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WINNERS
ANNOUNCEMENT

We are happy to announce the winners of the NEWVIEW AWARDS 2018.
Check out the great works that have been gathered in the fields of fashion / culture / art.

Pioneers of new expression and experience in the 3D world
have created these winning works as next generation VR Creators.

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INTRODUCTION

NEWVIEW is a project community which aims to pioneer new creative expression and experience in the 3D world. We held a competition in the field of fashion / culture / art called the ”NEWVIEW AWARDS 2018.“

This year's theme is to design an ULTRA EXPERIENCE. The tool for creating works was ”STYLY“ (https://styly.cc/), a platform that allows anyone to create and publish VR content with ease.

During the entry period, from June 1st to July 31st, 2018, we received 219 works from seven different countries.

NEWVIEW is a project community which aims to pioneer new creative expression and experience in the 3D world. We held a competition in the field of fashion / culture / art called the ”NEWVIEW AWARDS 2018.“

This year's theme is to design an ULTRA EXPERIENCE. The tool for creating works was ”STYLY“ (https://styly.cc/), a platform that allows anyone to create and publish VR content with ease.

During the entry period, from June 1st to July 31st, 2018, we received 219 works from seven different countries.

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GOLD

1 WINNER

EMOCO’S FIRST PRIVATE EXHIBITION

Emoco / JAPAN

"This work was one of the few works which felt creator driven."

David OReilly
Artist

"I was drawn to the fact that the displayed work was being produced in front of my eyes."

m-flo ☆Taku
Music Producer Unit

"I found it very interesting that a virtual YouTuber was livestreaming her VR art, which made the experience very interactive."

m-flo VERBAL
Music Producer Unit

"The “reality” of virtual reality might be more real to the virtual character Emoco-san than to us, physical beings."

Gabin Ito
Editor

"In terms of the degree of perfection, this work deserves the Gold Prize."

Hideki Matsutake
Musician, Synthesizer Programmer

"Emoco" indicates the potential lifestyle in our internet world."

Agi, Chen Yi-Chieh
Artist

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SILVER

3 WINNERS

 

EMMA VR: PAINTING LIFE

Wyatt Roy / USA

 

"It got interesting when I realized that I could actually enter the paintings."

m-flo ☆Taku
Music Producer Unit

"I think this work is VR-specific."

Gabin Ito
Editor

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IMMERSIVE PHOTO EXHIBITION "THE BEAUTIFUL GIRL HAS KILLING EYES"

chiepomme & Albina Albina & APOLIA / JAPAN

 

"This mysterious atmosphere matches the VR world so much!"

Agi, Chen Yi-Chieh
Artist

"I was surprised and delighted by how the photos when peeked through the little windows looked three-dimensional."

Takuya Koyama
Artist

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MAILLOTS DE BAIN

Mask du Video / JAPAN

 

"This piece brought the space to the viewer, rather than have the viewer go to the space."

David OReilly
Artist

"This work gives you wierd feeling."

Hideki Matsutake
Musician, Synthesizer Programmer

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PARCO AWARD

SHAPE MEMORY OF YOU

Discont / JAPAN

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HIDEKI MATSUTAKE AWARD

PRINTS

Yuki Matsuoka / JAPAN

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KALEIDOSCOPE AWARD

ENCLOSURE

TeamMIKAMI (from OMNIBUS JAPAN) / JAPAN

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CINRA.NET AWARD

FEVER

Tomoaki Seo / JAPAN

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DELL AWARD

THE BIRTH

Virtual Caster Project / JAPAN

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FINALISTS

Solvitur Ambulando

Alejandro Zamudio S.

FAMILIAR

FUKUPOLY

paper island

machutorica

Daydream

Lagthorin

Whisper National Park: Glowworm

Wyatt Roy

Personal Space

Takatomo Hashiguchi

SALARYLAND

Dave Maggio

Compression Artifact -Lk.2:14-

Takehiro Kumagai

Kyo

MaruTangle

Myth Building

Trudy Erin Elmore

 
 

NEWVIEW PROJECT FEATURES

Submissions that were not selected as finalists but shone through with their unique approach will be featured as NEWVIEW Projects.

SHIBU HOUSE

Yousei Mine

OPCHICAL

OMD (Okada Masamitsu Design)

Are you Exclamation Alien as well?

Lin Chia Chieh (Orange)

Gender Discrimination

Zubaira naz , Abdullah Gul and Ali Haider

INTERCULTURAL MUSHROOMS AND BAMBOOSHOOTS

AKIRA TOYODA

TONIGHT

YATING YANG

 
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JUDGES GENERAL COMMENT

 

"how young this art form is, and how far it has yet to go."

I enjoyed seeing so many different VR projects from the current generation of creators. Experiencing so many projects made me realize how young this art form is, and how far it has yet to go. I was struck by how personal many of the projects were, many seemed to be engaged in creating spaces to represent their own mental state, which is something that does not often occur in the related field of video games. This domain of expression is difficult to execute in any medium - it can be the most powerful, but also the most likely to misfire if not treated with great care. It is not easy to control a persons experience in a virtual space, to guide a person's decisions with virtual architecture, but this distinct quality made some works stronger than others. The awards for NEWVIEW are extraordinary and I hope people pay attention and are encouraged to find more and more ways to exploit the unique constraints and perceptual effects of VR. It's very important to separate the hype surrounding VR from it's genuine strengths. I believe it's future direction will be guided not by the hardware giants but individual creators, experimenting without commercial pressure. Events such as NEWVIEW exist and help it grow in this direction. I hope the finalists are able to continue down their paths, refine their craft, and maintain their visions as this form grows and matures.

David OReilly
Artist

"Providing a smooth experience is important in digital art."

I felt that we had more works intended to attract viewers in an art-like manner than works with interactive characteristics. Some of them convey messages, others pursued realization of smooth experience, and the judging process was more enjoyable than I had expected till the end. This time, we judged by originality, user experience, and impact. Some competitors lost quite a few points even though they had good impact, due to coding shortcomings. Providing a smooth experience is important in digital art. I am looking forward to their improvements in the future, as this is something we can improve as we gain more experience.

m-flo ☆Taku


I was personally very stimulated to see high-quality VR content that presents mixtures of various fields like fashion / culture / art. All of them were full of originality, and I already wonder what kind of world I will encounter when you further brush up your technical side! I am really looking forward to that. Please stay creative and keep pursuing novel and fun things.

m-flo VERBAL

m-flo
Music Producer Unit

"Groping your own way around something is when you most enjoy it."

That applies to awards, too. You grope your own way around your work, and we grope our own way around our judgment. Our first judgment became a thrilling one, where all judges groped their way forward to reach a conclusion.
All the works showed how the creators groped their way, which made them all so interesting. I was particularly moved by works that took advantage of the strengths of the media, like ones that manipulated the sense of scale. I feel like there are more to discover.

Gabin Ito
Editor

"Audiovisual technology will further expand the VR world."

The judging process proved very difficult, because there were many wonderful works with original gimmicks, such as the technology to display still images as videos just like in mobile apps, or the idea of peaking into a hole on a wall.
I think it is only a matter of time before expensive VR technology becomes available at a lower price, as they are now joining the standard repertoire in the world of gaming.
Audiovisual technology will further expand the VR world.

Hideki Matsutake
Musician, Synthesizer Programmer

"VR will be a new interface of modern life in the near future."

I was impressed by the varieties of 19 selected works in NEWVIEW project. They gave me strong belief that VR will be a new interface of modern life in the near future, and it makes me feel very excited. I wish they will keep on exploring what they believe in virtual world, and bring us to their visions.

Agi, Chen Yi-Chieh
Artist

" I think that NEWVIEW was a meaningful award that formed a bridge to the near future."

Film, fashion, CG, music, culture, etc... They were 19 extremely impressive pieces by creators from all avenues; film, fashion, CG, music, culture, etc., with proposals in virtual experience, exhibits of creation, and the posing of social problems, pieces with a wide variety of themes were collected both from within and without the country. I think that NEWVIEW was a meaningful award that formed a bridge to the near future in which new expressions with intertwining existing creations from various fields are born, with VR as an intersection.

Takashi Sensui
Managing Executive Officer
PARCO Co., Ltd.

"I really felt that the STYLY is now opening up a vast world of VR."

I really felt that the STYLY is now opening up a vast world of VR. VR in the past was for enjoying readily-available content, but now it is possible for everyone to create, publish, and enjoy works that take full advantage of the entire 360 degrees around us. All the works submitted are high-quality works that took good advantage of the VR-like extension of space, and I am certain that there will be more novel works when more content incorporates vertical movements as well.

Shingo Yanagisawa
Dell Inc. Alienware Marketing Senior Manager

"Such expressions were possible with just using STYLY."

I was constantly surprised when looking at the entries, never having thought that such expressions were possible with just using STYLY. There were many amazing pieces with superior technique with the finalists works. I also tried to use my own hand in creating, and was charmed by how STYLY allows even those not familiar with VR to instinctively create a space without stress. I would like those who felt interested in this award, as well as simply anyone, to try creating a VR space without worrying about the quality of the end result.

Takuya Koyama
Artist

"A strong selection of VR art projects. "

René Pinnell
CEO & Founder of Kaleidoscope