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Tilt Brush

Painting from a new perspective: Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

VR grows more interesting by the day; it’s encouraging to see the medium do more than port first-person shooters.

For example, this VR painting app (launching with the HTC Vive headset) is intriguing for both artists and art-lovers. Imagine stepping into a comic book or viewing a portrait from your preferred, alternative angle.

Be sure to check out the demo videos.

UPDATE: Watch Glen Keane play with Tilt Brush. Keane helped animate several classic Disney films (e.g. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast)

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Dreams of Dalí

This might be the first time I’ve been genuinely intrigued by virtual reality. This Dalí Museum exhibit allows visitors to “go inside and beyond Dali’s 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus’ and explore the world of the surrealist master like never before.”

Jean-François Millet’s seminal work Angelus haunted Dalí as a child, and there’s a nightmarish quality both to his painted meditation and to this digital recreation. Dalí’s signature surrealistic style translates well to VR; ironically, his abstract imagery somehow feels more real than a photorealistic equivalent might.

If you can’t make it to the Florida museum, check out the 360º video in the YouTube app on Android or iPhone; the on-rails experience tracks movement (via your phone’s accelerometer) and allows you to peer in any direction.