“The beauty of life is in small details and not in the big events,” is Jim Jarmusch’s quote one may find (like a treasure), written on a paper, inside a mobile home which exists only in a virtual world. These few words rather punctually explain the essence of this imaginary work.

Thought Hopper 3000 is a small and enchanting universe of paper. It’s among the most recent creations of paper artist and stop-motion animator, Vera van Wolferen, although it’s still a work in progress. The virtual world exists on an interactive platform, on the internet, and it allows visitors into a world that shines in its simplicity and ingenuity.

The virtual platform allows a brief trip inside of a mobile home made of paper, and this welcomes you with a key inside a mailbox at the entrance. When the door is opened, visitors explore to find more sensitive points. When activated, each will emit playful sounds and movements: a whistling teapot, a tooting horn, and the plants in a pot that move as the wind blows.

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The animations were created by Raymon Wittenberg and sounds are by Flavia Faas. Graphics and programming were made by Floris Douma. A work in progress, it makes possible a trip of more or less five minutes. Vera van Wolferen tries to expand Thought Hopper 3000 such that in time it will be the home of other virtual objects and spaces to be explored. One can get acquainted with more of the artist’s work (like her paper and wood sculptures) on her Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thought Hopper 3000’s minimalist beauty makes it a virtual playground where it’s possible to lose oneself in a brief and hypnotic fascination. Projects like this one always remind us of the infinite and spectacular possibilities arising from the encounter between art and technology.

 

 

 

Images: Vera van Wolferen

“The beauty of life is in small details and not in the big events,” is Jim Jarmusch’s quote one may find (like a treasure), written on a paper, inside a mobile home which exists only in a virtual world. These few words rather punctually explain the essence of this imaginary work.

Thought Hopper 3000 is a small and enchanting universe of paper. It’s among the most recent creations of paper artist and stop-motion animator, Vera van Wolferen, although it’s still a work in progress. The virtual world exists on an interactive platform, on the internet, and it allows visitors into a world that shines in its simplicity and ingenuity.

The virtual platform allows a brief trip inside of a mobile home made of paper, and this welcomes you with a key inside a mailbox at the entrance. When the door is opened, visitors explore to find more sensitive points. When activated, each will emit playful sounds and movements: a whistling teapot, a tooting horn, and the plants in a pot that move as the wind blows.

thoughthopper1
The animations were created by Raymon Wittenberg and sounds are by Flavia Faas. Graphics and programming were made by Floris Douma. A work in progress, it makes possible a trip of more or less five minutes. Vera van Wolferen tries to expand Thought Hopper 3000 such that in time it will be the home of other virtual objects and spaces to be explored. One can get acquainted with more of the artist’s work (like her paper and wood sculptures) on her Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thought Hopper 3000’s minimalist beauty makes it a virtual playground where it’s possible to lose oneself in a brief and hypnotic fascination. Projects like this one always remind us of the infinite and spectacular possibilities arising from the encounter between art and technology.

 

 

 

Images: Vera van Wolferen