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De Anza Planetarium Holiday Performances, December 8

jwaltczyk/ November 30, 2018/ Performances

Time for my end-of-the-year Holiday show! It’s holiday-themed group VR! I’ll be creating and celebrating new virtual worlds in the dome of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. December 8. It has to be experienced to be believed! Tickets are available here!

“Autocosm: Gardens of Thuban”

jwaltczyk/ August 2, 2018/ Blog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUwZY-nKedk In August, 2005, I performed a new work: “Autocosm: Gardens of Thuban”. I consider this one of my breakthrough artworks. I had been developing and presenting my graphic performances for a couple of years prior to this event, and this was a quantum leap for me, technically and creatively. I premiered this piece for the annual SIGGRAPH convention, which was at

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2018/07/06 Lotus Gorgon

jwaltczyk/ July 6, 2018/ Video, Weekly Post

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

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2018/04/16 Arvana on Ruong Shi

jwaltczyk/ April 17, 2018/ Weekly Post

Arvana on Ruong Shi: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! This one took me two weeks instead of one, and I hope it’s worth the extra effort! Arvana is on a mission on Ruong Shi, a planet of precious mystery and ancient wonder. My inspiration for this look comes from Heavy Metal magazine artists such as Moebius and Richard Corben. I

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2017/12/12 Fantasy World in 360: Fractal Christmas Tree

jwaltczyk/ December 12, 2017/ Weekly Post

Fractal Christmas Tree 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! I enjoy the lights and decorations that we erect to fend off the dark and the cold! I also enjoy the branching of pines and the ringing of bells! Enjoy this time of year and be merry with everyone you meet! I created and performed this sketch in my real-time system.

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2017/11/27 Fantasy World in 360: Harvest Spirits

jwaltczyk/ November 27, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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

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2017/09/27 Fantasy World in 360: Rainbow Smokers

jwaltczyk/ September 27, 2017/ Weekly Post

Rainbow Smokers: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Pumping rainbows into the sky, under a Harvest Moon. Transforming the environment to bring bliss into the world. What is needed is bubbling up from below the surface. I started this scene by drawing the pipe structures onto a landscape, and the story of this place emerged before me as I created the

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2017/08/29 Fantasy World in 360: Forest Traffic

jwaltczyk/ August 29, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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

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2017/08/08 Fantasy World in 360: Fluorite Farm

jwaltczyk/ August 8, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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.

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2017/07/25 Fantasy in 360: Fractal Networking

jwaltczyk/ July 25, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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

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2017/07/17 Fantasy in 360: Instant World #937

jwaltczyk/ July 18, 2017/ Uncategorized, Video, Weekly Post

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,

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2017/07/03 Fantasy World 360: “Fireworks Flowers”

jwaltczyk/ July 3, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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

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2017/06/13 Fantasy World in 360: “Cosmic Gardening”

jwaltczyk/ June 13, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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.

2017/05/30 PaprikaLand

jwaltczyk/ June 1, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

A panoramic still from my weekly video sketch “PaprikaLand”. It’s a twist on the classic “Pepperland” from “The Yellow Submarine” film.

2017/05/30 Fantasy 360 World: PaprikaLand

jwaltczyk/ May 30, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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

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2017/05/08 Underwater Fantasy

jwaltczyk/ May 11, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

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.

2017/04/25 Gardener

jwaltczyk/ April 25, 2017/ Weekly Post

A quick concept of a humongous artifact in an lonely world. Flowers trail from the artifact’s base.