Building 1 / O.B.E.
O.B.E.is a five scene immersive VR essay exploring in a poetic way ideas of modern consciousness research.
O.B.E.stands for out of body experience and is the title of a series of XR projects that deal with the nature of consciousness and its connected phenomena.
Consciousness is the appearance of the world. The ability to shift the first-person perspective actively inwards, exploring our emotional state and to steer our attentions towards thinking processes. The human consciousness differs from other biologically evolved phenomena fundamentally, that it makes a reality appear in itself. „The conscious brain is a biological machine, a reality generator, that tells us what exists and what not. “(Metzinger)
Is therefore reality as we experience it every day just a mental stage set, a representation of the world itself? Are we living in a virtual reality already?