The Awakening of the Lotus Gorgon The Gorgon is a symbol of wisdom, of feminine power. In this #trisolar system, the Lotus Gorgon consumes ideas which float through the ether, bringing her ideas and wisdom. We discover this process in progress, and I don’t yet know what new powers the Gorgon will embody, nor what she will do. I may
J-Walt’s creates Lucid Dreamscapes in performance, creating fantastic worlds that he controls in real-time! It’s a theatrical experience, a shared virtual reality that brings audiences on a visual musical odyssey. Here’s the latest video which demonstrates these performances.
Winter Revelation: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! The winter sun hangs low. It’s a somber season on any planet. We match our time to the frozen flow. The stillness and the quiet are a prelude to transformation. Designed and performed in real-time in my own game engine. Increased the crystal count for render. I composed the music to match the
Harvest Spirits 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! A herd of Harvest Spirit animals makes its annual pilgrimage through a magical forest, sharing gifts of bounty along the way. I could watch these creatures run for hours… and I have! I created and performed this in my real-time system. I choreographed the movement to my own music, a re-imagining of
City of Dreams 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Real-time creation of a futuristic city! Watch as I create a 3D cityscape and explore the new space. You can see my sparkly cursor moving around draw the futuristic buildings. This is a brief excerpt from a show I perform live. I performed something like this last weekend, though I evolved
Happy Halloween! Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Live world creation! Join me as I create a 3D Halloween World inside a Jack-o-Lantern! This is a brief excerpt from a show I perform live. You can see my sparkly cursor moving around as I carve the pumpkin, draw the landscape, grow spooky trees, grow corn from candy, and puppet a ghostly
Atrium Caelum: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! A glimpse into a complex organic network, pulsing to a cosmic heartbeat. The atrium caelum (“heaven chamber”) is made of light and flows with energy. I created this scene and music, which inspired me to kick off the Lucid Dreamscape project. I hope someday to expand on this scene, and to demonstrate the
Forest Traffic: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! I’ve created some generative creatures which live in this little forest that I drew for them. They each have their own character, depending on the parameters I give them. I like to watch them run, and I also like to watch them run into each other! I designed and rendered this scene in
Fluorite Farm: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! A landscape that rolls with waves growing a crop of shifting cubic crystals, like fluorite or pyrite. This idea evolved from the plan to demonstrate a landscape that shifts and changes. The overall scenario emerged from that. It’s an example of my process that does not include a verbal script or a storyboard.
Genetic Mainspring: Lucid Dreamscape of the week! “Genetic Mainspring” is a piece that I have performed many times live in my planetarium concerts. It’s an imagining of how long-chain molecules dance and play to the tick-tock of a clock. Is this how organic molecules dance when we’re not looking? Another way of perceiving this piece is how I “dance about
Fractal Networking: Lucid Dreamscape of the week! A branching fractal network. Only an extensive tour of a fractal geometry can give you the idea of its true dimension. This is just a brief glimpse. Notice that in this fractal there is far more empty space than filled space. I use this metaphor to describe how technology has branches, but most
Fantasy in 360: Instant World #937 Lucid Dreamscape of the week! Infinity can fit into small places. There is no limit to how small or deep or detailed we can get. Each choice is another dimension to explore. In this sketch, I’m demonstrating some techniques I’ve invented to create a little world within a arabesque sphere. I’m drawing the matrix,
Happy 4th of July! A transformative sketch for this week’s holiday! Fireworks transform into dandelions! Joy spreads like weeds! A tip of the hat to composers Sousa and Ives, for the inspiration for the “Stars and Stripes Trance” idea that you can hear toward the end. Be safe and sane with your psychedelic and explosive adventures! This is a recording
For this week’s sketch, I’m using my technique for sketching a human figure and immediately bringing it to life. We join the little fellow on his journey through a world that I continue to create around him. This is just a short introduction to a longer world-building piece, with the sketched figure being the main character exploring the new world.
Fantasy World in 360: “Bliss of the Infinite Mind” For this week’s sketch, I took inspiration from Escher and visionary art. I created a hyper-dimensional journey, a fragment of infinity. Each box and pairs of heads smaller and smaller, cascading in an endless sequence. Boxes within boxes, windows into minds contemplating reflections and an infinity of scale. It’s a construction
For this week’s 360 video sketch, I’m demonstrating some hand-crafted artisanal fractals! I sculpted, designed, and performed this world in real-time, set to my original music. I’m drawing the trees in the performance while I fly through the world. The trees grow generatively with the duplication of each gestural stroke.
A panoramic still from my weekly video sketch “PaprikaLand”. It’s a twist on the classic “Pepperland” from “The Yellow Submarine” film.
A graphic world for this week’s 360 video sketch. I sculpted, designed, and performed this world in real-time, set to my original music. The graphic inspiration was Pepperland from “The Yellow Submarine”, which still looks fresh 50 years later. The music is my cover of “The Mexican” by the prog-rock band Babe Ruth. The original 1972 track had that groovy guitar
Designed and performed in my real-time system. I flew through space while drawing the spirals, then created the world around them, finishing with another flight down the middle.
My 360 sketch of the week is a field of strawberries with creatures above and below. I had the strawberry stalks before I though to use one of my favorite Beatles songs, “Strawberry Fields Forever”. I quickly made this musical rendition for this movie, which I designed and performed in real-time.
My 360 video sketch for the week ending 4/16/2017 (though completed a day later!) Moths congregate in a secret valley under a full moon to share in the escapades of dancing flowers. Designed, performed, and rendered in my real-time system, with my original music.