Virtual Reality Artist to Present “Liquid Meditation”

Posted: October 16, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Secondo

Margaret Watson, a creator of virtual reality environments, discusses her work today in the Johnson Center Cinema from 4:30 to 7:10 p.m. Watson is an expert in Cave Automatic Virtual Environments (CAVE), which is cutting edge technology that creates the perception of reality through 3-D imagery involving sight, sound, and touch.

Sponsored by the Art and Visual Technologies and InterArts divisions of the Institute of the Arts, Watson will discuss her creation “Liquid Meditation,” an art piece designed for presentation in an immersive CAVE environment. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

“Liquid Meditation” was exhibited in the SIGGRAPH Art Show in 1999. Prior to her work at an Engineering Research Center in Mississippi, where she received support from the National Science Foundation, supported by the National Science Foundation) Watson worked for Ars Electronica in Austria. In January, she will begin teaching virtual reality in Denmark.

Write to at