TULPAMANCER

3D Design & Printing for Installation

 

We pulled apart 1987 Compaq computers to retrofit them with modern day screens for Matthew Niederhauser & Marc De Costa’s installation Tulpamancer that featured at SXSW 2024.

 

Tulpamancer explores how the intersection of generative AI and VR can shape new ways of encountering ourselves. Sitting down at the 1987 inspired computer terminal, participants first encounter the tulpa through a series of questions about their lives. They are then invited to meet in a world prepared uniquely for them in VR by the tulpa, embarking on a journey through a series of uniquely generated scenes that evoke and question the memories of their past and potential fates. These uniquely generated experiences are destroyed at the end, left only to resonate in the minds of each participant.

OUR TEAM

Technology
3D design
3D printing
Hardware assembly