Kafka ReimaginedWritten on May 20th, 2020 by Jacky Lai
My idea for the final project of Creative Coding I is the implementation of a complementary website for my orientation project “Kafka Reimagined”, a virtual reality experience which attempts to visualize the events and dynamics described in Franz Kafka’s short story “The Jugdment” from 1912. The final website can be visited under: http://kafka-reimagined.herokuapp.com
The aim of this project was to use the skills and technologies introduced in Creative Coding I to create an online representation of my orientation project, which can be easily accessed and shared to a wider audience and should give an introduction and impression of the actual VR experience. My main focus was on the visual appearance, which is supposed to subversively reference the short story’s plot through the use of different media formats, such as audio and video and thus, transporting the scenery’s atmosphere and delivering a first impression of the project.
Here you can see the website’s landing page with an abstract of the VR experience
…and this is the subpage which contains a WebGL-based version of the VR experience’s first scene
The main lesson I was able to learn through this project was about bringing together multiple different media formats, web technologies and tools to a quite simple, but still complete web application, which can be accessed and viewed by an audience. Through the work on this project I moreover gained a comprehensive fundament in the context of web devlopment, on which I feel confident to build upon and extend it in order to create more complex web applications or websites which I can use for future projects and work.