Lydia Jessup & Matt Romein


Virtualis is a creative experiment in art, research, and performance. Using the social VR platform VRChat, we have created a conceptual tourist agency as a way to engage audiences with our research and fascinations with social VR. While being playful, performative, and fun, the tours are also critical examinations of the culture-making, body confusions, and social norms specific to VRChat and prevalent in social VR as a medium.

Role: Web developer; Project by Lydia Jessup and Matt Romein. Creative direction by Emily Lin.

Virtualis was part of IDFA DocLab 2020.

The website was featured on Mindsparkle Mag as Site of the Day.

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