Humanity Island — Data to be Continued


Hsin-Chien Huang (TW)

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Samsara VR teleports the audience to a journey that spans millions of years. Like the Six Realms of Existence in Buddhism, the audience reincarnate into different persons and creatures and experience the universe in their new bodies to find the ultimate transcendence spiritually.

The story of Samsara happens in the near future. The resources on Earth have depleted due to the greed of mankind. Catastrophic wars to fight for resources result in global destruction. The remaining human was forced to leave Earth and find a new home. Nevertheless, will this long quest for a new home be a loop in space and time? The constant evolution as well as progress, without spiritual advancement, is nothing more than a Möbius strip that leads nowhere, perhaps…

Samsara is an experiment based on the concept of Embodied Cognition. Through interactivity and VR, the audience can live inside bodies of different persons and creatures. It is when we feel this world in different bodies that we may truly appreciate the thoughts of others, empathize with them, and comprehend our existence in full and in harmony.


Hsin-Chien Huang is an artist specializing in mixed media. Science, technology and programming are the tools he uses. He is particularly enthusiastic about VR, as it brings him a world full of possibilities without restrictions. His collaborated VR work *La Camera Insabbiata* won the Best VR Experience Award at the 74th Venice Film Festival.