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HTC Vive Brings NASA-Inspired VR Artwork To Art Basel Hong Kong

March 12, 2019 / Valencia Tong

50 years ago, Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind, sparking an entire generations interest in space travel in the process. Since that historical first moon landing, we’ve seen our fascination with everything space-related manifest in everything from pop culture, to the art world. American artist Laurie Anderson drew upon her experience as the first artist in residence at NASA to contemplate abstract concepts related to our human civilization and history. Together with new media Taiwanese artist Hsin-Chien Huang, they created the VR artwork “To the Moon,” which allows the audience to experience what the marriage between art and science is like and the endless possibilities this brings from a different vantage point. Bursting with an incredible set of visuals, the work is designed to simulate the journey of an astronaut under low-gravity conditions. HTC Vive is the virtual reality partner of the fair, and the general public can expe...