Inner Activity (Sep 2015 - Present)
Role: Composer, Audio Lead
Project Description: "Inner Activity" is a series of immersive, multi-sensory VR experiences combining interaction design and game technologies, sound healing and vibro-acoustic therapy
techniques, physical set design, and concepts from meditation and spirituality to create
new forms of entertainment-based therapy and wellness modalities. The core experience utilizes the Oculus Rift and the SubPac tactile bass system for achieving full-body stimulation through synchronized audiovisual, haptic and olfactory feedback.
Conceived in 2015 as a MFA Thesis Project by Anshul Pendse, it has evolved from the Interactive Media & Games Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts into a fully-fledged research endeavor set to blur the lines between interactive technology, immersive entertainment and digitally mediated therapy.
Exhibitions / Awards:
Visual Reality Immersive Monthly Events (Santa Monica, CA): September 2016 - Present
VRLA Expo 2018 (Los Angeles, CA): May 4-5, 2018
Brewery Artwalk 2017 (Los Angeles, CA): April 29-30, 2017
VRLA Expo 2017 (Los Angeles, CA): April 14-15, 2017
Lucidity Festival 2017 (Santa Barbara, CA): April 7-9, 2017
Night On Broadway LA 2017 (Los Angeles, CA): January 27, 2017
Dubai International Film Festival 2016 - DIFFerent Reality VR Showcase (Dubai, UAE): December 7-14, 2016
SIGGRAPH 2016, VR Village Official Selection (Anaheim, CA): July 24-28, 2016
E3 2016, IndieCade Showcase Official Selection (Los Angeles, CA) June 14-16, 2016
Fantastic VR Gallery (presented by USC Interactive Media & Games) (Los Angeles, CA): June 12, 2016
Unfolding 2016: IMGD MFA Thesis Showcase (Los Angeles, CA): May 5-12, 2016
VRSC Student Festival 2016 (Los Angeles, CA): April 15, 2016 - Won Walt Disney Company Innovation Award
for the "Immersive Technologies" category; Won Nvidia Platinum Prize for "Best in Show"
E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference (Los Angeles, CA): February 19, 2016
"TomorroWear" Wearable Tech Expo 2016 (Los Angeles, CA): February 17, 2016
on the web
To learn more about Anshul and his work, you can visit his LinkedIn Profile!
(Promotional Video; features an edited version of "Jacaranda")