel.” Using that music as a leitmotif, he takes us through the poetic storyline of two lovers who find each other’s gaze. He shows us the chemical neural activity that arises – love hormones – and uses data that’s generated by an EEG scan to measure brain activity. In this way, he forges his overwhelming love trip – a poem written in data.

Selected for IDFA 2015 and eligible for the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling and the IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction.

Presented as part of the DocLab: Seamless Reality program by IDFA and De Brakke Grond as an interactive installation from 19-29 November.

Experience LoVR with Google Cardboard here.

LoVR from Aaron Bradbury on Vimeo.

Project details

Year of development :2015
Created by:Aaron Bradbury

Available formats

Official website

http://www.luniere.com/