Lone Wolves Stick Together PhD

Lone Wolves Stick Together is a Virtual Reality project for six players, that explores the possibilities of combining 360 Film and Animation with LARP and video games tools for interactivity, embodiment, interpretation, and participatory fiction.

Nadja Lipsyc's project aims to develop methods that can be applied to digital and physical 360 experiences.

'Lone Wolves Stick Together' is inspired by the movie 'Stalker' by Andrey Tarkovsky, using similar themes and surreal settings to investigate one main question: Is it worth cheating fate to fulfil our deepest desires?

The art-research will emphasize four main hypotheses:

1. Virtual and physical 360 experiences – such as LARP - can be the model for one another.
2. World building and environmental design allow to create different variations of experiences, making projects more accessible and more sustainable.
3. VR and MR are a fertile ground for unforeseen collaborative storytelling.
4. “Immersivism”, or the quest of hyper-engaging experiences, is a form of hedonism that requires an ethical reflection.