Torkom Ji tells the story of how he used Resident Evil 7 VR as a form of fear resistance training, and transformational shadow work to overcome his fears. He’s also a co-founder of Visual Reality, which is bringing psychedelic culture and visionary art into virtual reality. He’s a sound healer & music producer who has been performing his Quantum Harmonics for the last couple of years in the Visual Reality section of VRLA, and he tells me about the process of cultivating ambient soundscapes that explore aspects of time, and how cycles of nature can be experienced through the polarities of expansion/compression, rise/fall, and a tonal field of basic harmonics in the overtone series. I found this to be a fascinating exploration of remediating fear through virtual simulations of the horror genre, how psychedelic culture is blurring the boundaries of reality, and the trends of spatial audio and ambient soundscapes that are able to create contextual layers of augmentation.
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