Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Osmose (1995) - Char Davies - 16 min.
Osmose (1995) - Char Davies - 16 min.
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Immersence
Ephémère (1998) - Char Davies - 16 min.
Ephémère (1998) - Char Davies - 16 min.
Published: 2014/06/04
Channel: Immersence
OSMOSE // EPHEMERE
OSMOSE // EPHEMERE
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: Jasper Stevens
Charlotte Davies - Éphémère, Responsive Environment  1998
Charlotte Davies - Éphémère, Responsive Environment 1998
Published: 2009/06/19
Channel: MediaArtTube
Char Davies (February 11, 2004)
Char Davies (February 11, 2004)
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: SCI-Arc Media Archive
Saving our children by checking the obvious: Charlotte Davies at TEDxWarwickSalon (Women)
Saving our children by checking the obvious: Charlotte Davies at TEDxWarwickSalon (Women)
Published: 2013/12/02
Channel: TEDx Talks
charlotte davies
charlotte davies
Published: 2011/01/08
Channel: CXSWWALES
Charlotte davies falling in school
Charlotte davies falling in school
Published: 2007/11/19
Channel: BethyBabiie
Charlie bit my finger - again !
Charlie bit my finger - again !
Published: 2007/05/22
Channel: HDCYT
GAME of DRONES - IMMERSIVE 360° VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO GAME
GAME of DRONES - IMMERSIVE 360° VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO GAME
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: the Flipside
Quad Squad | 360 Virtual Reality Trampoline Experience with the Flipside All Stars
Quad Squad | 360 Virtual Reality Trampoline Experience with the Flipside All Stars
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: the Flipside
Our first immersive 360 VR Video!!  Look around!
Our first immersive 360 VR Video!! Look around!
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: the Flipside
High Society Movie,  Erik Davies , Stephanie Davies
High Society Movie, Erik Davies , Stephanie Davies
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: Gordon Vasquez
Fishing - Free Spirit Fishing in Thailand (Full)
Fishing - Free Spirit Fishing in Thailand (Full)
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: freespiritfishing
Choreography Year 2 - Hayian
Choreography Year 2 - Hayian
Published: 2014/02/01
Channel: Char Wall
Charlotte Davies
Charlotte Davies
Published: 2007/05/11
Channel: kellyfrost665
2010/12/30 - Driftwood Char Bar - Willie Murphy "TV Mama"
2010/12/30 - Driftwood Char Bar - Willie Murphy "TV Mama"
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Brad Davies
Dive In
Dive In
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: Annie WY cheng
Fear of Heights - Virtual Reality Animal Rescue (360° Video)
Fear of Heights - Virtual Reality Animal Rescue (360° Video)
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: the Flipside
Choreography Year 2 - Tia Davies
Choreography Year 2 - Tia Davies' Piece
Published: 2014/09/22
Channel: Char Wall
Drones are Awesome ~ 360 VR Flight Test ~ 360 VIDEO s8 rift gameplay software overview 2016
Drones are Awesome ~ 360 VR Flight Test ~ 360 VIDEO s8 rift gameplay software overview 2016
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: the Flipside
Bub saying Char
Bub saying Char
Published: 2013/02/26
Channel: Charleea Davis
Op Omid Char Ends 26.11.10
Op Omid Char Ends 26.11.10
Published: 2010/11/29
Channel: Forces TV
Scared char-tless part 3
Scared char-tless part 3
Published: 2012/11/15
Channel: Kiel Davis
Journey
Journey
Published: 2011/05/15
Channel: Josebttf
January 15, 2017
January 15, 2017
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: char davis
Miles Davis - Time After Time (Live 1985)
Miles Davis - Time After Time (Live 1985)
Published: 2010/01/28
Channel: SophyaAgain
Char Davis - My participation with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Char Davis - My participation with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Published: 2009/04/21
Channel: Jyu524
ISEA - Faux Pas.mov
ISEA - Faux Pas.mov
Published: 2011/01/31
Channel: newmediastudies
Char Engen at Baystock 1995
Char Engen at Baystock 1995
Published: 2015/02/14
Channel: Baystocklightshow
My Updated Psa Charizard Collection
My Updated Psa Charizard Collection
Published: 2017/12/08
Channel: The Charizard Network
Color Factory- Char
Color Factory- Char's BDay
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: Grace Davies
Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella - Divas Championship Match: Raw, Sept. 14, 2015
Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella - Divas Championship Match: Raw, Sept. 14, 2015
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: WWE
Bette Davis Eyes (cover version). Char and Miles
Bette Davis Eyes (cover version). Char and Miles
Published: 2014/01/11
Channel: Miles
Alisha Bonaobra: The Talented Filipina SMASHES Her Act | 6 Chair Challenge | The X Factor UK 2017
Alisha Bonaobra: The Talented Filipina SMASHES Her Act | 6 Chair Challenge | The X Factor UK 2017
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: Talent Recap
Choreography Year 2 - Emily Marriott
Choreography Year 2 - Emily Marriott's Piece
Published: 2014/11/27
Channel: Char Wall
Helter Skelter 2004
Helter Skelter 2004
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Proyeccion Pictures
Power Rangers Dino Charge - Character Profiles
Power Rangers Dino Charge - Character Profiles
Published: 2014/12/23
Channel: Neo-Saban Power Rangers
char birch vs shayne ward filmed by steve davis
char birch vs shayne ward filmed by steve davis
Published: 2006/07/13
Channel: CrazySteve157
Choreography Year 2 - Kirsty Sykes
Choreography Year 2 - Kirsty Sykes' Piece
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: Char Wall
Choreography Year 2 - Kirsty Sykes
Choreography Year 2 - Kirsty Sykes' Piece
Published: 2014/09/22
Channel: Char Wall
Gary & Charlotte | The Road
Gary & Charlotte | The Road
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Love Chaz
Jackie n char
Jackie n char
Published: 2012/09/05
Channel: Glenn Davis
Portals: Humanizing Conflicts Around the World
Portals: Humanizing Conflicts Around the World
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: zombieANNIHLATOR115
Patrick William Charlton Vines
Patrick William Charlton Vines
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Swain
Chet Baker - Almost blue
Chet Baker - Almost blue
Published: 2009/01/06
Channel: Sweetydu972M
JUST TATTOO OF US 101 | TATTOO REVEAL: SLUT STAMP | MTV UK
JUST TATTOO OF US 101 | TATTOO REVEAL: SLUT STAMP | MTV UK
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: MTV International
It Ain
It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Rangi Ram & Muhammad "Dance of Love"
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Seann Paurini
Osmose over cellemembran i vandpest
Osmose over cellemembran i vandpest
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Big Bimse
Leo & Char
Leo & Char's First Dance 2010
Published: 2010/08/10
Channel: Francesca Davies
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Char Davies
Char Davies 1983
Born Charlotte Davies
1954
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education

Bennington College, 1973-1975

University of Victoria, BFA, 1978
Notable work

Osmose, 1995

Éphémère, 1998
Style Immersive Virtual Reality

Char Davies (born 1954) is a Canadian contemporary artist known for creating immersive virtual reality (VR) artworks. A founding director of Softimage, Co,[1] she is considered a world leader in the field of virtual reality[2] and a pioneer of bio-feedback VR.[3]

Life and Early Work[edit]

Davies was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She studied liberal arts at Bennington College in Vermont, focusing on philosophy, religion, anthropology and biology for three years from 1973 to 1975.[4] She transferred to the University of Victoria (UVic) and received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978.[1] After leaving UVic, she made a living for a while painting portraits of loggers and trees on Vancouver Island. The experience of watching the loggers, who mostly enjoyed nature, destroy things they loved had a profound influence on her own later work.[5]

Since Davies was originally a painter, her early forays into virtual art were characterized by a "painterly style."[6] Her own style developed her own created symbolic language and sense of aesthetics.[4] As early as the 1980s, Davies was looking into computer technology and 3D virtual spaces.[4] In 1983, she was inspired by computer animations, and felt that computer art might help her capture images that could go beyond painting.[7]

Her Interior Body Series (1990-1993) was a collection of 3D still images, exploring the possibilities of how art can be viewed in virtual space.[8] The Interior Body Series was shown internationally and won an Ars Electronica Distinction in 1994.[9]

Davies is a scuba diver, and some of her underwater experiences have influenced her art.[7] Much of her inspiration for creating VR work like Osmose came from a time when she and fellow divers were waiting to encounter sharks. While in the water, she felt that she could "slip into an altered state of consciousness."[7]

In 2002, her alma mater the University of Victoria awarded Davies an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts for her contributions to the field of media art.[4]

In 2005, Davies earned a doctorate from Plymouth University for her PhD dissertation about the "philosophical underpinnings of her own art practice".[4]

Davies is based in rural Québec and San Francisco.[6]

Virtual Reality Art[edit]

In 1993, Davies began exploring virtual reality as an arena for art that questions our habitual perceptions about nature and "being", and affirms our embodiment in the world. Davies feels that virtual reality can be used to "examine our perceptions of the world" and allow people to have philosophical experiences within the virtual space.[2] Virtual reality is also a way for Davies to extend the concept of art, where a two-dimensional painting is able to be extended through technology into a three-dimensional space which can be explored and invite interaction.[10] Visual components of the VR space are created not through traditional methods, but rather by algorithms and transparency maps; it is the unique and creative way that Davies combines customized programming that make her work unique.[4] Davies emphasizes that it is important to understand that her work is dependent on the team who help her bring her digital art to life.[11] She also stresses that her work also has deep connections to her beginnings as a painter, especially in regards to her sense of color.[5]

Davies created an immersive virtual environment in Osmose (1995), integrating 3D visual elements and spatially localized sound with interaction based on breath and balance.[12] It was first exhibited in Montreal in 1995 at the Sixth International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA).[13] Osmose challenged an immersant's (Davies' preferred term for viewer) notions of space and explored the "porous borders between lived experience and virtual experience."[14] Osmose had a Cartesian 3D grid that the immersant would be able to travel through and "visit" twelve different world-spaces based on "metaphorical aspects of nature."[14] An immersant entered the world of Osmose by wearing a Division head-mounted display and breath was measured though Polhemus motion sensors.[15] The world is generated by an SGI Supercomputer.[10] Breathing itself became the "motor" for the immersant to move through the virtual environment.[14] Breathing out causes the immersant to feel as if they are sinking and breathing in causes them to have the sensation of floating up.[2] Leaning one way or another gently causes the immersant to change direction.[10] This biofeedback method of navigating Osmose was developed because Davies wanted to "reaffirm the priority of 'being in the world' compared with 'doing' things in it or to it."[13] Davies spent many years researching light and space before creating Osmose.[14] Davies had some help to realize her vision for Osmose, John Harrison to create the VR subsystem and Georges Mauro to create the models and textures for the virtual objects.[15] Mauro worked from references provided by Davies' art. Overall, Davies emphasized that the "creative process was exploitative, improvisational, and intuitive."[15]

Osmose was followed by Ephémère in 1998, expanding on the concept of the virtual world as art, and adding temporal elements (day/night cycles) to the piece.[8] Davies describes both works, saying, "I see [them] as a means of return, i.e., of facilitating a temporary release from our habitual perceptions and culturally-biased assumptions about being in the world, to enable us, however momentarily, to perceive ourselves and the world around us freshly."[16] Ephémère allows the immersant to go inside of objects and see them from the inside-out.[2] As immersants interact with the world, they cause things to happen by gazing at objects like seeds, which causes them to grow.[10]

She has created in new media, and immersive virtual space as an "experiential spatial-temporal arena' for de-habituating, or de-automatizing, our everyday perception."[17]

Software Development[edit]

She was a founding director of the 3D CG software company Softimage, its first vice-president (1988–1994) and director of visual research (1994–1997).[1]

In 1998, she founded Immersence, Inc. to develop and share software for the creation of 3D virtual environments.[1] Immersence, Inc is also a "vehicle for pursuing her artistic research."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Char Davies". Daniel Langlois Foundation. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Harbant, Gill (10 December 2003). "Natural Breathing Space". Herald Sun (Melbourne). Retrieved 21 May 2015 – via Newspaper Source. 
  3. ^ Bowen, Jonathan P.; Keene, Suzanne; Ng, Kia (2013-09-07). Electronic Visualisation in Arts and Culture. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 112. ISBN 9781447154068. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f McRobert, Laurie (2007). "Introduction". Char Davies's Immersive Virtual Art and the Essence of Spatiality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 3–10. ISBN 9780802090942. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "A Natural Dimension". The Age. 5 January 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Biography". Immersence. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c Davis, Erik (August 1996). "Osmose". Wired. 4 (8). Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Popper, Frank (2007). From Technological to Virtual Art. MIT Press. pp. 190–197. 
  9. ^ a b "Char Davies". Les Femmes Artistes du Canada / Women Artists in Canada. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  10. ^ a b c d Davies, Char (5 October 1999). "As If Virtual Reality Can Take Us Someplace Very...Real". Forbes: 161. Retrieved 21 May 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ McRobert, Laurie (2007). "The Dynamics of Immersive Virtual Art". Char Davies' Immersive Virtual Art and the Essence of Spatiality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 11–15. ISBN 9780802090942. 
  12. ^ Immersence - Char Davies - Osmose
  13. ^ a b Gatti, Gianna Maria. "Osmose by Char Davies" (PDF). From The Technological Herbarium. translated from Italian by Alan N. Shapiro. NOEM.lab. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c d Nelson, Cami (June 2009). "From Sfumato to Transarchitectures and Osmose: Leonardo Da Vinci's Virtual Reality". Leonardo. 42 (3): 259–264. ISSN 0024-094X. Retrieved 21 May 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ a b c Porter, Stephen (October 1996). "A Strange and Wonderful Journey into VR". Computer Graphics World. 19 (10). Retrieved 21 May 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  16. ^ Malpas, Jaff (2011). The Place of Landscape. MIT Press. pp. 19–22, 26. 
  17. ^ "Technology at the Service of Art." Nick Bailey interview with Char Davies. Translated from the Dutch Creatie, Vol. 9 (3), June 2012, Susanne van Nierop, ed. pp. 44-47, illus.

External links[edit]

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license