Immersion Challenge

Tag your project with "immersion-challenge" to participate in this challenge

The winning hack for this challenge was the collection of hacks produced by the Meta Group: Concordia.vr, Meta Body and Time Well Spent With Your Virtual Self, with the additional unsubmitted hack Versum Body

A key component of the Concordia project is the idea of immersion into the data. By grappling with, and eventually grasping the basic relationships and patterns intuitively, we get a much firmer base for further scientific and artistic exploration, and are able to appreciate the inherent beauty of our subject matter in a deeper way. Perhaps some of the relationships and patterns that we see are going to be eventually ruled out by further exploration as random excitations in the medium, but only by finding even deeper and more fundamental truths. For this challenge, we ask you to create a tool or piece for visceral and deep understanding of science, be it theoretical models or empirical data, sourced from society, nature, their interaction, or the realm of pure ideas.

Reminder - Concordia Theme Description

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the work of astronomer Johannes Kepler, the Concordia instrument is the first of a new kind of immersive musical instrument, built and played in community, designed to explore and make playable the natural order in the physical universe (the Harmonies of the World). From the smallest subatomic particles to the largest structures in our universe and in every field of physics, harmonic mathematical equations emerge. In no place are harmonic relationships more direct and accessible than in the dynamic movements of our solar system. Like a giant musical instrument, it swirls around us, just waiting to be played. These musical harmonies inspired Kepler's investigations and his use of music as an investigative tool resulted in the emergence of modern astronomy as we know it. Hackers working with this theme will have access to a variety of scientific datasets to explore through music with the ultimate goal of making scientific and mathematical beauty accessible to scientists and non-scientists through immersive sonification, visualisation, haptic feedback and/or other modes of sensory communication. For more information on Concordia, visit Some data that could be used for this theme is provided on the tools-info page of this wiki.

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