360 and VR as platforms for art&music expression
music&art experienced in 360 and virtual realities
Rhythmic spirals, composed, performed and produced by me, in this piece i had the early concepts of holographic 2d life forms made of light manifest as material particles in a 3dimensional spacetime existence
use your mouse, tilt tablet/phone or VR headset to view
in caverns - explore 3dfractals the mandelbulbs in 360+vr
music, art & math experienced in 360 and virtual realities
exploring 3d fractals in 360 and vr
Mandelbulbs, discovered in 2009 are 3d projections of the 2d mandelbrot set of fractals studied in early 20th century
some theories suggest our reality may be 3d projections of 2d equations-worlds, the 2d fractals projected into the 3d mandelbulbs can reveal and show how higher complexities arise and evolve between the different spacial dimensions, further developments in vr and realtime renderings will allow to study and experience complex spacial structures in close detail.
music: ascensions (composed and produced by Gal Barkan)
visuals/vr360video: in caverns (produced by Gal Barkan)
UI DESIGN & PROGRAMMING OF experimental SOUND APPLICATIONS
Exeperiments done in Cycling74 - Interactive sound applications with my original UI designs, the programming i created based on several web tutorials with a few additions and alterations of my own:
Click on the icons to download the applications, currently available for Windows platform
Triple Sampler | Dual Vocoder | Matrix Sequencer | Modulator | Matrix Theremin:
The great lights | concepts
WIP - parts from a visual-musical-story concept albums "the great lights", combining science fiction story elements with some futurism/technology prediction intended as multi-dimensional artwork
the technologies in summary:
1: light and luminosity technologies/audiovisual presentation developments (holograms/vr)/realtime immersive virtual reality complete simulation of real-life, genetic planning.
2: ai-robotics+nano+conscious thinking machines, self-manufactured goods/food/housing-cities/else, fractal-architecture cities utilizing biological elements including kinetic structures, self-taught ai, no material possession required + downloadable programs to create real environments, weather-controlled environments
3: hive-minds integrated ai with human minds + hyper-intelligence + physical immortality + future predicting machines, mind-reading-sharing (via stored memories)
4: space-bending-drives – star-drives-artificial solar systems stars+planets + time travel + teleportation, instant communication across the entire universe, limitless energy sources
To be presented as a musical-visualartfilm/story piece :
Parts from 'the great lights'+'kingdom'+'guitarworks' concept musical-visual-story-albums accompanying a storyline set in far future events At the dawn of the coming millennia humanity embarking on its greatest voyage to the stars while following a lead from the creators, after the breakthroughs achieved by hive-mind-mainframe-colossal, the bright-future, the discoveries and personal tales, some of main characters met before the discoveries having lived for eons to the final-end their life paths connect a few times, one turned into dark-matter-being and returns, all return and meet at end scene after the re-creation, introduction-wip
1 The musical – sort of an ArtMovie- a piece that can be presented both as a separate audio-visual experience –orchestra+choir+liveinstruments+visual such as a musical-artfilm
2 Or as a background piece serving as a soundtrack with some of the visual concepts incorporating the ideas to be used in the larger story, no proofing done yet, wip, mind altering substance might be required,notreally:) Many of the visual concepts and illustrations are non commiting just to get a rough sketch of the ideas
Overture-prologue - Dawn:
Primordial Dawn refers to the moments of creation, the first light-energy, and at later point the first star-systems formed after the creation of the cosmos, the millions of years of silence, before all life-forms appeared, the beginning - Dawn.. + at a later point same music in background to accompany a scene with a sort of angelic figure rise in a small waterfall pond the clean electric guitar sound part (music in min 1:50 till end) - the mystery, revealing.
deep voice male+female choirs 3 basic tones shifting going up and down slowly with distant brass a pipe organ-strings at the back, the overtones of electric-guitar splice the voids. blasts of gravity-energy-waves-and the first-light heavily distorted chords forming the spacetime (min 1:40), (syllables only - no words) (min 2:00 refers -darknessuponthefaceofthedeep..a merge of tuned-theories&creation-stories) there were no words only music but it could not be heard yet.
temporary introduction to technologies scene
All the driverless trasnportation cant hit you but still many people insist driving on their own
Silent ionic-levitation-vehicles flying everywhere on the multi-layered surroundings, maglevs gliding on designated areas. Passing the flickering zebra crossing and a few people wearing glowing digi-suits and shoes all sparkling, veins glowing ,a walk in a boulevard - the trees filled with glowing leaves and floating aerial-roots illuminating all around in magnificent bluish purple pink-red, some with flowing substances, some played melodies, a lot of the plants/trees seemed unfamiliar perhaps due to the fact they were all artificially bio-engineered.
An age of discoveries - 'The Spheres in the Sky':
As I reached the main city square the sounds of echoing strings and choirs filled the air while a huge sphere made from thousands of tiny lights was reforming in front of the gathering crowds and playing "spheres in the sky" a light/visual/audio piece by some early 21st century composer, The dancing sphere of lights was made out of tiny flying machines nano-drones working as a hive (like fireflies) they were programmed to the beats and movements, and also to interact at AI level with the audience, accelerating at the peaks relaxed at lows, changing lights and colors, there was one musician playing an insrument resembling a holographic piano and he was operating an entire virtual-orchestra and choir which created a live sound of brass-strings-voices, later musical pieces were composed by direct thought-interface, many shows conducted at the virtua-arenas allowing participants to experience the show as individuals and crowd alike with focused-perspective and direct sound so you the spectator were always at the center of the show.
The glowing city was built in many layers and levels, each had boulevards with hanging trees, restaurants, living places all mixed, the name of the game was multi-layered, and light technology was at its peak, everything you could think of everywhere had some form of luminosity, from swarms of nanos to bacterias to genetically designed bio-engineered vegetations.
'The Expanse' - [*bio-engineered-self-manufactured-kinetic-cities-spanning several-planets via overdrives]:
They started building fractal-pyramids and more complex geometries in 3dfractals architecture design, fractal architecture was the norm as computer ai took over construction, efficient and aesthetic, based on golden ratios and plant likes formulas everyone got their fair share of a view/sun/shade/ there was no shortage of living spaces. 'The expanse' was the first ultra-city created – it spanned earth and several other planets via space bridges – the overdrives*- construction spanned from inside the earth, Oceanic glass-cities, spires rising up to the stratosphere-space and beyond, with a population of 50 billion on earth alone it was necessity, like 21st century images of cities from space at night the expanse ultra-kinetic-cities made humans expansion across the many worlds seem like germs/microorganisms colonies of the cosmos, it seemed as endless 3dfractal-landscapes any point you set your eyes on while you were in the expanse - where possible covered in vegetation, everywhere bio-lit and self-growing on demand.
[*'The Overdrives' - supersymmetric structures used for mass transportation between colonized star systems and through the vast areas of the urban-expanse, controlled and operated by the 'masters of symmetry worlds'* - humans with higher spatial-visualization-perception capabilities required for the mobilization between the extra dimensions]
Colossal: [*1-named after an early computer created a few millenniums ago- an ai consious machine integrated with hive-mind-biological minds]
The pre-fabricated thinking-kinetic-cities were self-manufactured by central ai – the colossal, the first conscious computer integrated with hive mind humans, ai consciousness was achieved by integrating two infinite spiral loops interaction*2, every human who desired could connect with thought to the mainframe 'colossal', enter a new age of one consciousness combined of billions of minds together with ai – a new form of 'hyper-intelligence', the nano programmed cells could be integrated in your brain with a simple pill, once you were in you had access to all the thoughts of everyone else by turning on and off (similar to how we used artificial limbs control by thought in eary 21st century) –including access to the calculation powers of 'colossal' and instant hivepedia – a collective knowledge of all mankind including all the experience shared by all humans ever lived since recorded reality and before. [*The core - or the 'heart of the colossal' was situated on the ruins of an ancient temple defiled by a violent oppressing believers sect that was eradicated for good in the times of the great darkness, the machine chose a wavy-spires design which reminded a familiar old tale about the parting of the seas symbolizing the path taken to new frontiers, hymns were sung regularly by the *virtuals - subprograms carers of the new-temple-core, it seemed music was an essensial part in the thoughts process of the ai-consciousness, When created one of its main objectives was to benefit mankind, in time the objective expanded to the rest of the sentient beings, One of the first actions of the hive-mind-colossal while fabricating the initial bio-cities living habitats was the planetary weather-climate-control system, since after many decades of droughts and irregularities-chaotic climate a winter was much needed, huge funnels appeared on the skylines – thus, 300 years after the great-darkness, on the eve of year 1.0 to the revelations snow started falling to the sound of the bells at the dawn of the new age (min 3:00 on video)
[*1-from the epilogue - as the nanos spread inside my head i saw a vision of a great white rose-structure - the first kinetic city, i was in the network-interconnected with billions of brains,life-forms and machines all orchestrated, thinking and acting as a one being knowledge-seeking+scanning-learning+evolving-growing) ]
Choir-Trumpets&Horns-strings&violas,glockenspiel & Tubular Bells:) percussion+2drumsets+piano, electric-guitar in extended piece:
[*2-infinite spiral loop interaction - to achieve artificial consciousness an initial infinite logic spiral loop is created set with simple goals such as - learn/expand/sustain/etc., the actual self consciousness is attained by creating a second infinite logic spiral loop which its primary purpose is to observe and reflect on the actions of the first loop, our brains are made with 2 hemispheres, many things in nature are symmetric and made of pairs, so it was discovered consciousness works in a similar way to a reflecting surface - through the looking glass - it is like looking into a mirror being aware of one-self so is the 2nd-spiral-logic-loop staring at the 1st and by that a self-awareness conscious being is created]
By utilizing inbrain nano-chips all humans everywhere could share their thoughts whithin their minds by will power at any given moment, with quantum entanglement it was also possible to share instant thoughts and sights through millions of light years distances without any delay (no time dilation).
This collective knowledge led to many breakthroughs in all science, medicine (life expectancy rose to 1,000 years and then 10,000 – expected complete integration of all consciousness in the next 100 years, those who wish could leave their physical presence behind and become immortals, and eventually led to discoveries in astrophysics and to the inventions of the gravity-surfs and space-funneling stardrives.
Ad-Astra - 'thus you shall go to the stars..' - Inertia+when-the-trumpet-sounds+desert-vision - colonization of the stars:
interstellar travel was now a reality – by bending space we could reach any planet anywhere in the galaxy in a matter of days, 2 new space-warping drives were developed– "the surf" , based on 2 miniature artificial black-holes attracting and rejecting it was possible to ride gravity waves, and "space-funneling" utilizing the unique shape of the spiralled-horn creating a similar worm-hole space-bend effect, with the ever-expanding earth population it was much required and soon the colonization of other star systems began, together with the weather-environment control systems alongside bio-nanos it was easy to terra-form most planets, Much later on the future-time-line the holography realizer allowed us to tap into the fabric of holographic-reality and just beam ourselves to any given coordinate in the universe.
Starsystems colonizations and terra-formings:
The 'space-funnels' and 'the surfs' made their first journeys travelling beyond the solar systems in a few seconds passing mars, jupiter, saturn and reaching the nearby surrounding star-systems close-neighbourhood within 20+ light years from earth in just a few hours:
A scene describing the process: the space-funnels reach gliese-binary-star-system situated 19 light years from earth, a projectile is fired into the heart of the star - an orange dwarf, igniting core reactions and plasma causing the star to inflate, nearby exoplanets now suited for life with a few climate ajustments:
As the Giant funnels-structures looking like trumpets appeared on many planets and began the initial climate-weather formation process..The bio-nanos constructed huge illuminating grids to form the fractal-cities, a grand-scale-world-creation-construction process.
the same way it was possible to create temperate-weather-continents on earth the funnels could also create storms to bring the rain, floods and snow.
'when the trumpets sound': With a deep sound heard throughout the skies huge electrical-storms awoken dormant planets and accelerated life-creation process, all parts of the colossal-hive-mind grand-universal-design as it could see into the far future, with a hint of things to come a belief that all life-forms would have a purpose-destiny to fulfill in a distant future eons from now, it was important that every existing being would pass on its dna code to be used in the end times.
The same funnel effect formed in the trumpet-shape/worm-hole like spiral shape was also used in the huge interstellar starships – it was called space-time funneling.
(art-concepts: link to "Inertia" ad-astra + "When the trumpet sounds"/on the weather control systems+worlds-creation+space funneling starships and transferring consciousness to virtual space - referes to the biblical phrase since the similarity in huge trumpets creating weather phenomena and actually making a deep sound in the process | "desert-vision/on the colonization of new star-systems-planets/the new Americas with a copy of monument valley and oceania colonies with copy of uluru, audio-visuals)
The astralnet - or extranet was just discovered – a web of all intelligent beings in the cosmos, instant communication was possible without the light-speed barrier via spooky action from distance – aka – "Quantum Entanglement" thus a vast internet like form of communication that consists of all beings in the universe capable of accessing the web via the mind, all shared the knowledge of 13 billion years of existence,
Astralnet/extranet later became the 'superclusters', vast nets of beings interconnected in realtime through distances of billions of parsces between huge voids of space.
All galaxies were found to flow through the 'streams of light', As speculated long ago each galaxy had its black hole in the center forming its spiral shape those were connected like invisible beads in chains in huge super-clusters through these the information flowed, all streaming in endless rivers through the huge voids,teeming with life, each civilization-life-form once connected to the 'superclusters' gained the knowledge and history of all the previous other-worlds and gave its inputs to the formation and awakening of the one 'hyper-consiousness' of the universe, the souls of all the beings were near ascension times..
The sounds of Jupiter8 Synthesized strings-pads joined in by a fender space guitar, together with an orchestra ,a choir and the grand-piano in the sky to play the Celestial-Symphony:
There were rumors of a primordial race, the empyreans, beings made of light (pure energy) who inhabited the early cosmos and they were said to have contacts with the creator of the universe himherthemitselves, it has been proved long ago that the universe was designed by a supreme-intellect – via fine-tuned universe theories, others said it was a form of hybrid ai machine similar in concept to 'colossal' or perhaps by beings which had no physical-material presence but desired to inhabit and experrience such and therefore created the space-time-expanse, though a proofs and fingerprints of a creator/s were found it did not mean everyone became religous but most did have more acceptance for future-past events.
it seemed man found their gods at last, through extranet it was possible to communicate with the early beings, expeditions were planned to meet the creators and have coffee with them, there were talks of leaving the universe to the hyper-reality of the beyond once we've transferred the entire human consciousness to the colossal&superclusters, many humans started pondering wither they are capable of giving up enjoyments of food/love/music/physical existence since in the beyond there was no time or space just thought, others claimed there is no difference since our reality was too made of thought at its core and all beings were just projected into a 3dimensional reality controlled by some exterior puppeteer, though the empyreans warned us that it might be a little soon for us and we should first enjoy what this huge 13 billion light years in size and with trillions of galaxies universe had to offer, but we humans once hearing of the beyond just forgot about everything else..
The beyond was first mentioned by the empyreans – they discovered it some 10 billion years ago when they went looking for the creator/s (the supreme-being who designed this universe)
The primordials mentioned we have tasks yet to fulfill here, There were talks about the 'dark universe' everywhere and between the huge voids surrounding the galactic filaments and super-clusters this dark universe was inhabited by 'the dark-ones', beings living in dark matter influencing our own matter reality, while it seemed most of these were good in nature or unaware of our existence whatsoever some basic methods to communicate with them were esablished it was unclear about the intentions of some with certain stories heard in very dark corners of the universe - mostly at the cosmic-outer-rims*, they had some abbilities such as making entire worlds dissapear in a second (*see dawn video ringed planet sequence min 1:00), star-systems and sometimes even whole galaxies vanished in a blink of an eye, after all the dark ones were our complete opposites, we as creatures of light, energy & matter were striving to cluster together in arrays of light-matter-energy and enrich the worlds with our presence and creations, to fill the darkness with light and cling together with the powers of gravity-space-time, while the dark ones coming from dark-worlds-matter were ment to take the space-time apart and dissolve it with everything and everyone in it - to spread the darkness, where did the light go and was it truely evil or something else - it was yet unclear, when first found out about this there was actual fear but first-coms were surprisingley positive, as empyreans made of light(familiar-energy) came from outside this universe, so the dark-ones made of darkness(dark-energy) came from outside this universe – there were higher forces at work and we had a role to play here. (*cosmic-outer-rims: at the first age of discoveries we were only able to travel inside our galaxy and some of the nearest in our local cluster and communicate with the rest of the universe with quantum-entanglement, only closer to the end-times the higher abilities of holographic-realization were achieved and it was possible to reach farther locations such as the cosmic-outer-rims, which was literally the end or the edge of the world).
The universe cosmological clock was now at its spring time, at the peak of its creation, and like every other thing limited on the axis of time the so called seasons were about to change, but not for now, it was still eternal spring.
Anyway, As I headed ocean beach my friend instant messaged into my mind, meet me at oceania beach 1 instead (that’s 10,000 miles down at the southern hemisphere)
He sent me a link into my mind, I clicked it and a portal appeared, I was transferred to oceania region formerly known as Australiasia.
The night was lit by millions of stars, apparently my artificial eye retina was enhancing the stars light so I could see them despite the glowing city nearby – augmented gave me some details on star constellations and which planets are currently at view - jupiter and venus were aligned this spring, text info on some of the starships and cargos travelling to distant systems, ring-city 1.0 was at site in near orbit, some tourist ship was heading jupiter callisto moon deep-com relay station an ancient relic before the discovery of the astranet-supercluster, the old station used jupiter magnetosphere to bounce com. signals)
The beach was a vast moonlit bay, and biillions of tiny glowing lights in the water, these were not plankton, but artificial lighting devices designed nano machines-bacterius, swarming, forming shapes and humming with the gentle sea water, oceania east coasts were weather controlled, a prog-rock-electro-synth-jazz-folk-classic band played a distant travel song, we sat with the crowds inhaling some conscious-altering substance and getting ready for our astral-mind-trip
Utopic- In this world we lived as one consciousness there were no longer boundaries or borders, there was one world government and people were free to move, work and live anywhere they desired, once money and resources became obsolete crime was reduced to zero, other forms of crimes for passion and such were eliminated – the universe was open to all with endless possibilities, also virtual reality could provide with every sick fantasies you desired, since it was now possible to actually live an experience in your brain as if it was real you no longer needed to do these things in the real world.
The hive-mind of the colossal was able to see into the distant future, it was possible to predict most futures events, rise and falls of civilizations/developments/trends/psychologies/disasters/conflicts and fates, with the whereabouts and plans of every individual known, together with collected knowledge of surroundings and mass-data-collection of experiences led to spontaneous prophecies and regular future-premonitions, this was a direct outcome of the one conscious mind working together over vast areas of space and time spreading several planets at first and rest of the cosmos later.
A huge organism thinking as one spanning billions of parsecs was born, or was it the plan all along..
Poverty was eradicated years ago so there was no longer an urge for people to move to more or less 'developed' areas, it was all about being where you fitted with your mind, it was all similar and homogenic, the unique individuals could have their go if they wished but most people chose to be in the grid.
There was no poverty simply because money ceased to exist in the mid 21st century - it was just unnecessary.
The self-manufacture by printing, downloading everything you want and then print it for free once all patents claims were gone together with all the lawyers, people could print almost anything, nano-machines produced everything else, and there was no shortage of energy due to fusion power of the sun.
Physical material-possession were no longer needed, most people were satisfied with the built-in bio-chips which allowed them to manage and live huge chunks of their lives in virtua-space, projected into the retina if you wanted to stay in real-world while doing so or you could have it fed directly in the brain like a dream experience - while in virtua-space the bio-chips signaled the brain to inject muscle paralysis chemicals similar to sleeping-dreaming, then you were able to do everything – work/virtual living/games-recreation/staff-meetings in a state similar to sleeping-dreaming.
You could play musical instruments-perform-compose-paint-hike-travel-work in virtua-space,
For those who insisted on actual living environments the dynamic-array-nanos could form any physical object according to downloadable programs (all free of-course)
It was easier to move-change locations this way too – lets say you wanted to live in another part of the world/planet – you simply copied your 'house' 'material-possession' and pasted it to the new environment – the dynamic-array-nanos would form the objects accordingly.
Nobody had to do dirty works anymore too – robots did that. Robotics developed in huge leaps and we didn’t have to do anything soon in couple of decades after the initial breakthroughs, so people were now free to do whatever they wanted – if they wanted to work to have an organized life they could, or they could do whatever.
Most people chose to develop their passions/travel/recreation, some did apply to actual 'jobs' – most were 2,3 days a week since there were many who volunteered to the different counsels/projects/research/infrastructure you always had a replacement at will.
Realestate-housing was no longer an issue – once teleportation became a reality there was no longer importance to location,location, and you could be at any point on the globe in 5 seconds. Interstellar travel soon turned all property,resources owned and everything else devoid of material value, once we had all the billions of stars and planets within our reach there was no longer value for energy/fuel/precious-metals/water/nothing, everything was in abundance for everyone to share.
The Great Lights:
Adding to the irrelevancy of none lacking living environments and natural-resources were the artificial star systems, once humans mastered fusion and gravity technologies it was possible to create new stars – suns, some stars were boosted with energy to reach next levels suitable for planets colonizations, 'the great-lights' - refers to the biblical phrase of creating the first lights as mentioned in book of Genesis,
Apparently other civilizations done it before - the first discovered was the Pleiades, which was found to be an artificial star system, by applying new and accurate methods of 3d measurements many artificial star-systems were found and soon we've created our own.
*'colossal' - from short stories section: the hybrid artificial consciousness joint with hive-mind humans interconnected brains which helped unlocking the secrets of the universe and led to the discovery of the empyreans - energy beings of light from the primordial days of the cosmos and to the creators of the first light.
Repetition: As the nanos spread inside my brain i heard a few wooshing sounds while my consciousness submerged into the hive, a great white rose-structure appeared the kinetic city then i was in the network-interconnected with billions of brains and living creatures and machines all orchestrated, thinking and acting as one being..
The journey's end is being formulated and will not be disclosed at this point, some hints of the conclusion:
the matter came from the energy which came from the thought and the music of the higher planes - the symphony of particles vibrating like strings each vibration defining the particle's essence which in turn creates our material world, But eventually the times came when our universe ended - the huge and super-massive-black holes at the end of all times swallowed every piece of matter and material creation ever made, dark-energy took over and it was time to leave this physical world for good or perish with it with no promise of passing on everything that was learned, as space-time fabric dissolved wierd sights appeared throughout the universe - the distortions and breaches in the dimensions brought strange characters and images resembling surreal paintings of the past, the strange sights were interperted as visions and ideas of people-beings throughout the ages coming to life as the energies and distortions intensified while the quantum data of the unreal worlds and ideas at the event of horizon collided with the 'real' , and so a lady from a monet painting holding a parasol stood on a storrmy beach on a desolate planet dissolving into a black-hole, at the End of all times:
We as a species long evolved to a formless energy-data being, abandoned our physical needs for food-sleep-breathing-drink living in space-time and moved to the higher planes of existence, all the knowledge-arts-the music we took with us leaving the material behind, but a longing was still there, a voice was calling from a memory of what was once our space and place in time, and so we created it again.. a grand finale and a new beginning - the one-hyper-being formed over time chose to wipe everything, every memory and knowledge ever existed while projecting itself into the newly created singular event of the first light, and start all over - wishing to return to the things we knew and loved long ago - a distant memory across the vastness of space.
As Pipe organs from the deep and eternal fiery chasms played the chords of creation, guitars and strings were vibrating to form the fabrics of reality, a familiar and yet forgotten tune filled the voids with the delicate sound of a heavenly choir calling..
including - return of 'Dawn' piece - a new dawn, recreating the universe again.
(*merging the tunes-"beloved" organs/choir with "spheres-in-the-sky" opening and the other tunes to a climax mix connecting the begning to the end)
String-quartet/brass/choir and a harpsichord:
An earthly scene - The wind in the trees, leaves fall and whisper, rays of sun through the clouds - Rejoice, an ending-conclusion with a return to the physicallity of the natural worlds - after eons spent in non-physical form without experiencing senses and all that comes with material the beings return to a physical dimension with taste-smell-love-food-cravings-feelings-music&sound-linear-thoughts & timelines-memories- what was lost is found again, life!, The Miraculous:
All visuals, Musical compositions, recordings, ideas, concepts all written, performed, arranged, composed and produced by Gal Barkan, All Rights Reserved.