Earlier this year, it was announced that Digital Artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, would be teaming up with King Deluxe Studio to bring his work to life in a VR competition. While an official winner has yet to be selected, the contest is officially complete.
In the end, 20 images were chosen, each given short write-ups to accompany them. The contest tasked users with using one of Beeples thousands of works as inspiration, turning the artwork into VR environments that people can explore together.
There are two ways to access these impressive creations. The first will be to attend the Phygital Art Exhibition in London this weekend known as the Digital Decade. You can try out various Beeple VR experiences created the recent design competition. It will all kick off at 6 PM on Friday and goes until Sunday, at Ugly Duck (47-49 Tanner Street).
For those that are nowhere near London, or are just too lazy to get out of bed, the exhibit is currently viewable on the free to play app/game on steam known as VR chat. After downloading it, simply follow the steps prompted on screen, then type in Beeple Hub in the search menu.
Once you enter the hub, each image is accessible via pushing a button underneath it, which will open a portal to the environment. Virtual Reality gear is not necessary for the app, or to view the entries, but is highly recommended.
This is a permanent exhibition so there’s no rush, although it is suspected to be busy for the first few days. The cap on the room is currently set at 15 people at a time.
Don’t just take our word for it though, be sure to check out Beeple’s oversized sci-fi environments for yourself if you have Steam. Also stay tuned for the overall winner of the competition soon, as the winner will be awarded either a Vive or a Rift.