We wanted to use virtual reality to explore new forms of human connection in a multi-sensorial experience that brings you to a different world, while also making the best use of various types of technology to create something truly unique.
What it does
ThoughtSpace is an immersive VR social experience where the user can physically interact with other people's thoughts and voice messages in a gorgeous unknown world. The user is surrounded by floating orbs that each represent a message, a thought, a human being. By reaching out with their hands and delicately activating the orb, the user is able to listen to a voice message left by someone else who was there before. Users can also leave voice messages of their own to populate the world, and they're immediately stored in our databases for others to experience.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Working with VR and Leap Motion was challenging, as well as connecting an internet database that stores audio with the Unity Game engine. Developing the original soundtrack and sounds was also a challenge of its own.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We were able to make a fully functional and interactive VR experience unlike anything we've ever seen before, merging motion sensors, databases, web, 3D technology and an unique interface that creates an experience that's meaningful and explores new ways to interact with the digital world.
What I learned
A ton about VR and Leap Motion, as well as the limitations and possibilities with each one of these technologies.
What's next for ThoughtSpace
We want to refine the experience, expand it and allow for real time interactions between users sharing the digital world.