Debuting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, US, on Wednesday 9th December 2015, will be a virtual reality (VR) art installation titled Between Lands. Created by Secret Portal, the VR experience will be on display for one night only to coincide with Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights.
Between Lands has been designed as a cooperative room-scale experience in which one person using a HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) partners with another visitor not in VR to illuminate physical sculptures in the exhibit. The video below is a early version of the project, with the final display piece being polished up.
Secret Portal consists of a number of videogame industry staff including Mike Mandel, a programmer/designer at Harmonix. Mandel is currently the lead programmer on Harmonix Music VR. He is also joined by 3 Harmonix artists that are contributing to this project along with some musicians.
The VR art installation will be running from 5:00pm – 5:30pm in the Trustee Room (Meeting Room 325). Admission is free but a ticket will be required.
Tickets are available at the New Center table in Shapiro Family Courtyard starting at 4:30 pm, and availability is limited. If you’re interested tickets can be reserved in advance here.
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