In this UNIQUE rabbit hole of an episode we explore the parallels between virtual technology and creativity, and our own internal virtual mechanics of the mind in the dream state.
Topher is a Virtual Reality Art Director, Illustrator, Designer and Performance Artist as well as an avid dream recaller with over 16 years of actively choosing to remember his dreams in waking state. He’s a firm believer in the power of our dreams to help us heal, expand, create and explore our own psyche and waking reality - all of which we explore in this wondrous conversation.
Topher shares some practical tips for increasing our ability to recall dreams, provides some questions to ask your mind if you desire exploring lucid dreaming, and offers some insight into the value of dreaming and sleep for both our mind’s and bodies, as well as some creative tips.
As a bonus to us and our community, Topher has provided us with some visuals from a recent creative project he was involved with.
Here is a short note from Topher, regarding the bonus video at the end.
The music video that follows the podcast explores completed artwork originally created live by Topher Sipes while performing onstage with the Houston Symphony for Music Illustrated: Virtual Reality in Concert from February 13th, 2021 at the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts.
This music video also features excerpts of the live music played in proximity to the artworks they inspired. Different artworks were created for each musical piece, some works built on previous ones and all were recomposited together during the final piece of music displayed here visually.
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