Todd Margolis

Confluxus

by Todd Margolis
2001

Confluxus is a collaborative virtual reality artwork which is procedurally generated through user interaction. The space is designed to be a community meeting area where participants from varied backgrounds can come together in a tele-immersive environment and cooperate to create a shared experience. Participants were able to join into the shared space from physically remote VR systems. Through the passage of time, the space evolves into a collective expression of the participants intentions. The virtual objects and activities in the space begin as pre-determined constructs by the artists and gradually develop based on user-input.

Confluxus is an architectural portal that reacts to the positions and movements of the users within it by revealing only the parts of the structure that are within users' proximity. Within this space, the participants can see each others' avatars leaving trails over time from their wake in the 3D architectural grid. From here, participants are able to move to other artworks.



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Videos

EVL: Alive on the Grid at Ars Electronica Festival 2001


Applied Interactives, N.F.P.

Exhibitions

2003
Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2002
2002 Symposium: Art, Technology and Spirituality, Block Museum - Evanston, IL

2002
Version>02, Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, IL

2002
Who?, Indianapolis, IN

2002
beyond prototypes, Exhibition Studies Space - Chicago, IL

2001
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

2001
Alternate Currents, EVL - Chicago, IL