„In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their relations, their work and leisure activities, and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.“ (Guy Debord)
„Art Dérive“ brings the idea from Guy Debord to Virtual Reality. Users can walk through proceduraly generated rooms which are based on image analysis data from works of art. While the user is navigating trough the virtual environment, new rooms are being generated.
The main goal of the project is to explore how redirected walking can be used in virtual worlds. Redirected walking is a technique that enables users to walk through a virtual environment that is larger than the tracked space of the VRsystems.
Because of manipulations applied to the displayed scene the users are unknowingly forced to reorient themselves what can be used to redirect them in the tracked space.