Virtual Reality Tilt Brush

Meet Marco Castro Cosio, Manager of MET’s Digital Media Lab at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marco’s space within the museum is an innovative hub for creative collaborations across departments.

Currently his Digital Media team are working closely with their colleagues in Education and the Costume Institute to create digital outputs for their various projects.

We were invited along to try out some of their technology and were introduced to the Virtual Reality Tilt Brush.

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality using a headset and a controller which, in my limited experience, is as hard as it sounds. Since this was my very first time, I’m not going to show you the blobs I created, but I’m told once you get into the swing of things, you can “unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire” woah. It’s intended to make your room your canvas and  your palette, your imagination. The possibilities are endless and for the time being, for me, so are the technological challenges hehe.

Here is the talented artist Steven Fragale demonstrating tilt brush virtual reality at the Temple of Denur, for your viewing pleasure. He was a part of the drop-in drawing demonstrations which hosted live models wearing dresses inspired by Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology for the summer evening events called Met Fridays.

I’ll be bringing more Met Fridays to this blog, as next week will be my own debut!

Shona Tawhiao