Downtime is made for playing on laptop or pc only. Downtime does not work on Safari. Please use Chrome or Firefox. 

DOWNTIME

2020, Interactive Realtime Environment

A quiet spot in hyperspace to take some time out. 

As a counter to the hyper-productivity of the post-post-internet world, ‘Downtime’ virtually embodies the experience of ASMR into a interactive Realtime environment. Simulating a tranquil digital landscape, filled with calming digital artefacts, the user navigates via their computer arrow keys to explore the aimless world and discover aural sensations. The viewer is immersed in a lush landscape of sculpted pink sand dunes, that stretch as far as the eye can see. As they explore the space, they will discover various digital forms that  each emit a unique ASMR inspired sound effect. ‘Downtime’ acts a virtual sanctuary, a safe space to indulge in idleness. ‘Downtime’ is the opposite of productivity online, stripping out the endless windows, ads and notifications to create a virtual space to unwind and to disconnect.

'Downtime' was commissioned by Phoenix Leicester.

Instructions:

Downtime is made for playing on laptop or pc only.

Downtime does not work on Safari. Please use Chrome or Firefox. 

Please turn your sound on.

Use your arrow keys to move.

Mouse to look around.

Space bar to jump.

Refresh page to restart.

© 2019 by Sian Fan.