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The Temple of Time. Invented by Emma Willard. 1846.

A Leap of Faith

www.aleapoffaith.xyz


This first person WebGL simulation takes the viewer on a journey to discover extraordinary phenomenons that happen in our atmosphere, that most will never experience in real life because of physical limitations. This project is inspired by Emma Willard, who was and still is America's first female map maker. I was influenced by her approach of info graphics and cartography that immerses the viewer via color and font. Willard's temple is intensely decorated with the history of the world, while in my WebGL simulation you experience three atmospheric phenomenon. A teleportation system allows you to travel to three different portals, experiencing painterly depictions of Aurora, 22 Degree Halo and Meteors. Inspired by painterly depictions of atmospheric phenomenon, that range from en plein air painting to imagined scenes of phenomenon in the sky, from the 17th-20th century. Through room-scale 3D-painting. I used Tilt Brush to craft VR painted skyboxes to immerse the viewer in.The audio in this world consists of four original soundtracks that were crafted with a Roland A-88 and Adobe Audition, injected into unity as spherical audio.


This project is generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council.

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