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VR space at Art Pluriverse Textile Month

Vernissage & Finissage in a VR space | Art Pluriverse 2020

The VR public experience is a Virtual Environment specially designed to host the main events of the Art Pluriverse. It is the collaborative outcome of a digital design workshop that took place within the framework of the academic course “Spatial Representations II”, taught by Iason Pantazis at the Architecture School of the University of Ioannina in Greece. The workshop acted primarily as a vehicle to explore spatial design and the ways that architectural representations manifest space through digital media by extensive research on the form and semantics of the symbols and motifs that are featured on traditional Balkan textiles. 

Following the creation of a digital archive based on the meaning and shape grammar of the symbols, the participants created dipoles which then were used to experiment on the design of avatars, patterns and spaces that populated the VR Meeting Space. The outcome of the workshop forms a strong commentary on the contemporary perception of digital public experience through the creation of a virtual environment bearing spatial qualities capable to instigate the notion of place at the visitors of the exhibition.

VR design supervisor: Iason Pantazis

Students: Sofia Kalakou, Maria Patmanidou, Anna Gkoufa, Vasilios Dimos, Athanasios Kokkalis, Despina Kritikou, Evangelos Ntaflos, Maria Mparlou, Antonia Papavasileiou, Ioannis Papageorgiou, Ileana Pantazopoulou, Vasiliki Spiliopoulou, Elisavet Tsatsaroni, Ioannis Mavrogonatos, Ioannis Efthimiadis, Dimitrios Tsoumanis.

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