[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Mert Akbal — Creating Binocular Rivalry in Virtual Reality

Artist Statement

Binocular Waves is an artistic research project in progress on binocular vision. The project explores what happens when we present two different images to left and right eye using a VR Headset. Depending on their similarities and differences these two images fuse, compete or coexist in the conscious visual perception creating different binocular phenomena.

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  • Mert Akbal, Germany, is an artist and researcher. He focuses on the visualisation of cognitive processes, such as oneiric dreams. His research has been presented at several international conferences such as ISEA2016 in Hong Kong and at the “Real of Reality” Conference 2016 in the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.  mertakbal.com