Spiral of Words

SPIRAL OF WORDS is a platform for creative writing in VR, based on an idea realized in 1998. Three authors from three locations (London, UK; The Hague, the Netherlands and Novi Sad, Serbia) sent texts at defined time intervals, starting from words to sentences over paragraphs to short stories, all this took place via e-mail/the internet, creating a common narrative in a defined location that built a spiral of words in a fictional space. The VR project SPIRAL OF WORDS is a kind of ‘artistic recycling’ as well as an archive of the idea of a realized textual narrative performance. Users freely communicate with the given words, choosing and moving them, creating their own meta-text. Certain words, when selected, activate short symbolic audio and visual effects. The project is refreshed, enriched, and different from the original performance, it is a reinterpretation of a creative collaborative idea in VR media.

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Predrag SIDJANIN, MTD, PhD: founder / managing & creative director / visual artist One of the pioneers of VR, mainly related to scientific applications (for example integration of a GIS and VR – 1995. ). Conceptual artist, creative thinker, a supporter of new media technologies, actively present on the media art scene. Open for all creative processes, excellent organizer, dedicated listener, and sharp critic. P of MP_art.

Maja BUDZAROV, MAA: co-founder / media producer / visual artist Dynamic vs static. Always in desire for movement and dynamics and the obligatory coffee break. Existence in creative processes and small things. An unrealized nomad but with enough relocation to change perspective. From clay to VR. Feels great when in the spotlight during a performance. M of MP_art.

Luka TILINGER, MAA: co-founder / programmer / visual artist On and off game developer, Oddworld, Myst and Neverhood superfan. Lifelong programming enthusiast. Mainly dedicated to visual arts, rooted in draughtsmanship and conceptual thinking.