System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50
Description: ‘Singularity’ is an immersive virtual reality experience that combines technologies including 3D scanning, head-mounted display, and immersive sound design. Creating an abandoned and forgotten world by designing a decentralized order, it invites the audience to rethink the relationship between living organism and inorganic intelligence. The inspiration for this work grows from the artist’s personal experience of living an accelerating digitized world. She creatively associates the relationship between racing games and Moore’s Law, also The Law of Accelerating Returns that appeared in the human’s technology development history.
Review: I kind of get what the makers of ‘Singularity’ were trying to achieve, but for me, it was a bit of a fail. It’s a sonar-style experience in which you see the difference between living and static things. It’s kind of cool and probably worth a look if you don’t have anything to do for 5 minutes. But the kindest thing I can say about it is that at least it is free otherwise I would not be suggesting you take a look at it yourself. How knows, maybe I missed the point of it, but for me personally, it was oddly cool but also pointless.